commit: 6b2ca8a - #414 (2014-03-05 12:54:44 -0500)
Damn you, Max! I was hitting refresh on AJ's site every minute, then got called into a meeting just before he published ;-)
Mark, you should get Google Reader on July 1st instead of hitting that refresh button... Oh, July 1st... :S
Beat me by 14 minutes!
Ok guys - it is now GUARANTEED that someone who has no sense of humor or sarcasm will read this and will go "this is what's wrong with Inbound.org" ...
THIS IS PRECISELY WHAT IS WROOOONG WITH INBOOOOOUUUUUNNNNNDDDDDDDDD!!!
FFS guys this is exactly wha......touché.
(Context for those that want it:http://www.inbound.org/discussion/view/this-is-precisely-what-s-wrong-with-inbound-org )
"Building your Author Rank" is the same as "building the number of Likes" or "building PageRank." There's nothing directly "wrong" with that but it is a wrong mindset. Shifted priorities.
Seventh on comment! 10th upvote! ftw!
Reading all these comments -- I am kinda lost!
Read the context link from Tom Roberts. Basically people are submitting content from notable names without reading them for karma, and then a circle of back-rubbing happens... which rubs against some people the wrong way if you know what I mean.Looks like we've gone far enough as a community to appreciate inside jokes...
hey people, this <strong>does</strong> looks douchey from the outside, karmic pursuit jokes apart, as the comments here don't reflect some fantastic exchanges that were and continue to happen on this topic.
The comment stream on AJ's commendable post itself, at the time of writing stands at five, and yet the excitable discussion around this post happened, prior to it being published on AJ's blog, infact, here on the Authorship community, in a toe in the water sort of post AJ made https://plus.google.com/u/0/115106448444522478339/posts/JjDxL2brG1C the positive responses of which, some of the above Inbounders will know, in part propelled AJ to post it on his own blog.
Thanks, Paul! :) I didn't know what to do - people just stormed the submission haha. Mostly because they already saw most of the points AJ made and participated in the discussion :) Everything went a bit "off-topic." Thank you for providing more context to all this madness here haha :)
I apologize too. Didn't mean to set off a whole off-topic thread. Would not want in the least to take away from AJ's awesome post.
Kind of just the way popularity works, isn't it? Feeds on itself. So long as we don't turn into Digg, I'm cool.
Although, honestly it would be nice if there was a site like this where the content had to be submitted by the person who wrote it. Let those be the folks who get the karma and up votes :D
That's interesting. I try very hard not to submit my own stuff to sites like this. Sometimes I'll break down and do that (usually for Hacker News) but I sort of want my content to earn it's exposure.
I might have had a different perspective when I started but there comes a point when others need to be your advocates.
I think its awesome that you don't have to, and believe me I wasn't criticizing that at all. Just that, on many sites like these, people who submit their own stuff tend to fall off where others who are more prolific "sharers" tend to get the notice. Digg was very much like that when it was still relevant. There was a HUGE difference between having a power user share the same content you wrote and shared yourself.
I can certainly testify that AJ is the most conservative person I know when it comes to self-promotion. People who know him (and I'm very fortunate) also know that he often needs an extra "encouragement" to get him to post his stuff twice on social if necessary.
Good point though, William. Would be perfect if not abused. But people are people. I simply can't imagine coming back to the platform where self-promotion is encouraged...
BTW, just confirmed something AJ mentioned in his article: I'm getting an Authorship rich snippet for a Slideshare post. Try searching (logged out of Google) for "building a google+ network"