Perspective — the bright side of blogging

Ever since I read/blogged about what’s been going on with Kathy Sierra (Creating Passionate Users), I’ve had sort of a dull ache in my heart.  It just makes me sad.

But…as I tried to catch up on my blog reading — I was reminded that the abusive, hate-filled idiots that have threatened Kathy are the vast minority. 

The truth is…the blogosphere is filled with generosity, insights, fellowship and helping hands.  People go out of their way to turn the spotlight from themselves and instead showcase excellence in others. 

Just wanted to share a couple reminders that the vast majority of the blogging community is good, generous and still has things in perspective.  I don’t know about you, but I needed the reminder today.

Reminder One:

Mack Collier of The Viral Garden is celebrating his blog’s 1st anniversary today.  Mack is known far and wide for being a guy who goes out of his way to help every and any marketing  blogger make a splash.  Father of the infamous z-list and the Top 25 Marketing blogs – Mack sets the bar for community building.

Vintage Mack…he changed his blog’s banner to call attention to many of the bloggers that have been a part of his blog’s growth.


Reminder Two:

John Moore of Brand Autopsy has put together his own March Madness Bracket — featuring marketing blogs.  John took the opportunity to introduce 64 marketing blogs to his readers. Generous.  And fun.  Go download it and see if you agree with the match up’s results.


Thanks guys!  Your timing could not have been better!

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