2023-05-26 - 1:09 p.m.
Diversion I should not take time to do this
BUT it kinda gets my goat so to speak. ( where the heck did that phrase come from? Someday will go down that rabbit hole)
Pay to play adverstising under guide of pretending to be a jounalism is BS.
For $3000 I could too be listed in the top 10 service providers in my field
BUT is really PAY TO PAY ADVERTISING
They don't even have the ethics to have the disclaimer at the bottom of their "articles" that it is paid advertising.
The say "The ads are separate. You don't have to buy an ad package'
GREAT then what do you want from me?
Now a real journalist would have been interested in whether I have satisfied customers. If there are any would would want to speak about what I do that is just so darn unique
A real journalist would want perspective of use of AI pros and cons and then the unique value of having a human like me at some interlay level (even if use AI)
will not necessarily break
I mean you don't buy your grandma the latest I phone if she is overwealmed by all those apps.
You get her the basic old style flip phones with only large numbers and ability to have auto dial for her fav son on it; and YOU Set it up to block incoming calls from spammers
Its just such bullshit
BUT BUT BUT
The truth is it is a great advertising opportunity. Make no mistake there are enough dumb consumers who believe and are impressed by the top 10 provider articles in what seems alegit valuable technical journal/magazine.
The whole model disgusts me.
Done with rant.
Swear even if I was a million dollars in the green and had mad money I would not say YES To that BS.
Its actually more valuable for those start ups who are like me with tiny porfolios; but most essentailly valueable for those who need to get an infusion of capital
Like venture capital
I swear some folks working in finance are not the sharpest.
Not even kidding
They are the biggest fools of all buying into Fool's Gold
(Great book! Recommended READ HEY LOL you know who you are Want an actually Interesting read of good story that makes you look smart and will give you financial literacy as well??
As long as you can stomach it and not be appalled by the actual horror story of how our markets really work..
and BS STUFF Like PAY TO PLAY fake articles that become basis for company valuation...
Read The Big Short and Fools Gold. I am sure there are tons of other horror stories out there along the same lines.
But hey you can bring those to work and not worry about how judged... oh unless being a geeky nerd is not the image you want.
50 Shades of Grey might be more your style??? HA HA HA
I know the Buffalo guy was so riled that his once GF ( The ex I hear about despite not wanting to) would go to the beach reading that book; then carry it around to bars over her margaurity when out just chilling alone WHILE SHE WAS DATING HIM
HA HA I thought he was oversensitive and thought maybe she just really wanted to read it.
He was like "Did it take her years to read it?"
I said "maybe she wanted to re-read it? Maybe the hint was for you??"
BUT this was a gal who said she did not believe in monogomy. I think he should have listened and trusted that was when she was honest. I think she just thought she had a good thing going and had to play the part to keep having the good thing going. Sad cause he is fine with our arrangment. He would have been fine with oh whatever--- he just fell in love with her so then suppose that did change things for him. Love will do that even when don't want it to.
I suppose not having been heartbroken in years , I mean really. I let folks go but its been years since I could have my heart shattered- I think I have less empathy than I should sometimes.
OK back to work,
I only took a break to log into the dedicated company computer. For one client I like to use the computer dedicated TO THEM ONLY.
And I have work for them. The problem is with ADHD one can be in flow but when take the BREAK to do anything differnent distraction sets in.
I was getting there - focused in flow.
BUT That meant going to find it; then going to find the pw hint HA HA
It takes time...
Mutliple computers and log ins are the kinda thing that take ADHD folks LONGER to work through.
#1 productivity tip. DO NOT ANSWER PHONE and shut of notifications; so no response or even reading of texts while working. FOCUS on ONE THING AT A TIME.
I seriously do that and it works wonders.
So back at it.
I can just throw it on Linked IN; OR put it in the newsletter for the professional org. I could write one article a month for that and we would have ACTUAL CONTENT.
I already have three different topics. Can pick one each month. If anyone else then wants to write and submit too- that would be great. If I start doing that it might motivate others too.
YEAH That is a good plan. It might help revitalize the org, AND generate engaged conversation/interest dialogue and learning opportunities. I could learn from OTHER'S unique perspectives.
And it also I feel would have more integrity. Truth be told the only content that was submitted were practice updates of articles to link to which were written by the lawyers in the law firm the one board member works for. I kinda felt like the professional org was being used by him as MARKETING for his firm. I felt like the push for a newletter was driven by that one attorney wanting to market his firms contracting group.
I feel like we should unabashedly support and promote the work and companies of our members BUT NOT In "articles" that are hidden ads. MORESO in OVERT ADS.
So lets build a newsletter and make it a place others might want to be a go to place for ads. Make it a valuable resource. Start by sharing FOR FREE resources WE FOUND AND LIKE.
So that is where I started. I highlighted my fav FREE resource. Those who are content creators with added value of GOOD content where anyone can learn. It is distinctly different from pay to play or fake articles. The service providers and lawyers are creating their own content and sharing it. I feel like that is more direct. They do the work.
Maybe no different than the lawyer promoting the firm worked for by sharing the article he worked on?
To me there is greater integrity in that.
Those who do that well in interest of helping others may of course have a return in gaining business. But it is because they are genuinely GOOD at waht they uniquely offer as teachers and service providers and because they hustle and work hard! NOT cause they PAY TO PLAY.
I think this bothers me so much that it is WHY I want to be involved in educational outreach.
We can't have ACTUAL diversity in any market if the bar to entry is dropping money for education.
There HAS To be sources of FREE KNOWLEDGE for the hard workers who hustle and look for it.
THAT is what I want our chapter to provide.
That is my vision.
I did it backwards this week- simply as had a REAL deadline on my plate for the volunteer work. GOT it done yesterday so now back to my work. I already reviewed most of what I needed to review.
I NEVER approve an amendment until I see the totality of a WHOLE BIG PICTURE
Its like a puzzle.
I won't sign off on one part and say
"ALL GOOD" YES that fills in the gap, hole, whatever- or added to the picture nicely
UNTIL I can see all of the foundation, prior picture ( whether incomplete and being finished OR was complete but is now being changed with adding more to it! Analogy- a new frame; or laquar or painting over the damn canvas... .WHATEVER...) I need to see everythign that came before
UNTIL THEN I do not EVER give my OK.
Plain and simple.
Much of my job for companies is ensuring the pieces of the puzzle are all easily found in one place and coheively together and able to be visibly seen.
Its the digging for a missing piece that always is the last step and the one that takes time.
I think that is why some skip that step.
SIGN So having at it.
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