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11 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - 1WineDude.com TV Episo... · 3 replies · +1 points
Second: Get a damn mic.
Third: Hang a green screen and key in video of riding a rollercoaster or something; your bedroom walls are not an interesting thing to look at. Pan the camera down and do the video from the bed behind you, and now you're talking.
Fourth: As you were saying, the content (what you're actually saying) is of course spot-on.
Fifth: There is no fifth item. Peace!
11 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - Meet Playboy.com's New... · 0 replies · +1 points
Start setting up a photo album for all the photos with the stars! Only a matter of time!
12 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - 1WineDude TV Episode 2... · 4 replies · +2 points
Please, please move the comfy chair or get some lights for your face! As a video guy, I beg you.
12 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - Yes, I Went All Cartoo... · 0 replies · +2 points
Fabulous site refresh, very clean. When I first saw the cartoon likeness, I thought, "wait a second, this is a cartoon version of Joe from like ten years ago, ya think?"
Just don't be shocked when you find new readers that see what you really look like and say, "you look NOTHING like your picture on your site." Unless that's the goal, in which case: GOOD JOB.
12 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - 1WineDude Gets Serious... · 1 reply · +1 points
12 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - K is For K-rap Lawsuit... · 1 reply · +1 points
The use of lawyers just shows that the subject winery has very opportunistic lawyer friends. A proper PR response would've been more along the lines of what you describe, Joe: counter with facts and opposing opinions, not with red-hot emotions and vitriol. Doing the former shows that you're a class act and will even get respect from people who don't like you; doing the latter leads to situations like this, where large communities of people who were mildly positive to neutral supporters turn into opponents who will now seek to ensure you get no coverage on their medium.
Advantage goes to the wine blogger community for your leadership on this, Joe.
12 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - Brave New World (or â€... · 0 replies · +3 points
Loved seeing you, as usual.
12 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - Itâ€™s Time For the PL... · 1 reply · +2 points
12 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - What Do YOU Wanna Talk... · 1 reply · +2 points
Mutual Admiration Society notwithstanding, I would hope that the advanced blogging panel touches, however briefly, on conducting deeper research (something like, "you've written your first 100/500/1000 blog posts and have seemingly run out of topics. Now what?"). Alternately, talking about the "investigative journalism" side of wine blogging would be cool (but might require someone like Lew Perdue sitting on the panel).
Otherwise, Pamela Anderson's bra size works for me. See you soon, brother!
13 years ago @ 1 Wine Dude - Happier Times = Less W... · 1 reply · +1 points
I agree in principle with Jeff on some of this, though I think there is a place in the world for long-form wine reviews (a la Sonadora/Wannabe Wino). The CT/GrapeStories approach appeals to the instant gratification/litmus test for whether a particular wine should be considered for purchase.
The latter is more suited to reading an interesting story about wine, what it means to the writer, how they craft the story, what details they put in (or don't). This is one of the reasons why I read Alice Feiring's blog on a regular basis; her story-telling is phenomenal, whether or not I'll ever drink any of the wines she loves.
As for the "creating an online brand via social media", Gary V says it best: if you're fake, we'll figure it out quickly and shuffle you off to the sidelines. The community and the audience really is self-correcting in that regard.