First, thank you for reading. Blogging is kind of like being on the radio. You wonder if anybody’s out there. I enjoy the feedback that I get, both as comments to the blog as well as private emails and real conversations about specific posts.
As you may know, I read other blogs. Some are inspiring. Some offer other points of view. Some, I learn from and remember, when you’re learning, you’re growing. I want to thank some other bloggers for their contributions.
Pete Caputa would blush if I wrote all the ways that he’s influenced my blogging and attitude about blogging. He taught me about links, aggregators, blog-versations, blog-quaintences, and so many other things. When someone tells me that they’re not getting value from the internet, I tell them about my son, Mark and introduce them to Pete.
Michael Kreppein‘s written two posts recently that are great examples of how you can get learn from a blog. Many salespeople recognize the value of a networking, referrals and introductions. Michael blends virtuality with reality with his on-line referral machine.
Many of you might consider Trish Bertuzzi to be a competitor of mine. We could compete. We choose not to, but we do get different points of view from each other. Check out Tip #2. It reminded me of Frank with his 6 at 6. He went through a period where he left 6 voicemail messages for 6 CEO’s between 6 and 6:06 AM. If you were a CEO and you got a voicemail message at 6 AM, what would you think?
Do any of your competitors, vendors, friends, allies, resources, consultants, etc. have a blog, e-newsletter, or other web presence that you can learn from or that can help you keep an eye on them?