Link Whores Unite

My blogging is commensurate with my success in business. The busier I am with billable hours, the less I blog. You have to sacrifice something and for me the choice is clear. And you become Are we all link whores?more cautious. You have clients to protect, an image to convey. The less said the better. Why say anything? We are being pummeled with bad economic news and that sets a foul mood and taints everything anyway.

I empathise with Phil Gomes, Steve Rubel, and all the other bloggers whose names are below Richard Edelman on the Edelman site. They’re not going to blog about their mercurial boss or rail against a cruel and punishing God. The best we can do is link to others and let them speak for us. 

Bill Slezdick of Tough Sledding hits on a touchy though increasingly relevant subject that in the past was referred to as the “Feminization of PR.” Too many women in PR? Some agencies have outstanding orders for “anything with balls” to fill out professional staff.

The Queen of saying nothing is Aedhmar Hynes, CEO of Text 100, who has not posted to her blog since May, 2006. As Abraham Lincoln reputedly said, better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

I was touched by Jim Horton’s recent post on the death of his father. I am always impressed by the consistency and intelligence of his posts. Ike Piggott at Occam’s RazR has one of those brains that scramble up like a fritzed out ham radio and then come into sharp focus long enough so you think at least he knows what he’s talking about.

Jason McCabe Calacanis always has a lot to say, sometimes about topics other than himself. Mahalo is producing its own daily video  by Veronica Belmont and that’s cool. Maybe Jason is taking a page from Loren Feldman at 1938 Media  but Jason is going more WallStrip than burn down the house, re-enact the French Revolution of Loren.  We want personality baby!

I am glad that Eric Starkman is tackling the important issues in his post on The Dehumanization of Britney Spears but I don’t get the connection between the Brit and Kitty Genovese. Britney invites TMZ and X17 photogs into her house, she endlessly cruises Hollywood with trailing packs of paparazzo, she sleeps with the enemy and bares all her weirdness for us scandal-starved masses to take in. Kitty Genovese was a real victim, Brit is complicit in her own demise, no matter how tragic it may seem. I suspect that Eric is passing through the Britney story and he is not fully immersed in the daily (minute to minute) details.

more link whoring later …


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