Worth Its Weight In Gold

Groucho Marx

Cover of Groucho Marx

“When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ‘Damn, that was fun‘.” — Groucho Marx

The biggest mistake that people make in social media is the one where they believe that if they put a few words on a page people will flock to their blog and laud them as the second coming of Chris Brogan or the next Guy Kawasaki.

I don’t know about you but I am not interested in being either of those guys. It is not because I dislike them or have any sort of disdain for what they do but because I like being me. I like being me for a lot of reasons not the least of which is that I don’t have to try to be me because I just am.

And that my friends is what I look for in social media, the “just ams.” I like the “what you see is what you get crowd” best. I like them because they let me focus on the most important part of the social media scene, the people.

People are what keep me in this game. Sure, I like to write and I would do it even if no one read a single post. But that doesn’t mean that…

Please go read the rest of my guest post at Nancy’s place today.

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  1. Nina December 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Well said and I so agree! I’ve always felt that it was hard to put my blog in a genre . . . sort of a writer’s blog, sort of a mom blog. Gets consistent traffic but nothing through the roof. I’m happy with it the way it is though! It’s best to try and be just ourselves.

  2. Jonathan Gaurano December 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Jack: I read your blog at Nancy’s place but have decided to make it more personal by commenting here. I think what really resonated with me is this one line:

    “People power social media. People drive the platforms and provide the reason for most of us to show up and hang out in the places we frequent.”

    It kinda reminds me of Occupy Wall Street. It’s people who power up the streets – they’re the ones who drive the platforms.

    I thank you for writing and now am going to follow your blog as I’m going to follow Nancy’s blog as well.

    Thank You (:

  3. Mark December 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I couldn’t agree with more Jack. Authenticity only comes through when you’re being yourself. You just can’t fake it.

    Cheers to awesome people and being yourself!

  4. ardha December 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

    am from Indonesia a good article and very helpful I am very interested in your article … merry christmas

  5. Rochelle December 14, 2011 at 3:58 am

    I’m so glad I just came across your page. Love your writing, I love the fact that you would write even though no one would read it. Big ups to you. 🙂 Keep it up Jason. I will definitely be back here, and I will check out your guest post! Rochelle.

  6. Lance December 13, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I agree. I don’t seem to like the same bloggers and social media types that others do. I’m glad you are around. You write well and you “get it”

    off to read your guest post

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