It’s Friday, and the ‘sphere is reeling from Klout’s move to decrease scores and thus influence while also throwing a curve ball to parents concerned their kids are being added to Klout, albeit privacy settings on Facebook would suggest that as an impossibility.
My friend @DannyBrown has been trying, to no avail, to get his profile removed from Klout as he believes it’s a menace to the true meaning of influence, and his quest has provoked many a conversation about this “influence channel.”
…via @PatFlynn of Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn’s newsletter came in today. Instead of his newsy notes, it was a letter suggesting he was getting perturbed that bloggers who grow too large for their britches should take a lude and come back to earth. He asked for his readers’ help to keep him honest and earthly while at the same time he acknowledged his own astonishingly aggressive growth spurt.
…via @ShakirahDawud of Deliberate Ink
She’s a talented writer and one I love reading. When Shakirah rolls into high gear with her storytelling, feature writing, novel-esque wordsmithing, it’s always a delight. In this post, she shares the “who” and “whom” conundrum and encourages everyone to get it write right.
…via @3HatsComm of 3 Hats Communication
My friend Davina Brewer, who has disappeared from the interwebz and is now a lurker, says that websites should not be designed cheaply. All those $99 website ads are bogus. Davina says she’s turned on to WordPress, and I agree! See what she says right here. (And, I wanted to give her a nod to say she’s missed.)
…via @LeonNoone of Staff Performance Secrets
I love this guy. His quick wit and dry humor make me laugh every time he comments and he “makes sure you have fun.” Leon is an Aussie change management consultant (I have no idea, I just said that), and I want him to know his stuff is good. In his blog post about 10 simple secrets to improving staff performance http://staffperformancesecrets.com/2011/10/staff-performance-10-tips/ the list is a great reminder how we need to delight customers.
If anyone comments, please do share a link to something you’ve written or a nod in another direction. In fact, what a great idea…please and thank you!