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What I Believe

February 28, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I was just reading –  Danny Brown’s Do Your Blog Readers Know Who You Are? – and it got me thinking about who actually reads my blog and how much they know about me. Whereas the only people that know about my blog are people I’m connected with on Twitter, I did some quick research and realized that of the 500+ people I follow and the 350+ that return the favor, I only personally know about 10 of them.

So today there will be no rant against self-proclaimed social media gurus claiming to be able to replace the PR industry 140 characters at a time and no semi-coherent tirade about what the PR industry is doing right or wrong.

JAG and a Hack: This is all about me. My opportunity to tell you who I am, what kind of blogger I am and what I believe. I’m not a guru, enthusiast, leader, or even rock-star. I’m just a guy (JAG). Nothing more and nothing less.

As a blogger, I admit that I’m a bit of a hack. Maybe it will come back to haunt me down the road, but my blog is what it is. It’s my view and my options. And, it can be a bit raw. I fully admit that I could spend some more time editing and proof reading etc., but honestly, that would make my blog too much like work. If anyone ever wants to pay me to blog then you’ll get it typo free and probably a bit more grammatically correct, but until then I’m content to be a JAG and a Hack.

Anyway, in an attempt to express more of my personal side, here is What I Believe.

  • I believe that if you post a blog that is under 100 words or over 1000 – it better be really really funny or informative.
  • I believe that there IS such a thing as a stupid question.
  • I believe all those porn bots following me on twitter really do think I’m hot and want to share photos with me and only me.
  • I believe that AC/DC is the greatest band EVER!
  • I believe in capital punishment – for anyone using PR as a verb.
  • I believe in life on the Moon, but I don’t give a rats ass about it.
  • I believe that swearing when I’ve hurt myself really DOES help ease the pain.
  • I believe that teachers should make more money than athletes, but it is what it is, so get over it.
  • I believe one of the greatest phrases of all time is: “it is what it is.”
  • As a PR professional I believe in honestly and transparency and leading by example.
  • As a parent I believe in double standards and hypocrisy and do as say not as I do.
  • I believe that people without kids who try to give parenting advice should have all fingernails removed – SLOWLY.
  • I believe only wealthy, celibate, non-voting, vegetarian shut-ins can tell me gambling is wrong.
  • I believe that beer and coffee makes almost everything okay.
  • I believe you shouldn’t believe everything you read. Especially in blogs.
  • And I believe that anyone that posts a blog using the word “I” more than 25 times must be the most pompous, self-indulged individual on the planet. That is what I believe.
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  1. February 28, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    They’re not all pornbots, Paul. I have a few side gigs you just don’t know about.

  2. March 1, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Hey there Mike,

    Found your blog thanks to social monitoring, and really glad I did – some great stuff on here, fella 🙂

    Glad to see my post over at Grant’s opened this post up – I can’t ask for much more than that from a post 🙂

    Looking forward to reading more of your stuff. And agree with you 100% – anyone saying that social media will replace the likes of PR, marketing, media, etc, is missing the bigger picture. Enhance, yes; replace, no.

    Cheers!

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