ActiveRain is Like a Kick in the Pants
Some times some of us need a kick in the pants.
Perhaps it’s procrastinating or avoiding doing something, or we simply need some sort of jump start to get with the program.
It might be using a new gadget or application, trying out new marketing strategies, saying goodbye to a particular client when things are just not working, focusing more efforts on SEO, updating our profiles, blogging more regularly…you get the idea.
ActiveRain is that kick in the pants to get us moving.
There are times we need to hear something more than once before it sinks in, makes sense, and we finally act on it. Hearing that others have implemented a strategy or are making an application work for them, and how they are doing so, often leads to positive action on our part – hey, I can do that. It’s motivating, and inspiring.
Perhaps we even feel a little guilty, having said to ourselves we would do such and such, and now that it’s smack in our face we have to admit it’s time to actually implement what we know we should have already done.
While we can all learn from the many posts, tutorials, and success stories there are some AR members who are particularly adept at the proverbial kick in the pants on a variety of topics.
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Brad Andersohn is one such person in particular when it comes to tech stuff. I see his most recent post 3 Things You Should Know about the New Google Search as a great example of being hit in the head with a 2 X 4. Yep, the Google search is new but his points about what this means are not really anything we haven’t heard before, just a reiteration of what we all know, but might not be doing. Hellooooo. Wake up call.
Another kicker in the pants is Katerina Gasset. If you have spent anytime at all on AR you can’t help thinking of Katerina and SEO in the same sentence, right? If you aren’t motivated to take her SEO to the Top webinar her posts on SEO will provide that much needed jolt to get you thinking about what you are not doing, and get doing it.
Lenn Harley knows a ton of stuff, and shares her knowledge, thoughts, and opinions freely. Of the many topics of which she speaks, perhaps the one that jumps out as a pants kicker is copyrights. Not a small matter, and potentially a costly one, and from the looks of what we see and hear, there are many whose pants haven’t been kicked quite enough. Lenn can do that. Check out her copyright series.
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I could go on with other names – no doubt you have your favorites. The point is that AR provides a terrific impetus to get moving on a whole host of issues. I see that as a good thing.
There’s nothing like a little kick in the pants with the cup of coffee early in the morning.