I have a lot on my mind today. You could say that I am a bit scattered, but that would not be entirely accurate. It is more a case that I have my hands in a lot of fires.
Now I am not complaining, mind you. I am just wondering which of the fires I should be tending, and which I should let naturally extinguish.
Well, the Expo is over. There was a lot of talk about where New Media is going, how to monetize, and so on. All this makes me wonder where I fit in. I am no “Rockstar”, a moniker being thrown around wily-nilly these days.
Some people that listen to my show , or point out that I am signed to the Podshow stable of podcasts, would say that I am. Thing is, after reading Justin’s latest over at Cafe Witness , I realize I really am not. Good thing is, I never thought I was. As he puts it, “If the Sandwich Artist at your local Subway doesn’t know who “___” is, that person is not a rockstar.” He is right about that.
(With that out of the way, I “AM” re-launching Reaching for Lucidity #335 tomorrow in the 2.0 version. So to get the self-promotion out of the way, check it out as it will change your life! Or, something to that effect, maybe not life, but at least your afternoon.)
OK, back on track. So I am probably lower on the food chain in the New Media world than I would like to be. No sweat. Hey, at least I get a check, many, hell, most don’t.
On Social Media.
Social media is a bit different for me. Web 2.0, my mind has been all over this topic recently, and I have been using social media like a madman. I am even working on a presentation as I write this (not really “while” mind you) about businesses and corporations missing out on the plus side of social networks and web 2.0.
I am very much a crusader on this, but is it worth it? Again, I am no rockstar. Chris Brogan I am not. So, when finished, will I be giving this talk to corporate honchos, or will it be people attending the talk at the local adult education classes or library? Should I care? Should I let that flame go out?
Then there is the internet marketing. Much different than the web 2.0 marketing I always talk about. This is pure business, and although I do publish articles regularly and use services such as Squidoo.com to get my products across, it has very little to do with social networking or web 2.0 or new media.
The questions on my mind here are along the lines of whether I should give this up and focus my efforts towards my other endeavors. Should I take a financial hit now and focus on building elsewhere?
Or, should I stop over-thinking everything and just keep going?
Maybe that is it, maybe I am just over-thinking things today. I guess we will see.
P.S. Don’t even get me started on the internet movie competition I came up with in a dream last night and have been Twittering about all day. Just don’t go there, yet. One more thing to add to the soup that is my mind.