Quotes from Bloggers

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22 Smart, Inspirational Quotes From Bloggers In 2008

Chris Brogan
From The Way Today’s Web Changes Things
“You CAN do things a lot more streamlined than before. You don’t need
an IT team. You need a nerd. You don’t need millions of dollars. You
need day jobs. You don’t need a million customers. You need the right
10,000.”

Seth Godin
From Be Careful Of Who You Work For
“If you want to become the kind of person that any company would kill
to have as an employee, you need to be the kind of employee that’s
really picky about who you align with.”

Eric Friedman
From Where Do You Live?:
“I recognized early on in my own career that some people want to feel
safe and get a paycheck every 2 weeks without challenging the status
quo. I also recognized that these people had convictions about things
that made them seem to come alive when they talked about them. Why not
take that passion and conviction and try to spend more time on it?”

Tim Jahn
From Make Friends With Your Weaknesses
“What separates the successful from the unsuccessful is the
acknowledgment of weakness. Bring your weaknesses to the front of the
line, acknowledge them, and learn from them. Think of them as a
valuable tool rather than trash to take out.”

Brian Solis
From The Social Revolution is Our Industrial Revolution
“Evolution is evolution – and it’s happened before us and will continue
after we’re gone. But, what’s taking place now is much more than change
for the sake of change. The socialization of content creation,
consumption and participation, is hastening the metamorphosis that
transforms everyday people into participants of a powerful and valuable
media literate society.”

Chris Anderson
From Why Technology Hasn’t Saved Us From Inflation (But Still Can)
“In a world where seemingly everything is getting more expensive, the
price of digital technology continues to fall and the differences
between those two economies are growing. If getting rich was the
incentive to go digital a decade ago, saving money may be an even
stronger motivation this time.”

Peter Kim
From How To Set An Ego Trap
“The old saying tells us, “the way to a man’s heart is through his
stomach.” Let’s update that for today’s world and recognize that the
way to a blogger’s keyboard is through their ego.”

Matt Dickman
From Don’t Forget The Rest Of The Digital Puzzle
Social media
isn’t the end-all-be-all, but it offers marketers unparalleled
opportunity to participate in relevant ways. It also provides a
launchpad for other marketing tactics. Social media is not an island,
it’s a high-power engine on the larger marketing ship.”

Steve Hodson
From WOOHOO! Someone finally gets it
“Just because we slap a new term and some soothing pastel web pages
together it doesn’t invalidate what came before it. It doesn’t change
the fact that we have been socializing on the web long before someone
invented the marketing term of social media. It sometimes seems though
that the tech world has this inbreed need to proclaim something as new
and totally different than what came before when in fact this isn’t the
case.”

Robert Scoble
From Disruptive Factories
“Americans are being fed only the negative stories about China
and that is lulling them into complacency. The largest book store in
the world is in Shenzhen. The largest city hall I’ve ever seen is here.
The largest library I’ve ever been in is here. This is an increasingly
educated workforce that’s just starting to get going. Americans need to
come to China and see what’s going on because it is absolutely stunning
in its scale.”

Mitch Joel
From The Real Work Has Yet To Begin
Blogging, Podcasting and staying up to date on Twitter, Facebook
and more is real work. It’s this kind of real work that affords me the
luxury to acquire new clients, build interesting Digital Marketing and
Communications initiatives, speak all over the world and think
ever-more deeply about this space.

Skellie
From How Not To Sell-Out
“If you think about the bloggers and thought-leaders currently making
waves at the moment–the people everyone is currently talking
about–you’ll notice that they are unashamedly individual and
unashamedly confident. You have to be. Believing that people will
listen to and find value in what you really want to say requires that.”

David Armano
From Passion vs. Productive
“There are actually few organizations that can support passionate
employees—even if they say they want them. That’s because the original
industrial revolution was designed to support productivity.”

François Rocaboy
From Take It Easy, More Human Times Are Coming
“It is the end of privacy? Who cares… that will reveal what real life
is. Moment of glory, of doubt, of pain, with all the situation that
goes along. Indeed, we will learn that people are more complex than we
knew before… It is not the end privacy, it is the end of clichés, of
stories, that’s all. May be that is good to see that humans are humans.”

Mark Stevens
From Is It A Depression Or Is It Malthus
“The formula for success is really quite simple. Unleash the
entrepreneurs. Get out of their way. Give them dollar for dollar tax
credits for every unemployed person they hire. Let them dream and risk
and build.”

Mark Dykeman
From Dare To Create Unique And Unoriginal Work
“Don’t worry about retracing the path of ten thousand other creators.
Make the journey your own with your honest, authentic thoughts and
feelings. No one can accurately duplicate that.”

Kevin Kelly
From 1,000 True Fans
“Young artists starting out in this digitally mediated world have
another path other than stardom, a path made possible by the very
technology that creates the long tail. Instead of trying to reach the
narrow and unlikely peaks of platinum hits, bestseller blockbusters,
and celebrity status, they can aim for direct connection with 1,000
True Fans.”

Maki Maki
From The Key To Effective Viral Marketing Is Emotional Engagement
“Human beings are far more likely to communicate ideas and information
with others when they are emotionally engaged. Find the key issues that
concern your audience and then inculcate them within your marketing
plan to get an emotional response.”

Leo Babauta
From 10 Steps to Take Action and Eliminate Bureaucracy
“A better answer than adding extra steps and meetings to a workday is
to focus on action. Create a culture of action and hire people who get
things done. Eliminate as much bureaucracy as possible and get things
moving.”

Jamis Buck
From Embrace Real Constrtaints, Not Artifical Ones
“Now, constraints are good, and you should certainly seek to embrace
yours. But creating artificial constraints because you’ve painted
yourself into a corner is code smell, and the solution is not to accept
your corner and wait for the paint to dry, it is to unpaint yourself
out of that corner. ”

Jeremiah Owyang
From Build Your Network Before You Need Them
“Those who ignore the party/conversation/network when they are content
and decide to drop in when they need the network may not succeed. It’s
pretty easy to spot those that are just joining the network purely to
take –not to give. Therefore, be part of the party/conversation/network
before you need anything from anyone.”

Sarah Lacy
From I Only Need 8 Jillion More Page Views to Make Rent. Call Your Friends!
“Stop looking at the Web as merely a display opportunity and not a way
to interact. That does not create a new business model, it just shifts
one that isn’t growing and is outdated. The reason sites like Google
are stealing advertisers from daily newspapers is not because Google
has more eyeballs. It’s because Google used the interactivity of the
Web to deliver a new, better way to advertise. ”

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One Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Abu
    Jan 02, 2009 @ 13:50:45

    Thanks for the great information. Wish you great 2009.

    Reply

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