Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Jason - Entrepreneur in Action

http://4e1www.calacanis.com/2007/04/27/new-calacanis-link-baiting-rules/

http://www.calacanis.com/2007/04/27/new-calacanis-link-baiting-rules/


OK – I just read the above post and listened to a podcast. It's a bit early to form an opinion, but I liked what I read and heard. Well, what the heck do I know anyway, but I think Jason might be right on most points. My only gripe is that he uses the word “entrepreneur” to describe his job.

OK – Here’s where he and I clash. Jason says:

"Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry: inappropriate or purely promotional comments may be removed."

When/if you have the time to reply to my blog, you will notice that I don’t have any rules, as evidenced by the void in my sidebar – apart from Robina Hood, who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, but that isn’t a rule as such - just an impulse thing.

Loved the interview/podcast with Fred Vogelstein of Wired Magazine, which he described as fallow or shallow. It’s hard to tell with these podcasts.

Jason has half a flame. He is annoyed that Fred refuses to do email interviews. Jason should be glad of a live interview. Some of the email interviews aren’t real, you know. Some people have minions typing out these pre-recorded email interviews. Heck, I’ve even witnessed a professional thingy interviewing himself on a number of occasions. Who said that? You did. I did? No, I did. “Jason doesn’t need an intermediary” now that he has a blog and he wears long pants.

Fred of Wired says the world is siloed and he hovers above those silos and picks out the best bargains, the mall for the price of a dice, and the free plastic spidermen offered with the maize and hay.

OH. my. GOD !!! Jason "gets 50 interview requests a month”. Is he the President in disguise?

Reminder to self: Must work on my PR/Networking skills soon -- and don't expect me to post this into the comments section of the relevant blog 'cause it isn't my best review of all time.

Addendum:

Something went amiss when I copied and pasted the html link to Jason's linkbaiting appeal. So, in the unlikely event that somebody or a nobody should be Googling himself and he discovers that he has an unsolicited review of his labours, the monies should be directed to this website, whereupon it will be re-directed to the attention-grabbers and the desperately needy.

Thank you for your attention.

2 comments:

Rick Calvert said...

Hi Coral,

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Did you follow the link to Jason's post?

My post was a shameless plug for a link but it was a joke. You should notice it is a point by point list of everything he said to do to get a link from him.

In the end Jason is the one who scored big by getting several hundred blogs to link to him begging for links.

He is a smart guy and I was playing along. Did you know he is giving a Keynote at BlogWorld?

Hope you can join us in November.

Thanks again for commenting. Please feel free to stop by anytime.

Blog on!
Rick Calvert, CEM
CEO & Co-Founder
BlogWorld & New Media Expo

CoralPoetry said...

Rick Calvert,

Thank you very much for your gracious reply. I noticed that your review mirrored Jason's points and I thought I would start off that way, but mine soon deteriorated into something else.

Jason doesn't need the publicity but he has probably put himself at #30 on the Technorati scale after that innocent request.

I shall mark November in my diary re. the Keynote at BlogWorld.

Thanks,
Coral