according to www.strumpette.com, Loren Feldman is their person of the year. I had to hear what he had to say about his predictions for 2008, and his predictions for all these new social media applications notwithstanding, it was his final sentence that made me realise just how important this man's voice is.
watch the video, and listen out for the clincher at the end:
"it will finally dawn on people that the most important voice on the web, is their own. not the dopes that they are following."
while it may seem ironic that i'm putting this much weight on the apparent 'dope that i'm following', it nevertheless is timely advice to us all who.. may take social media a little too seriously.
too many times, we tend to associate how popular a particular post, or how many comments its generated as the voice that matters, we try to measure an influence on what other people say.
but does one voice that disagrees against what ten thousand other voices are saying mean that it should be dis-credited? on the contrary, if that once voice were yours, as long as you believe it to be true, it matters to you. hold on to your integrity, be honest with yourself at the very least, and don't believe in a lie.
that's why i don't have advertisers on my blog, i'm not skewing my posts to attract readers, nor am i writing for more readers. at the end of the day, this is my voice and i'll be damned if someone else told me what to do with it.
one more piece of goodness by Loren here
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