Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Interacting across the line

My golden rule was broken today. It was really only there as a goal to bring some rules of engagement around my social activity online. But don't panic, it won't stop my weeding routine. It's paid off and worked. I have great connections. We chat and share posts and comment and interact on FaceBook, Twitter, friendFeed, Plurk and we even stop and have a coffee with Allan. Which is funny, as my online friend Allan Cockerill even blogged about my efforts this week:

read here: http://allancockerill.com/marketing/is-this-the-profile-of-the-new-social-networker

But... why was my rule broken you ask patiently?

Well, I spilled over to 401 friends. Before weeding. I broke the rule for Becky. Who could resist? She was introduced through Allan. I'm sure over time I'll weed back to under 400 again (just to keep me honest) but for now, I just wanted to let you know I am happy with this decision!!

It's all good.

Oh, and thanks again to Allan. You provide the coffee and I'll do the weeding


Linda Zimmer - Business Coach & Purpose Connector said...

I agree Becky Cortino is worth breaking your rule for. She too is a member of our Virtual Coffee Date group and a wonderful contribution. PS I love your rule of engagement and have been applying a somewhat similar rule in the Plurkiverse where the time line really can get noisy. Having less plurk buddies allows time for great conversations with minimal cleanup.

Becky Cortino said...


Thanks for making me your exception-al Friend. ;) By this designation, I have quite a lot to live up to!

...and thank you, Linda for your always kind comments, as well. I have enjoyed our times together.

Lovin' coffee and connecting! :)

Advice.TV said...

Oh no...

That means I am a prime candidate for getting the chop.

WT said...

Holy crap! That's a lot of friends!!!

Charlie Robinson said...

James and Dingo - thanks for your feedback...

James, you're OK. I always welcome your help and support - your advice is excellent and well timed. I do accept that we have different standards for marketing online - but I still like you.

Dingo - you hang in there. Those little stories will have everyone flocking. How's the cat doing today? xc

Charlie Robinson said...

Linda and Becky - it's a joy getting to know you guys!! xc