Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How Do We Determine Our Value?

Everyone likes to think they have a wide area of influence. Especially if they're a writer or blogger.  Which I am.  There are several ways of measuring online influence, but do they mean as much as they're touted to?  And what does my thinking do for what I get out of life?  A few random but related thoughts.


One of the things publishers look for in a book author is who he already influences.  One aspect of that is the author's influence on social media.  The same is true for bloggers.  A popular measure of that is a service called Klout.  If your online situation is unique, Klout's accuracy might not be totally accurate, though.  Let me explain.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

To List or Not to List....

Google+ can seem intimidating and barren if you're new there.  As a result, G+ came up with a list of suggested people to connect with in various categories.  There's been a lot of discussion about whether or not a list is good or not.  And whether people placed in multiple categories is wise.  Here are some thoughts I posted there on the subject.  They pretty well fit, whether you're trying to add connections on G+, Facebook or Twitter. --

Does the word serendipity mean anything to you? <grin>

There's been a lot of discussion about the recommended follow lists. I think we can all agree they can help the nontechie newbie slide into G+ without feeling like nothing is going on here. I do have a couple of issues with the lists: