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12 years ago @ Kenny Silva's Blo... - 7 Signs That You Need ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Love the list, Kenny. I particularly like the one about putting too much stock in empty Twitter/Facebook numbers.

While I agree with #1, I know too many people who take this too far. Although the American workplace has become much more casual over the last two decades, appearances do still matter in business. I wish that talent spoke for itself, but I don't think that it always does--especially when working with people from older generations or industries. Also, I'm all for casual, as long as you're still dressing like an adult.

Having started my career at music magazines and record labels, I wore absolutely whatever I wanted. I would roll into work with wild hair and wearing ripped jeans, flip flops, and a t-shirt. Ninety percent of the time this was OK. When I needed an older colleague to take me seriously, though, I was often out of luck. I still dress pretty casually, but it's now adult, groomed casual.

12 years ago @ Kenny Silva's Blo... - Fun Friday: Seinfeld o... · 0 replies · +1 points

Seinfeld. No question.

If it weren't for "Seinfeld", we wouldn't have "Arrested Development", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or most of today's best TV comedies.

If it weren't for "Friends", we wouldn't have "Cougar Town".

13 years ago @ Tyler L. Clark - Why We Should Stop Tal... · 0 replies · +1 points

Of course. Fixed it. Thanks!

13 years ago @ Tyler L. Clark - Why We Should Stop Tal... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for your comment. I agree. There are a lot more questions than answers, and we should all be careful not to jump to too many conclusions. You raise some interesting questions.

13 years ago @ Tyler L. Clark - Summertime Brews: 11 S... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes! God bless The Coug'!

13 years ago @ Tyler L. Clark - Ministers Who Don't Mi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Aaron, thanks for stopping by and sharing your experiences on this. I'm glad that you've found a church at which you really feel home. That's huge.

13 years ago @ Tyler L. Clark - Ministers Who Don't Mi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for sharing, Chris. It's good to hear from you. I try my hardest not to be cynical and to acknowledge that you can't judge a God by his followers, but stories like this make it difficult.

13 years ago @ Kyle Lacy, Social Medi... - Is Twitter Just a Big ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Good post. It's easy to assume that people with lots of followers must be worth following, but that doesn't seem to be true. That's like assuming that Nickleback must be great because they sell so many records.

I know some folks with a ridiculous number of followers who don't have very good content. They're just shameless self-promoters or people who follow a stupid number of people in hopes of getting them to follow back. Conversely, some of the most valuable content on Twitter comes from folks with few followers. They quietly do things well, but they don't make a fuss about it.

Of course I easily get distracted by the numbers of Twitter, but I'm trying to stay aware that (as McMedia said) it's about quality over quantity.

13 years ago @ Tyler L. Clark - Does Foursquare Encour... · 0 replies · +1 points

Bill: Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad that you've jumped into the conversation.

You bring up great points. We're about the same age, and I'm glad that you're looking at issues of values and substance.

13 years ago @ Tyler L. Clark - Reflections on a Tragedy · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Aaron. It was weird to be in Orlando but not see anyone from my Orlando days. I hope to make it back there just to hang out later this year.