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Word of the Day: April 27, 2012

Storage Blogwars

 

 

(Store-ahge-blahG-warz)

 

In Las Vegas, the bidders were hoping to find a great blog, for the very first time in recorded history...

 

 

1)  What happens when assorted bloggers that  nobody takes seriously, who all realize that nobody’s read their posts for 2 or more years, and so they start promoting old content endlessly on Twitter and Facebook in the hopes that somebody will hear them over the din of others doing the same thing, and finally click through. Best known for a blogger named Dave who keeps shouting “LIKE!” in the most irritating manner imaginable.

 

 

*Note:  This entry was brought to you by reader Lance Buhrmann, as posted in a comment on a previous “Word of the Day” blog post.

 

This blog has been accredited by the MPB, the Multi-Blog Manipulators, (also my initials!) as the best, fake, blog-related “Word of the Day” feature.  The fact that it is the only blog of it’s kind may have also had some bearing on the award’s presentation, but I highly resemble that insinuation…

 

*NOTE;  IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR A FAKE, BLOGGING-RELATED WORD OR ACRONYM THAT YOU LIKE, DESPISE OR USE, PLEASE LEAVE IT AS A COMMENT, ALONG WITH A SHORT DEFINITION AND THE PHONETICS. YOUR SUGGESTIONS WILL BE AN UPCOMING DAILY FEATURE!  

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My First Hate Mail! Yet, it includes my LinkedIn Group Members!

My wait is finally over!  Not only do i get my first hate mail (not as a comment, but left on G+ – not the same but just as good!), but the LinkedIn group that I started, which was once rather successful, and is now steadily growing again with the help of my online friends (and many more who should be joining soon through Social Oomph and Helium.com) was also targeted nastily, which I take very personally!

 

Now, I do ask my faithful followers and my great new friends from my group on LinkedIn (Doreen, Christy, Nigel, etc) to please at least read the last 2 sentences of the note (highlighted in blue, below).

 

In my very first hate mail (and it was a hard job! A long time coming too!), I am told that i am a spammer and a page view hog.  I also tweet and make G+ comments for my group members and some other followers *(as well as the sender of this hate mail) that are misleading and tag stuffing (is that anything like turkey stuffing? Yum!).  I am a

 

  I happen to know all that, Marc. So your “Uh, i only take prescribed medication for cancer and other ailments that i have…” right after your “I am not Michael Mozart” comment is just enough. I had mistakenly thought we were casual friends. I had not realized my sole purpose was to be a statistic in your hit counter.

You asked the other day if you were doing something wrong. The short answer is yes. You are a spammer. The article I told you was bait and switch is just as much a click magnet as the “I do, too!” post. Rather than offering legitimate information, you are sticking your tongue out at those who would click. I told you this a while back with your tag stuffing.

It is a social media tactic which gets people the world over unfriended. They bait people onto their statuses with cryptic or misleading claims only to get people to interact with their pages. Like the person who constantly puts up as a status, “Oh, what a horrible day,” begging the unsuspecting or the legitimate friends to engage them in conversation.

To be quite frank, if I wanted to open a blogging and social media school, I probably could. Problem is, I do not want that as a profession. I only consult for paying clients, as I have enough work of my own to do. It is a large part of the reason I abandoned the group on LinkedIn. I do not have the time to commit to giving free advice to people who are and have been using platforms without reading the instructions and the hosted advice about getting their blogs to perform.

I have made a large effort to slow the number of notifications my friends get as to my content. The ones who want it subscribe directly to me or to the RSS feed.

Here, I frequently share more things which I did not create in order to harness the driving force behind the G+ platform. The majority of my posts are public and not sent to anyone at all. This is the truest effort of someone who never wants to be listed as a spammer, and a large dose of following the advice I give to everyone who pays me.very bad person who has no idea how to use social media – duh!  I’ve been openly stating that for a while now!  I have been at this for almost 4 months now, and the sender of this note for years…

This note was in response to one i sent asking what I did wrong, and why i was being compared to someone else who blogged about something that I work at a compassionate society for.

The following is the note left on G+ to me.  Now, I will not name the originator, and I do welcome them (the non-sexual term so as not to expose her) to respond via a comment (no moderation here!) to any misinformation or missing information that they may deem necessary to this post’s being true, complete and honest, which I strive for in most of my posts (well, the serious ones anyways – some people just have no sense of humor)…

Now, listen here young man!

  I happen to know all that, Marc. So your “Uh, i only take prescribed medication for cancer and other ailments that i have…” right after your “I am not Michael Mozart” comment is just enough. I had mistakenly thought we were casual friends. I had not realized my sole purpose was to be a statistic in your hit counter.

You asked the other day if you were doing something wrong. The short answer is yes. You are a spammer. The article I told you was bait and switch is just as much a click magnet as the “I do, too!” post. Rather than offering legitimate information, you are sticking your tongue out at those who would click. I told you this a while back with your tag stuffing. 

It is a social media tactic which gets people the world over unfriended. They bait people onto their statuses with cryptic or misleading claims only to get people to interact with their pages. Like the person who constantly puts up as a status, “Oh, what a horrible day,” begging the unsuspecting or the legitimate friends to engage them in conversation.

To be quite frank, if I wanted to open a blogging and social media school, I probably could. Problem is, I do not want that as a profession. I only consult for paying clients, as I have enough work of my own to do. It is a large part of the reason I abandoned the group on LinkedIn. I do not have the time to commit to giving free advice to people who are and have been using platforms without reading the instructions and the hosted advice about getting their blogs to perform.

I have made a large effort to slow the number of notifications my friends get as to my content. The ones who want it subscribe directly to me or to the RSS feed. 

Here, I frequently share more things which I did not create in order to harness the driving force behind the G+ platform. The majority of my posts are public and not sent to anyone at all. This is the truest effort of someone who never wants to be listed as a spammer, and a large dose of following the advice I give to everyone who pays me.”

Now, I am not one to pay someone to give me some tips or help of any kind;  if they don’t have time for me then that’s fine, but there is absolutely no need to talk down to me or my group members.
Now, to all of my LinkedIn group members, please take heart.  This person is more than willing to offer tips to you in exchange for cold, hard cash.

I don't feel sad... but frustrated and rather peeved - take it out on me, not my group members!

And to the originator of this note – leaving it open on the social networking site, you have labelled me as a spammer and a page view hog.  You may be popular and have a good following, and now be sponsored to blog your laptop off, but leaving that note there for all to see is only done so to get people to stay away from me.

 

*note to the originator…

If you had a shred of decency you would take my name off of that  drivel  comment.

Word of the Day: January 2, 2012

Slaggers.

(slay-ger-z)

Blog, comment, comment, answer comment, comment, blog.

1) People who leave comments on blog posts that have nothing to do with the post.

2) Bloggers who spend as much time posting comments on other blogs and answering comments on their own blogs as they do writing blogs.

Just what does the 10th Doctor Say…???

9 out of 10 doctors agree that Celebrex lessens the effects of arthritis on the human body.

9 out of 10 doctors agree that Lotomax is the best choice for lessening the effects of runny bowels in every day life.

9 out of 10 dentists agree that Crest is the best toothpaste for daily use.

9 out of 10 dentists agree that Colgate is the best toothpaste for daily use.

9 out of 10 dentists agree that Arm & Hammer is the best toothpaste for daily use.

All of these “studies” are true 19 times out of 20. What happens in that 20th poll is what I would like to see: it makes me wonder if that 20th poll had 10 doctors or dentists proclaiming that their patients should never use the medication, as it causes more problems than what it is supposed to cure or alleviate does.

Okay, I’m starting to see a pattern here – there’s a lot of doctors and dentists out there that are sell outs – they are making a lot of money, free golf clubs, memberships and trips from the pharmaceutical companies, toothpaste and oral hygiene companies and manufacturers. Name an ailment, a requirement or a medication and the consumer lobby will find 9 out of 10 doctors, dentists or pharmacists (professional may be portrayed by an amateur actor. 5% less anal leakage is only an approximation and is not a guarantee).

What exactly is it that that 10th doctor, dentist and pharmacist refuses to sell out over? It can’t be because there is only 3% less anal leakage with the new, improved prescription medications and not a full 5%, nor can it be that the 10th dentist doesn’t think that Crest is a good toothpaste for daily use. So, why the hold-outs becomes my first question, and question it I do. I question why they have to pay actors to represent doctors who only represent 90% of their profession, 19 times out of 20.

How many times have you been in to see your doctor or dentist and there was a pharmaceutical sales representative, with their big old box of drugs, standing with the receptionists making small talk? I’m guessing at least 9 out of 10 times, 19 times out of 20. My doctor has a storage closet where they store the freebies, the new and/or improved drugs that they want doctors to prescribe. So, please don’t complain when you take your prescription for Celebrex to the pharmacy, get home and then bury your head in the oven with the gas on. It says right on the commercial that suicide tendencies and increased thoughts of suicide are common side effects of the drug. What’s Celebrex prescribed for? If you guessed depression, give yourself a gold star! I’m guessing that 10th doctor just didn’t want to be part of that big multinational lawsuit from the families of the victims, i mean, patients that took the drug.

Funny thing, I’ve never heard of someone smoking a joint of pot and committing suicide (well, maybe not funny ha ha), and since pot is the best anti-depressant going around, I may just have a suggestion for people who may want to try Celebrex.

Go smoke a big fattie and chillax, dude!Skip out on the pharmaceuticals and step up to the new wave of people using naturally growing plants, weeds and shrubberies. Oh, and nuts. Gotta have (or,m be) nuts!

Aside

Why People Misunderstand You

What? Wait, no – I didn’t mean it that way!

It seems that no matter what you say, there will always be someone who takes offense. If you say “Merry Christmas” in a school or mall, you may be perceived to be a Holly Christian Terrorist, bent on destroying the fabric of the one-state, to want to destroy what so many have fought to make banal. Case in point: You walk into a store and the greeter says “Happy Holidays!”. You proceed to strangle the octogenarian to death, screaming and foaming at the mouth. That poor greeter, though, was just saying what the store told them to say or face being fired. The miscommunication here is when they are begging you to stop killing them, and you take offense, thinking that they were laughing at you because they think something you said was funny. You know, stop it, you’re killing me!

Is There Anyone Born Without Foot-In-Mouth Disease?

Dogs and other animals are born lacking a certain human defect. They can’t lie. They don’t mind if you bring another dog home with you, and they love it when you have other dog’s smells on you when you get home late at night.

But when what you say is meant as a compliment, and someone takes offense, what can you do? You can crawl under the nearest rock and hide, bury your head in the sand, much like my beloved Golden Retriever used to love to do quite frequently (and literally!). You can try to explain yourself to the person who took offense, but in doing so you may come off as begging, again, much like my beloved Golden Retriever used to do quite frequently. You need to find some common ground, and have people who know you well to tell the offended people “No, they’re not like that at all! They may be a little on the nutty side, but they mean well and would never insult someone they look up to.” – the sort of person I, myself, needed this morning. But you should never need someone to back you up when dealing with people you know, the real problem is when you say something to someone you respect, adore or just look up to who is a “friend” on a social networking site – someone you’ve never spoken to in person, and who has never had the luxury of getting to know you as you really are.

What Did I Say Wrong?

When someone takes what you said the wrong way, you can sound awfully whiny when you ask them what you said wrong. Now, this should never happen with people you know, love and have grown up with, but even the ones you love will take something you’ve said and turn it around on you. Whose fault is it?  It is usually nobody’s fault, unless one of the two involved have a persisting problem with the other, in which case anything said could be turned around and made into something it wasn’t, and was never meant to be.

What Should I Do?

Get your head out of the sand~

Get your head out of the sand, come up for air and fight for your right to be right, You can either claim that you had no intention on hurting the other`s feelings and then turn the tables on them and make it seem like they are at fault, or you can man up and take responsibility, offering apologies and saying how you never meant it to be taken that way.

When you have found out that someone has taken something you’ve said the wrong way, you should never air it out in public, as that gives others a reason to join one bandwagon or the other. Talk, email or chat online, but do it privately, with nobody else involved. Make sure to tell the person what you said, how it was meant  and who it was meant for. Don’t lie, don’t pull any punches. You remember the truths that you have said, you don’t remember the lies.

Just make sure that the person who you may have unknowingly and unwittingly insulted knows that you were really upset by the misunderstanding, and that you would never put them down like that, especially if it was done in public, or God forbid, on a public social networking site.

The Meaning of Life?

No, not really… just the meaning of this post. You have to be careful when typing responses on social networking sites, because once it is there for all to see, all might actually see it. A simple typo or a bad case of auto-correct gone bad and you have a new enema (there’s that danged auto-correct again! It should have been “enemy”…).

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