Vanity is Overrated

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Live for the Moment, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

Live for the Moment

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Vanity is Overrated, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

Imperfection is Perfection

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Live for the Moment, Vanity is Overrated, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

No Persona

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, Imperfection is Perfection, Live for the Moment, Vanity is Overrated, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

Life Is as It Is

Part of the Experimental Conversation Series:

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Live for the Moment, Vanity is Overrated, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories | (Feedback)


My first question for this topic is, how many ways can we break this topic down? If we start pulling at the threads, what are some of the things that come out?

I’d like to collect ideas, themes, topics of study, quotations, links to great articles, etc to help shape our conversation.

Experimental Conversation Series

I love to learn, and I learn best through conversations. I love meeting new people, but not through random LinkedIn Invites, rather through great conversations. And, there are a number of conversations I want to have with existing friends and new people who love great conversations. But, I’m struggling to determine the best place to have these conversations.


Facebook is the easiest tool to reach for, but it just isn’t where I want to bury these threads. I tested branch, but ironically it seems they have removed the whole ‘branching’ thing. I am going to test known at some point. And, I want to see if Kapuno might work too. But, first, I thought I would try the simplest thing that works: small posts + disqus comments.


I’ll try to keep the navigation simple, and the channels of conversations simple. I am most interested in having you participate in the conversations themselves, but if you have questions or feedback about the format, that would be fun too. But, let’s keep the meta conversation to this thread over here.


Kicking Things Off

Below are the topics I’d love to explore. One of the first things I want to do is figure out some of the sub themes that make up these bigger trends. I’m going to brain storm a few ideas, but I’d love to have you help me fill in the gaps! And, I should point out that these posts will be a little bit like wiki pages… they aren’t editable by everyone, but they are living documents that will be updated regularly. I will tweak and improve them based on our conversations.

Life Is as It Is, No Persona, Imperfection is Perfection, Live for the Moment, Vanity is Overrated, Privacy is Everything, Real Friends Love the Real You, Leave No Trace, Just Shared Memories

Today is Community Manager Appreciate Day #CMAD

One of my favorite days of the year. These are my people, and I love that Jeremiah Owyang created a day to appreciate their hard, and often under appreciated, work.

This year there is a great website where you can learn and connect:

http://communitymanagerappreciationday.com/

I also ran across a great article listing off a few of the great professionals in this space.

And, because I like to get to know people over time, I quickly created some lists to follow these folks. You can subscribe to them too!

To all my friends and colleagues: HAPPY COMMUNITY MANAGER DAY

oh, p.s. I’ll be on a panel this evening at 5pm Pacific discussing

Determining the Business Value of Community Managers at Startups

You should join! =)