To move forward we must clarify our thoughts...at least in our (my) little pea brain.
I must have said at least twenty times here at the Reviews, "I will not link out to Seth Godin."
You know, this isn't about Seth. (See?) It's about this overwhelming notion that has clamped itself around my heart for as long as I can remember: "You are not a me-too person David!" And I'm not. When I see cattle following their brothers blindly off the cliff side, I run in the opposite direction as fast as I can. In reality though, I've been following Seth since before most of the cattle learned the harsh cold realities of aerodynamics. But, in choosing to follow this egotistical, self-centering mindset of mine, I might have deprived one person of Seth Godin's brilliance. And for me, that's one person too many...although I am still convinced that there's not one person reading this who isn't three degrees away from the lad.
"Sounds like you might be stepping in some cow chips here Sparky..."following their brothers blindly off the cliff side...?"
Those cows are not Purple. They do not stand out. They do not value the true meaning of Seth's words, they are just doing it to try and look cool.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah Sparky. What's got you so fired up bout Seth anyway?"
I started reading Small is the New Big yesterday. Seth has an essay titled, Cover, Judging a Book by its. In it he says, "I try to find things with lousy covers and go out of my way to check them out. If the herd is drawn to the obvious, flashy cover, then I'm not going to find insightful, rare information where everyone else is. The unique stuff is hiding." This is precisely (substitute lousy covers with non A-list bloggers) what I set out to accomplish with Six Degrees of Blogging!! But even there I must digress.
As much as I'd like to turn in the opposite direction and run from the cliff side of A-Lister's readers, I can't. And that's because of folks like David Armano. Read this. How in all the world of Ted Levitt's creation can you not be endeared to a gentleman such as David?
The bottom line here is that I am not going to continue to ignore folks like Seth and David for some egotistical notion. Matter of fact, the most excellent characteristics and traits that they exhibit are helping me to build a foundation for RadioBack...