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Comments15/06/2017 #49 AnonymousPractice has shown that it is almost always better if we are fully transparent during self-expression. What's wrong with being vain? It is not far away from ignorance. Successful people are not always friendly, patient and calm, but great social people are. It is wise to publish only when you have to say something honest, thoughtful and helpful to others.
Someone's audacity and the insatiable desire for power or the need to be always right about everything indicates the infinite loneliness. Sometimes it is wise to read, watch and learn. More than enough from me, or even from you. I could be right. It happens. Rarely.15/06/2017 #48 Rob Bacal#46 Here's the rest, @Peter Altschuler
Finally, and perhaps most interesting is the general lack of concern on BeBee for the BeBeesphere - as a space shared where one can take positions on issues pertaining to the general health of the "community". Which I think was part of your comments. That's kind of sad. As an old timer going back to online communities prior to the emergence of the Internet, I miss the community consciousness where people were concerned about the quality of the forums, discussions, etc. And where straight selling was NOT seen as beneficial to the entire community, and often forbidden.
Without that concern, we are in danger of our online spaces becoming massive billboards.15/06/2017 #47 Rob Bacal#46 Dang, @Peter Altschuler Now I know who else uses "Here's the thing....". I agree with you on the likely levels of engagement for the two different approaches, and I've had great success with informational websites over the last 15 years in terms of generating business.
My sense on your initial comment was not that you were complaining, but that you suggested pretty much what you said here.
Because English BeBee is such a small community in terms of active users, it has both advantages and disadvantages. People tend to "know" each other (or think they do) better than on, let's say, LinkedIn, and they tend of have personal allegiances and can come to the defense of their favorites when they perceive an attack. And we're all occasionally subject to defensiveness on our bad days (the we being us humans). The positive part of the smallness is that I think connections (friendships?) are longer lasting, and a bit more in depth among the active users. Generally, those that don't fit into a faction or clique (or circle) end up leaving.
And as in any crowd, some people see any kind of disagreement, or even well intentioned advice as personal attacks.
That said, when I saw TWO additional articles commenting on...well, your comment (I'm not sure if everyone commenting actually read your comment to form an independent opinion) I had to shake my head, call it a monkey house (literary allusion), and, well, grin.15/06/2017 #46 Peter Altschuler#44 @Rob Bacal, as Shawnee Smith's character on the old sitcom "Becker" used to say, "O.K., so here's the thing...." If someone wants feedback on a work in progress, I'm happy to chime in... if I have something to say, of course. If the request for opinion involves posting the pages of a layout for a website, that's fine.
Some could argue that there's no real difference between blatant promotion and presenting a developing project. I'd assert that the differences may be subtle, but those subtleties count. From a somewhat theatrical perspective, it's the distinction between posting a video and saying, "Here's the monologue I'm doing for 'Richard III' at The Bristol Old Vic (which runs from June 23 until August 13), though my delivery may change" or, alternatively, "I'll be doing this monologue in 'Richard III' next month and, since we're still in rehearsals, I'd be grateful for any suggestions or critiques."
Those who think I'm deformed enough as it is may ignore both. My hunch is that there'll be more engagement on the second approach and more opportunity to attract attendees (or requests to know whether the show will be traveling to someplace near them). I could be wrong. It happens. Rarely.
So here's the thing. Being obvious isn't always obvious.14/06/2017 #44 Rob Bacal#41 @@Peter Altschuler The irony is that as far as I can see, nobody attacked Jim about his post, and except for your well reasoned opinion, nobody else "complained" about Jim's post, Jim's post didn't bother me at all, but that doesn't change the truths in your own posted opinion which was really about the use of content rather than the "harder sell".
I still find it funny that Jim defended his post (which was completely unnecessary) by talking about parking it until they had a website. Parking? A post? Nyah. It was funny as was your turn of a phrase.
Nobody "just don't get it", there's no tempest in a tea pot though there might be some urinating into the wnd.
Ack. The whole thing is funny, arguing against attacks that were never there. But hey, that's OK too, complete with obscenities. As always these things reflect on the speaker, and nobody else.14/06/2017 #43 Phil Friedman#41 Well said, Peter, as I expected it would be. You are welcome to criticize my work and lame-brained ideas anytime. For I genuinely believe that "Conversation Is Not Just Politely Waiting for Your Turn to Speak"
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/conversation-isn-t-just-politely-waiting-your-turn-to-speak View more#41 Well said, Peter, as I expected it would be. You are welcome to criticize my work and lame-brained ideas anytime. For I genuinely believe that "Conversation Is Not Just Politely Waiting for Your Turn to Speak"
As to self-promotion, all of social media is self-promotion. And I actually prefer such promotion in its overt (neat) form, rather than hypocritically disguised under labels like "sharing" and "giving" of content.
Finally, re the "agenda" to which I referred, I am restrained by a prior commitment to not engaging certain persons on beBee.
So suffice it to say, when some comments in the form of "it's a shame that all you schlumps choose to attack some of us really good and successful writers like Peter Altschuler AND ME (the comment author) because we don't like self-promotion -- such smells disingenuous to me. Especially when that same commenter rarely makes a comment without mentioning his own books and how successful they've been. (Never explaining why if so many millions of copies have been sold, he's not off in Pago Pago or somewhere equally exotic lining off the proceeds instead of putzing around on social media.)
Well, I m'm good if you're good. Cheers! Close14/06/2017 #42 Jim MurrayCharlene and I would like to thank everybody for their comments pro and con.
I don't like to think I am attacking anyone when I am defending myself against someone's opinion about what I do on any social media site, But the reality is I was quite clear in explaining my motivation and to reiterate what a few people have said, the beauty of having a scroll wheel on your mouse is that you can scroll on by that which doesn't interest you.
I do it all the time, as we all do. The issue that was raised was, IMHO, a non issue, but by the fact that it was raised I felt compelled to defend my actions. I have nothing against Peter Altschuler. I barely know him. And I'm sorry that he found my post to be 'blatant' self-promotion and he's entitled to that opinion for sure. But once you start commenting along those lines, you need to be prepared for some blowback. Having said all that, I will continue to keep people informed of this new business venture regardless of how blatantly self promotional it may be perceived by some. Because, for the most part, my blogging activities here have been mostly about sharing insights, and this is no more than another opportunity to do just that.14/06/2017 #41 Peter AltschulerGentlemen (and women), I am grateful for your comments. Yet, as @Phil Friedman said, I am "a big boy who can take care of himself verbally" and I am "certainly not a shrinking violet when it comes to dishing out biting criticism."
What I will disagree with is any suggestion that my criticism is aimed at people, rather than at their ideas. That would be like defaming a family member who voted for the "wrong" candidate. A response like that would generate a lifetime of hurt.
The reaction to my comments about the original post, which I saw as "shameless self-promotion," was not made in the spirit of debate. It was an attack. I won't do that (though, obviously, my response and that of others were perceived as attacks). I also won't sink to profanity. English is too rich in imagery and implication to settle for the easy, lazy road paved with four-letter words. We're writers. We can do so much better.
The follow-up post was, as far as I could tell, aimed directly at contrarians, including me. Yet it was written and published, also as far as I could tell, in the heat of the moment (based on the number of spelling and grammatical errors). I won't do that either. If I know that I'm leaning toward homicide, I will write and re-write, put the copy aside for awhile, then come back to it... before I click "Publish." It's a necessary buffer to protect against being a jerk. Or a bigger one than usual.
So, yes, Phil, "let's not cry tears" for me, but be less oblique in explaining "those tears are actually camouflage for an entirely different agenda." Inquiring minds want to know (with apologies to The National Enquirer) what you mean.13/06/2017 #39 Javier 🐝 beBeeCopying to @Jerry Fletcher. Once again :-)
To those who have a problem with Jim's post:
1. it was your choice to read it.
2. It is on beBee and there are a host of posts by Jim that would let you get to know him outside the business he is announcing.
3. This is the one social media site that is both business and personal so you can get to know the whole person.
Reasons to be on beBee
Any reason is valid for anyone :-)13/06/2017 #38 Jerry FletcherTo those who have a problem with Jim's post: 1. it was your choice to read it. 2. It is on beBee and there are a host of posts by Jim that would let you get to know him outside the business he is announcing. 3. This is the one social media site that is both business and personal so you can get to know the whole person.13/06/2017 #36 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#35 Nothing to be overtly apprehensive dear Paul. I have had a few connections PMng me about stuff that really sounded shady. I did not even bother to respond. A lot to explore on this platform if you have time...and some cool connections to make globally. Bee Cool ;)13/06/2017 #33 Anonymous#32 Yes, I know Phil. Thanks.
According to urbandictionary.com, top definition for "fractalicious" is "Something that is infinitely tasty." I am not sure that fractals are always tasty, maybe only burgers, but they are self-similar and infinitely complex. Complexity can be exhausting, but it is the true nature of things. The fear of complexity - the complexity of fear.
A must read for all that tend to be "fractalicious":
"Don’t be afraid, embrace complexity!" by Hamid Bouchikhi on knowledge.essec.edu
"It becomes clear that leading with complexity is not an intellectual option but a pragmatic and ethical imperative. It is an ethical imperative because decisions taken by leaders affect the lives of other human beings, even entire communities. Taking complexity into account is a pragmatic imperative since it improves the effectiveness of decisions. For these reason, I hope that complexity will find its place in the education of political and business leaders." by Hamid Bouchikhi from "Don’t be afraid, embrace complexity!" (see the hyperlink above)13/06/2017 #30 Rob Bacal#28 I'm not crying for him either. However, I believe that the modes of criticism used by some people, usually involving some method of name calling are not "inviting".
heck of a model. I liked it better when people listened to each others' positions and could disagree without being disagreeable.
It wasn't long ago that ambassadors would welcome newcomers rather than beat them over the head because they didn't agree with a position.
It doesn't do credit to bebee to treat people that way, new or otherwise. Or to talk about people vaguely and where they are not likely to see the behind the back talk.
but it is what it is.
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