Chris Brogan

Could I Quit My Day Job?

by Jamie Sanford on May 24, 2010

Well, I did.  I do have another one though.

I have completed my first week in the new position of Internet Marketing Manager at Noritake, specifically working in the tabletop division (you’ll note that I’ve linked right to the Noritake China site – there’s a new site coming soon).  It is a new position within the organization, and I’m very excited about the opportunity.

I got some lovely responses on Twitter when I mentioned that it was my first day, and I responded to thank my Twitter and blogger family members, many of whom have helped me to learn more about so many topics that have contributed to my knowledge base – the knowledge base that I knew would help me to find a new position.

This is one in a series of posts pulled from Chris Brogan’s “100 blog topics I hope YOU write.” (#53)

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Sunday Link Party!

by Jamie Sanford on May 11, 2010

I’m going to try and do these weekly…we’ll see if I can keep it up.

My photo of the week:

Pink Cadillac Diner, Wildwood.The Pink Cadillac Diner, in Wildwood, NJ.

Gala’s Cherry on Top for May 9

Subscribe to ZooBorns now, you will not regret it.

Betty White was so great on SNL.

Hopefully the people who would interrupt sex to answer a text just haven’t had good sex yet.

Chris Brogan’s wonderful post on little victories.

Use this to drop images of tweets into blog posts, etc.

(Yeah, I realize this is posting on Monday, but I did start it on Sunday, so…)

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How I Use Facebook.

by Jamie Sanford on March 27, 2009

This is the first in a series of posts pulled from Chris Brogan’s “100 blog topics I hope YOU write.” (#1)

I don’t know how long I’ve been actively using Facebook, I’m on there so often now that it becomes more of a “when WASN’T I using Facebook” thing.  The closest I can come to a Facebook start date is September 2007, which is when I started posting photos. I do have a little system I go through for using Facebook so I will spell that out here.

1. Review the home page, scroll through and check out what is being said and posted.  Lately this has also meant deciding if there was anyone I wasn’t interested in seeing newsfeed posts about anymore and clicking the dreaded X to remove them from the feed.  I don’t know how people with thousands of friends do it because I am at 260 and it was tough.  I will look at pictures, look at links that people have posted, etc.

2. Every few days or so I will check out “People You May Know” to see what’s going on there.  I’ve found many many people this way, especially those from elementary and middle school.

3. If I remember, I will poke Jessica or Chris back because they are the only people I play that little game with.

4. Next I click over to my profile.  An email (or 2 or 10) from Facebook telling me that stuff is happening gets me there, and then I generally just poke around and find things that way, instead of reading all of the emails separately.  I scan them later but I prefer to read new comments, etc, right on the page.  I check out comments on all of my posted stuff at this point, comment back to people, etc.

5. At this point I will hit the inbox if I see something new.  I find that I’m deleting inbox messages about 90% of the time without sending any sort of response.

6. These are my basic steps, if I am just checking in to check in, I’ll either close the tab or just leave it and move on to something else.

Other things I do on Facebook:

1. Post links to blog posts here on  Google Analytics is telling me that this is really working since I have many readers that come and check out my posts because I posted them on Facebook.  It’s good like that.

2. Post links to things that amuse me or that I think are important and/or amusing in some way.  I post YouTube videos, photos, etc., sometimes on my profile and sometimes right on the profiles of some friends.  I am not above posting a photo of a sexy male celebrity or two.

3. Write notes.  I have participated in many of the memes that have been floating around as of late, my first note was a rant about an issue I had with a fundraising company that I interacted with to earn money for my nephew’s school.  Since then, I have posted 25 random things about me, the 20 albums thing, a currents thing, etc.  My next step is to post 50 songs, because the 20 albums thing left out any opportunity to talk about individual songs that just take you back to a specific place and time and that might just be more fun.

4. Chat! I don’t do this too often because not THAT many of my people are into chatting via Facebook, but I have talked to Johnny (of Zeno’s Candy fame) quite a few times.

So that’s it – for now.  I might be missing something but I’ve been thinking about it as I’ve used Facebook in the last few days.

How do YOU use Facebook?

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Pay us what you think our content is worth.

by Jamie Sanford on February 19, 2009

They already pay what they think our content is worth.

They already "pay" what they think our content is worth.

I read this post by Cory Doctorow this morning on BoingBoing, called “How are you coping with collapse anxiety?” It features a photo of a sign outside of a cafe that read “Pay us what you think our food is worth.”

Immediately it occurred to me that this is what bloggers and other creators of free content are already doing.  Pay us what you think our CONTENT is worth, pay us with traffic, pay us with an increase in Whuffie. Pay us with great comments that spark further conversations.

Of course these things do not come quickly (most of the time) or without quite a bit of work and perseverence.  Chris Brogan has mentioned a few times that it took a while before his blog really caught on and turned into the comment party that it is nowadays.

Are you getting “paid” what your content is worth? What currency is important to you?

Photo credit, gruntzooki

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