Showing posts with label Blog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blog. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

AVC 3.0 (Newsworthy)

AVC 3.0

Netizen Has Arrived: A Link From AVC

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Reading Every Comment

Fred Wilson writes great blog posts. His style of writing is remarkable. He naturally speaks simply and clearly. That is no small feat for someone who deals with some very complex technology for a living. But as impressive as his blog posts are I think where he truly shines is in his dedication to read every comment anyone ever leaves at his blog. Fred Wilson has not been able to read every email in his inbox in years. But he reads every comment left at his blog. Now you know how to get hold of him!

Fred Wilson: Reading Every Comment
I read every comment left on AVC. .... The community here is large and engaged. They can have a great conversation without me. .... I have long made peace with not reading every email that is sent to me. I bet I don't read more than 25% of the emails sent to me these days. I still manage to read every email my wife and kids send to me. And I still manage to read most of the email my colleagues at USV send to me. And I still manage to read most of the email our portfolio companies send to me. Beyond that, it's a crap shoot
Fred Wilson's Blog: A Gift That Keeps Giving
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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Been Reading About Blogging

Why Bloggers Should Freelance
freelancing pays. Blogging might or might not pay
Inside the Life of the Other Kind of ProBlogger
what about the other kind of problogger, the one who gets paid simply to write blog posts? You might think of them as freelance bloggers, or staff writers, or maybe you’ve never actually thought about them at all ... ProBlogger job board
Speedlinking – While I was Gone….
5 Blogs You Can’t Live Without
1. Problogger 2. Content Marketing Institute Blog 3. The Sales Lion 4. Copyblogger 5. John Chow dot Com
The 7 Bad Habits of Insanely Productive People
Stay focused, be motivated, get your exercise, floss twice a day and eat your veggies. ..... Most of the successful people I know are sensitive and perceptive. And yes, when they get criticized, they feel like shit... The more progress you make, the thicker your emotional skin will naturally get, because you’ll start to realize that you’re actually doing something that matters, and the peanut gallery isn’t. ..... Sensitivity is an asset, don’t try to beat it out of yourself. .. If you’re stretching yourself, you’ll drop the ball sometimes. .... You’ve got to selfishly draw some lines — around how you’re going to take care of yourself, around how much time you’ll give to your project, around getting enough sleep and taking some time off. ..... unless you’re under ten years old, if you don’t take care of yourself, no one else is going to show up and do it for you. .... It’s ridiculous to burn down your life to create a successful company. Ridiculous and unnecessary and antithetical to success. So don’t. .... (I hate almost all rich people, but I think I’d be darling at it. ~Dorothy Parker) .... The best (and most fun) way to make money is by helping other people … a lot. .... there are no accidental millionaires. The closest we have — lottery winners — rarely manage to keep hold of their wealth. ..... students who had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were much better at solving creative problems than other students ..... "Although we live in an age that worships attention — when we need to work, we force ourselves to concentrate — this approach can inhibit the imagination. Sometimes it helps to consider irrelevant information, to eavesdrop on all the stray associations unfolding in the far reaches of the brain. Occasionally, focus can backfire and make us fixated on the wrong answers." ..... some of the people you might envy for their laser focus have a hard time seeing the broader picture. They may be executing the hell out of their strategy today … but watch what they do in the long term. .... The more widely you read, look, watch, listen, and think, the more genuinely remarkable ideas you’re going to come up with. .... one marker of a business leader who succeeds over time is what Collins calls “productive paranoia.” ... for an entrepreneur .. a big dose of healthy self-doubt is much more useful. .... Toot your own horn. Admit that you’re kind of a big deal. .... for your project to become truly epic — to help an epic number of people — you’re going to have to get out there and talk it up. Which will make some people uncomfortable.
10 Ways to Get Tons of Massive Comments on Your Blog Every Time
great blog articles ‘stir the pot’, thus causing people to think, question, and have a desire to respond with their own sentiments .... I don’t think the ‘learning’, in most cases, starts until the comment section. The comment section is the place where the community converges and a synergy of diverse thought mixes. ..... the science of commenting on other blogs so as to build awareness, branding, and comment reciprocity. He set commenting goals, did studies, and once even commented on 100 blog articles in a single day. ...... Tristan’s blog took off like a rocket .... goes without saying you should reply to every comment someone leaves on your site .... we can do everything in the world in terms of great networking, but you’ve got to be a thought leader in your niche ..... learn to be the guy or girl that isn’t afraid to have a strong opinion regarding topics in your niche ..... Do you mention others in your blog posts? Do you praise your peers more than you praise yourself? .... at the end of almost all of my articles I’ll ask one or two questions to readers and then say something really silly, like “Remember, comment checks will be sent in the mail every 3rd Friday of the month”
15 Inspired Bloggers Who are Changing the Blogosphere as We Know It
the one component of blogging that I never anticipated, yet by far appreciate the most—the relationships I would form with some incredible people
The Best Blog Posting Schedule Ever: Finally, Proof and Real Numbers!
“We’ve run the numbers, and they’re much better since we started posting twice daily.”
Massive Blog Growth: Do You Really Have the Time it Takes?
after a couple of arduous months of little to no success, the reality of my situation became clear—The comments were few and far between, and I had no community. .... eventually I started to understand principles of blog commenting, networking, and relationships ..... now, roughly 18 months later, the Sales Lion community is rich with a thoughtful and active network of thinkers, movers, and shakers. .... although every new blogger seems to dream of the days when they’re getting 50 and 60 comments per post, I don’t think most understand just what this will mean in terms of time, dedication, and hard work. ..... even though the article was only 14oo words, my replies to all the comments were just a hair under 5000 words
9 Lessons I Learned From the Biggest Blogging Jerk Ever

How To Change Your Bad Blogging Habits

The BackLight
My Report on the First Half of 2012 (and Plans for the Second Half)
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John Chow: Rainmaker Blogger

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Fred Wilson's Blog: A Gift That Keeps Giving

Fred Wilson has an impressive track record as a VC. That is public knowledge. I have lost count of how many tech companies I got really, really excited about only to later learn it was a Fred Wilson portfolio company.

The dots I am trying to connect in this post is to propose the thesis that Fred Wilson's blog has been fundamental to his very impressive work as a VC. As in, the great work he has managed to do over the past decade he could not have done without his blog. He has a method about his comments section. That is where he goes fishing.

That thesis springs forth a few questions.

One, is it a required? As in should all VCs aspire to blog? I think yes. There are a lot of a A caliber VCs out there who don't blog daily (or ever) like Fred Wilson does. But what I am saying is if you are starting out as a VC today blogging daily is one of the things you can not afford to not do.

Two, other than fishing expeditions is blogging good for your mind? This is a huge yes. I think blogging is for everybody regardless of industry, regardless of what stage they are at in their careers. Blogging is working out for the mind. That is primarily why I blog, speaking just for myself. It also helps with meaningful networking. If Fred did not have a blog, and I did not have a blog, I doubt we would have met to date, I doubt we would have known each other.

Three, could this thesis be extended to tech entrepreneurs? That is a question up in the air. Because there is no A grade tech entrepreneur (or B grade) who blogs daily. Mark Cuban blogs weekly or every few weeks, but I think of him as a retired entrepreneur, he is more of an angel, and besides, his blog does not have Disqus.

I'd love to see some top tech entrepreneurs blog daily like Fred Wilson does. Is that possible? Advisable? I'd hope so. I wish some A grade people running for office did the same.

To Fred's credit he is a top blogger regardless of his track record as a VC. He goes toe to toe with people who are full time bloggers with nothing else going on on the side. I mean, I think Fred could earn a living simply through blogging. Talk about Plan B, not that he needs one.

Fred Wilson is my favorite solo blogger for a few different reasons. But there came a time when I did not read his blog for months. I felt like I was too sucked into it. I needed my space, I thought. But then my recent thought has been not that I should stay away, but that top entrepreneurs he is not invested in should also read his blog.

Fred Wilson, Mark Zuckerberg And Mobile

Once Fred paid tribute to Ben Horowitz on the other coast by saying he - Fred - simply writes checks. As in, Ben has been an entrepreneur. But in some ways simply writing checks has advantages. Away from action you can get better at vision and insight. Zuck struggles with mobile. Fred's blog talks often about mobile. I don't know of books delivering similar wisdom.

Fred Wilson's Impossible Inbox
Fred Wilson: A DJ
Meeting Fred Wilson In Person
A Surprising Blog Post From Fred Wilson
A Mind Blowing Party
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Rediscovering Disqus

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(Originally published at Michael Hazell' TechMans' World blog)

Rediscovering Disqus has been a pleasant experience for me. I had it. Then I walked out on it by default when I changed my blog's template. Now I have it again, and I am so glad I do.

Blogging is my favorite online activity. Makes for an active reader. And it is more than knowledge. You meet and get to know interesting people. The comments sections at blogs were an afterthought before Disqus came along.

And the new and improved Disqus beats the big dogs like Google and Facebook in the blog comments space. Both of them are innovative companies doing a lot but Disqus still beats them in the space. It is because Disqus' intensity of focus is greater. Disqus does one thing and one thing alone, and it does it very, very well.

Just like a ton of people who you could never convince to blog became happily active on Twitter, Disqus provides an outlet to people. You don't have to blog to comment. Commenting is legit. You don't lose track of your comments.

Like my new friend Michael Hazell, I met him through Disqus. Today he replied to a comment I had left at Fred Wilson's blog a few days back. It felt like randomly bumping into a friend. And, as of today, I don't even know what he looks like.

Adding Disqus To My Blog Was The Easiest Thing
Should I Get Disqus For My Blog?

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