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.

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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.

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Thanks guys!  Your timing could not have been better!

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7 comments on “Perspective — the bright side of blogging

  1. Cam Beck says:

    Of course, both bloggers are exceedingly generous, but that bracket is brilliant. Who wins and who loses? Who cares? It’s a fun exercise, regardless. 🙂

  2. CK says:

    Thank you for alerting me to this…I still have no idea what this is or how I battled you but it sounds fun (though I’m a hugger not a fighter :-).

    Best!

  3. CK says:

    And Mack rocks…so great of you to feature this banner, I miss it already being that it’s already gone from his blog ;-(.

  4. Mack Collier says:

    Thanks for the kind words Drew, and thanks for reposting the banner. I’ve already had a few people ask me about it,and I’m telling them to come here to see it 😉

  5. Cam,

    Yes, the bracket is fun, timely and again sort of takes a snapshot of part of the community.

    I’m pulling for Marketing Profs myself…

    Drew

  6. CK — I think its all very random and just for fun. I’d rather get a hug from you than a black eye any day!

    And glad to archive Mack’s banner. It was too cool to have just go away in a day!

    Drew

  7. Mack,

    You’re more than welcome. And pleased to be where your generous efforts are archived!

    Thanks again for making the incredible effort. It’s very cool.

    Drew

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