Guy on community…

Guy Kawasaki talks about building a good community. I think he forgot the most important one: hang out with the community! Why have I been successful where other people at Microsoft haven’t? Cause I hang out at geek dinners and other events. Tonight we had a blogger dinner. Just being there is important. Bringing Maryam is even more important cause she builds a stronger community by not talking geek stuff so much.

Another important rule? Include the Z list. How do you do that? Link, and link often! (Something that Guy hasn’t done yet in a big way).

Another way? Don’t make the community come to you. Go to the community. Huh? Answer your email! (I’m behind, but I’m on vacation). And, use CoComment and head off to other people’s blogs and answer their posts there.

66 thoughts on “Guy on community…

  1. As to Christopher Coulter’s comments on Microsoft about wasting oney, I like to answer the question by looking at the stock price chart of Microsoft over the last few years.

    Where has the price been and where is it going? Have they wasted money or used resources effectively?

    Don
    http://www.pluginready.com

  2. As to Christopher Coulter’s comments on Microsoft about wasting oney, I like to answer the question by looking at the stock price chart of Microsoft over the last few years.

    Where has the price been and where is it going? Have they wasted money or used resources effectively?

    Don
    http://www.pluginready.com

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  4. Hello
    How are you. I hope you are fine. I am from pakistan. My name is kashif. I want to become your friend iif you like to became my friend then
    please reply me. I am wating for your reply.
    Thanks
    bye

    7 RULES 2 BE HAPPY:
    1>never hate.
    2>don’t worry.
    >live simple.
    4>expect a little.
    5>give a lot.
    6>always smile.
    7>have a good “FRIEND”
    like me.

  5. Geeks love other geeks. Oppossing coaches get together at conventions, too. So you get together with other bloggers that happen to use Linux and Macs, what’s your point? How many of those Linux developers have you gotten off Linux and on to the MS platform? Or are they simply other bloggers getting together to convince each oher they actually matter? Again, my point is, until those people start swearing off Linux and using MS software your efforts are a waste MS resources. Are you tracking any of that? Or simply keeping a travelogue and patting yourself on the back for how many other bloggers you meet and link to you?

  6. Geeks love other geeks. Oppossing coaches get together at conventions, too. So you get together with other bloggers that happen to use Linux and Macs, what’s your point? How many of those Linux developers have you gotten off Linux and on to the MS platform? Or are they simply other bloggers getting together to convince each oher they actually matter? Again, my point is, until those people start swearing off Linux and using MS software your efforts are a waste MS resources. Are you tracking any of that? Or simply keeping a travelogue and patting yourself on the back for how many other bloggers you meet and link to you?

  7. Yeah, life as an A-List blogger is so cushy. All you have to do is take flak from hundreds of people who criticize just about everything you do.

    I’ll take my relative obscurity, thanks. At least the only potshots I take are from my family, wanting to know if I’m going to finally get of the f***ing computer.

  8. Yeah, life as an A-List blogger is so cushy. All you have to do is take flak from hundreds of people who criticize just about everything you do.

    I’ll take my relative obscurity, thanks. At least the only potshots I take are from my family, wanting to know if I’m going to finally get of the f***ing computer.

  9. Christopher: my employers are happy with what I do for them. If they weren’t they’d fire me.

    You are beyond firing, minus something very stupid, like a felony, releasing code or internal purchase system abuse. The PR fallout would be too great, Microsoft for whatever gig it wanted, hath made a Devils Deal. Even if they aren’t happy, they won’t be able to do anything about it. Actually a great position to be in, and one point for you, in that you own your Employer, they don’t own you. That is a rare thing in this world, usually obtained by great achievement, or in your case, ummm, A-List Blog games, which to some (I guess) is a “great achievement”.

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