I fully admit I’m not the smartest guy in the world, but I’m of the opinion that there are far too many ways to tell people to follow you, tell people to read your stuff, or cutesy little buttons to tell people they should read what you just read.
Of course, I’m talking about the addition of Google Buzz to the social media battlefield.
I realize that every major league, and even those still waiting for their shot in the minors, want to promote their own social media apps keep you hanging out on their virtual real estate, but geez, I’m beginning to feel anxiety because I’ve got 1000+ unread things to skim through everyday.
So I ask you… do we really need 20 different sites to say read me, follow me, or show me love? If so, which ones do you suggest that we focus upon?
The Financial Brand – Kansas credit union says ‘We’re not Wall Street’.
In one of the most brilliant marketing moves I’ve seen in years, the Credit Union of Johnson County, Kansas, renamed itself Mainstreet Credit Union. I’ve been rambling on for over a year why haven’t credit unions promoted an Anti-Too Big To Fail advertising campaign to attract outraged taxpayers, and I’m glad a few have stepped up and aggressively adopted this tactic. If lower mortgage rates, better business ethics, and higher saving rates doesn’t work, then perhaps anger and outrage is the next best thing to common sense.
The Business Insider – Despite All The Hate, American Dollars Are Used Worldwide More Than Ever.
I really liked this common sense post in that it’s a solid reminder that all those USD haters out there left out this little tidbit of information while they were bashing King Dollar, but adding to their long positions in gold. Got to be wary of who and where you’re taking your information from.
Cash Money Life - 5 Reasons Your Press Release Sucks.
Lots of good advice for you PR folks who have been sending me dozens of crappy press releases over the last few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, some of them are very well written and got a reply from me, but most were long, boring, and didn’t really hold my attention more than 10 seconds. One of them even had a nice typo so take that as a sign you might need to up your game and/or read Patrick’s advice.
UK Telegraph – Millionaire gives away fortune which made him miserable.
I’m a big believer in the things that you own end up owning you, so if you’re unhappy because you’re forced to do crappy things you don’t enjoy just so you can own material possessions, just sell them (or give them away) and stop working so hard. Life is too short to spend it doing crap you hate anyways. Find something you love to do and monetize it!
Darwin’s Finance – 10 Highest Paying Degrees 2010.
Further proof that it pays to get A’s in science and math class considering that engineering and hardcore science still sit at the top of the earning pyramid. Instead of chasing various degrees that have a boom-bust cyclical nature to them, sticking to the industries that still make things in this country (energy, pharmaceuticals, things that go boom) pay off very well after completing your degree.
I participated in just one carnival last week at the Carnival of Debt Reduction.