We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for the simple reason that I came across this amazing Twitter intro from Pushing Social and wanted to copy him. Well, copy ProBlogger, I guess.
I’m not a die-hard ProBlogger reader, but Darren posted this challenge back in July: Link to 7 posts that fit under a certain theme. Because my blog growth has been packed into the last few months (the first few were lame), I’m always looking for ways to bring back old content. So because I’m lazy and don’t feel like writing anything of quality today, I want to do a little travel through time by linking to some of my favorite posts:
1. My First Post
The Beauty Of Facebook Advertisements
This is the story of how everything started – how I got my first job out of college, how I got involved with social media and eventually took off on my own. While this post doesn’t cover every detail, it does explain how this blog got its start. c
2. A Post I Enjoyed Writing the Most
12 Social Media Buzzwords Redefined
This was crazy fun for me because I got to bitch while pretending to sound “clever.” Regardless of the fact that I am indeed a social media consultant, I get sick of reading the same regurgitated crap over and over again. I wrote this post with alternative definitions to the business jargon that’s so often thrown in our faces.
3. A Post Which Has Great Discussion
Walking the Walk vs. Talking the Talk
This post was inspired by a conversation I had with a fellow social media consultant who has more clients than me, but doesn’t have as strong a social media presence. Fifty-six people weighed in with their thoughts on whether they’d hire someone without an SM presence or whether it didn’t matter. The thing I love most about the discussion is that people didn’t just stop by once to comment, they came back to respond to me, to each other, and the result was a fabulously awesome conversation.
4. A Post I Wish I Had Written
Choose to be outstanding (or choose to continue to suck)
It’s no secret I have a crush on Johnny B. Truant (hey dude, welcome from Google Alerts), but this post solidified my love. Yeah, he rocks at internet magic and has a background in smart people stuff like philosophy, but this post is the most epic combination of the two. He talks about success, and choosing to make the sacrifices necessary to accomplish your goals, or just simply being happy with the amount of of effort you put in. I wish I could explain this better, but you just need to go over there, he has some fabulous perception vs reality examples that kicked my ass a little bit.
5. A Post With a Title That I’m Proud Of
My Name is Marian and I’m a Comment Whore
This was my first post with more than 20 comments and it rocked my world. People found a way to relate and since then I’ve seen the term “Comment Whore” thrown around the web. I’m very proud.
6. A Post I Wish More People Had Read
8 Things I’ve Learned from Working Retail
To be fair, I wrote this post only six months into my blog, so it’s not like I had tons of readers anyway. While it’s meant to be a funny sort of post, I wish more people had read it because I wish more people would stop acting like assholes in stores.
7. My Most Visited Post Ever
8 Reasons No One’s Following You On Twitter
Honestly, not my best, but the “catchy” headline coupled with some bullshit-free lessons had people retweeting this one like mad. Plus, it helped that one of those Twitter tips accounts (I can’t remember the name now) tweeted it – resulting in thousands of new readers that day.
I don’t usually allow links in the comments section because they’re usually spammy, but I’d love you to share your own link challenge here for our reading pleasure. You can post all 7 links, just one or two, or simply tell me how awesome I am. Whatever works.