On Not Giving a Damn and SuperPost Sunday #36

I dont give a damn On Not Giving a Damn and SuperPost Sunday #36

Do I really need to tell you who that is and what timeless classic that line is from?

Hello My Lovelies,

Well…it seems I left you empty handed the last couple of Sunday’s when it comes to sharing my SuperPosts with you icon sad On Not Giving a Damn and SuperPost Sunday #36 . I hope you missed my bantering and recommendations as much as I did!

As I said in my last post, Greatness Around the Blogosphere and My Top June (S)Talker, I won’t feed you any bullshit and blah blah as to why I was often absent or less active. But what I will tell you – is that besides my latest finds, I’ve also included a few posts I had originally intended to feature in the last two Sunday’s that I skipped.

On Not Giving a Damn

Last week, my very good friend Mufasa – who also goes by the real name of Marcus Sheridan (HA!) – published a piece called, 7 Phenomenal Bloggers That Really Don’t Care If You Like Them or Not where he featured a few of my favorite bold bloggers who are comfortable in their skin and usually tell it like it is – no matter what! If you haven’t had the chance to read this article, I recommend that you do.

At the end of his post, Marcus asked us (his readers) to add our own list of fearless bloggers and to think about whether we’ve ever filtered our content in fear that others (and our community) wouldn’t agree with us.

As for folks (other than the one’s Marcus already listed) who I think have a ton of cojones and who have no problem speaking their minds - unfiltered and all…here goes:

Erika Napoletano from Redhead Writing

Ashley Ambirge from The Middle Finger Project

Ana Hoffman from Traffic Generation Cafe

Alex Whalley from Build. Rank. Profit.

Nancy Davis from Nancy A. Davis

Davina Brewer from 3Hats Communications

Dino Dogan from DIY Blogger

And of course Marcus Sheridan from The Sales Lion. It seems Marcus forgot to include himself in that list of great ballsy writers, so I figured I’d do that for him icon wink On Not Giving a Damn and SuperPost Sunday #36 . Now I’m sure I too forgot to mention a few, so please go ahead and add on to this list either here or over at Marcus’s blog.

As for filtering my content in fear of what others might think. Well…it’s a known fact that we can’t please everyone – whether online or off. But I also think that deep down, many of us if not most, would prefer to be liked. Prefer – being the operative word. Some of us care whether we are or not, and others don’t give a damn. Either way, what’s important is to remain true to ourselves and our own views. It’s okay to think differently and have an opinion of our own. We can’t always all agree with each other. Our lives and experiences are our own. It’s part of what makes us unique.

In all honesty, I’d like to believe that I’m the type of gal who tells it like it is. I’m not big on sugar coating but I do recognize the need for it at times – depending on the sensitivity of the issue. It’s just a matter of common sense I suppose.

But then again, I don’t recall writing too many highly controversial posts. I do know that I’ve backed off from writing a few that I had on my mind because I realized they weren’t worth it after all. Not because I knew I’d receive backlash – I can generally take it and I know I have a few knights in shining armor that will have my back. But because the event or person wasn’t worth the attention they would receive.

When I write something, I’m not out to intentionally hurt someone’s feelings. I state my opinion based on my experiences and what I know and people have every right to disagree with me – as long as they do so in a respectful manner that is.

Anyways, I think I’ve somewhat answered Marcus’s question although I’m sure I could write another thousand words on the topic lol. But I’ve kept you waiting long enough for the goodies so I’m gonna’ shut it for now and leave you with some of the great reads I came across over the last 2 weeks or so.

Time for the Goodies

Without further ado and blah blah,” here are this Sunday’s wicked SuperPosts on all things Social Media, Blogging Tips, SEO, Internet Marketing, Traffic Building, Online Money Making Tools and more

Social Media

If you’ve ever stopped by any of my online imprints (Twitter, Facebook, my blog – RedheadWriting), it’s evident from the get-go that I have a certain affection for blue language. Grandmothers and god-fearing folk…

What happens to your website traffic and leads if you stop blogging for six months? Comparing data points shows the impact on a business and what type of return can be expected when turning the switch on and off versus…

Building a business is easy. Start with an idea. Find a wicked developer who is willing to work 80 hours a week for small paycheck and equity. Spend some time on Sand Hill Road. Hire smart people and then watch…

On May 2nd 2011, Danny Brown posted an article that made me think maybe more than anything I’ve ever read on the blogosphere. The title of the article was “The Mind-Numbing Banality of Sameness”, and to close…

Do you know if you’re having an impact on Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks? Do you want some tips on how to measure your social media influence? As Twitter continues to grow, tools…

Women are less savvy than men at social networking, according to the social scientists over at LinkedIn. On Wednesday, the professional networking site published a report comparing habits of men and women…

Facebook is seeing a decline in use. Studies show that users are un-Liking business pages. Consumers are getting savvy and more jaded about businesses use of social media—and they’re responding negatively…

Have you ever seen a bank run? You know what I’m talking about – people are afraid that the bank will run out of cash, so they want to withdraw all their money. Ultimately, this forces the bank to shut down. I’ve seen two and a half…

Are you struggling to make social media work for your business? Sometimes a few well-chosen tools are all you need to get your social media marketing working for you. In our recent Social Media Success Summit…

Mr. Danny Brown, a renowned sheep expert (according to Klout) visits me on the set of Talk is Sheep and discusses two different fur types sheep have in Scotland, best ways to avoid rash in the undercarriage area…

Three fundamental changes to the media business are threatening the current business model for digital media agencies. These are: the ubiquity of platform technology, the shift back to premium placements as brand budgets return…

We were all probably taught the difference between listening and hearing when we were children. ”I hear you,” you say. No doubt you’ve uttered that or had it uttered to you. But is it enough? We all have a fundamental need…

I knew when I saw this video on YouTube from today’s guest Amy Martin, I had to get her back on the show to share some lessons with the RISE community. Amy is one of the FIRST guests I ever interviewed on Skype…

Blogging Tips

Whether you’re a blogger or a content marketer who blogs, the quality of your blog posts or website articles will go a long way towards your success or otherwise in meeting your goals. The quality of your blog posts…

One of the things I love about coming to Find All Answers is that I can get excellent blogging tips and relationship advice all in one place. Now that’s an efficient use of my time! It got me thinking – in many ways, engaging…

Traffic Building

Utilising the power of the keyphrases that people use online has enabled me to make a full-time income since February 2009. I’ve spent the last two and a half years of my life doing nothing but using my own tactics…

Internet Marketing

Most people struggle with email marketing because they think email is … email. But it’s not. At least, not when you’re selling online. When you’re selling with email it’s far more like talk radio than it is sending an email…

MishMash

Being a complete and total John Lennon nut along with being a possessor of a photographic memory, I happen to know that today marks a key and tragic day in Lennon’s life. You see, it was on July 13, 1958 that John’s…

Every week I constantly come across people who want to follow my entrepreneurial footsteps. Although I don’t think I have accomplished much for my age, I am always open to helping other people out. But one thing…

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy…

Sport has taught me a lot about myself. As an asthmatic, my childhood was spent watching my friends run around parks. By my teenage years I started learning how to control my respiration through yoga and by college…

I’ve been on Google+ for a couple weeks now, and I’m definitely a fan. Here’s a big list of 61 tips for, thoughts on, and suggestions for Google+. Be warned: This list is epic…

We all have them. Bad days that make us wonder why we do what we do, whether in our own business or for our employer. Or we wonder why we’re with our partners when we have an argument. Or we see the size of our email…

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Ingrid Abboud aka 'Griddy' is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. For one, I'm a Social Media enthusiast with a tremendous passion for writing and blogging. I'm also a pretty cool Copywriter but a more serious MarCom Consultant. But most of all, I'm the proud owner and driving force behind nittyGriddy.com - A Kinda Social Media Journal with Net News & more.

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    In all loyalty, I’d like to believe that I’m the form of gal who informs it like it is. I’m not big on sugars layer but I do identify the need for it at periods – with regards to the understanding of the problem. It’s just a issue of wise practice I think.

  • http://rootreport.com Lauren

    You have the best roundups! Also, you nailed the fresh voices. I appreciate those who can tackle things from a different perspective. I may not always agree, but it helps me examine and understand why I react the way I do and reflect about diversity of thought.

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Lauren,

      It’s great to see you here again :) .Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words – I’m glad you enjoyed this roundup. Hopefully – some of these posts will be useful to you in some way or other. As for Erika’s post on Radian6 – well…much like everything she writes – it rocked and then some!

      And yes – reading different perspectives is what helps us grow in many ways.

      Have a great week.
      Cheers

  • http://www.margieclayman.com Marjorie Clayman

    You are too good to me, GriddyPoo. Thanks for including me here and sharing my post with your WONDERFUL community :)

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      I’m all smiles. But it’s all you my dear. All I did was recognize the greatness in your work – that’s it! :)
      Enjoy the reads my dear and have a great week. Oh, and you might like the next article that I”m publishing today. It was inspired by you and one of your more recent posts.

      Cheers

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  • http://www.thesaleslion.com/ Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

    Oh how I love me so Griddy……

    So great to have you back…and so appreciate the super kind mention. :)

    You’re the bestest G, and yes, I’d be honored to GP for ya on the 27th.

    ttyl

    M

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Mufasaaaaaa :)
      It’s good to be back. As for the mention – well I should be thanking you for the inspiration my dear friend. I loved that post of yours and figured that my comment would turn into a novel so I wrote it out here and linked to you instead :) .

      And thank you for accepting my invite M. I’m honored to feature you here.
      Talk to you later for sure.
      Have a great day.

      Cheers

  • http://twitter.com/tomewer Tom Ewer

    Wow Griddy, you’ve given me a lot of reading!! I did read Marcus’ post last week and really enjoyed so I like how you’ve built upon it here :-) you’ve mentioned a few people who I thought of when reading Marcus’ article.

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Tom,
      Yeahhhh…I tend to do that to folks on Sundays – leave them with a bit of non-mandatory homework haha. I hope you enjoy the reads and that some of them come in handy for you.

      Wishing you a good day.
      Cheers

  • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

    Well, it looks like I have a ton of reading to do and not much time do it. The question is do I give up reading some of the posts so that I can keep commenting here.

    I got that sneaky Canadian @johnfalchetto:disqus and the wily Floridian @billdorman:disqus to worry about. Not to mention that the mad woman of cycling @ginidietrich:disqus is always hanging about.

    Guess I better grab some food and hunker down so that I can pump out some more comments. I like the idea of claiming that medal for myself. 

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  • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

    Well, it looks like I have a ton of reading to do and not much time do it. The question is do I give up reading some of the posts so that I can keep commenting here.

    I got that sneaky Canadian @johnfalchetto:disqus and the wily Floridian @billdorman:disqus to worry about. Not to mention that the mad woman of cycling @ginidietrich:disqus is always hanging about.

    Guess I better grab some food and hunker down so that I can pump out some more comments. I like the idea of claiming that medal for myself. 

  • http://www.3hatscommunications.com/blog/ davinabrewer

    Wow thanks for including me Ingrid. I had added a few names to his list  - yours included – and you picked some more fine additions. You and Marcus have me thinking, along with some other folks, about being liked. As you say I’d prefer to be liked but there are times it matters more to say what I have to say; I do give a damn, it’s just that I have to write what’s on my mind, can’t pretend or fake it. 

    The sheep video is hilarious and since I’m working on a story about influence, the SME piece will be helpful. Also missed Erika’s guest post at Radian, so that’s called up to read today. I’d read some of these, look forward to checking out a few I missed. FWIW.

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Davina,

      How could I not include you my dear? I just love how blunt you are and your honesty online – shows strength of character and I love that. But you also know when and how to say things – which makes the difference.

      I hear you about writing what’s on your mind. I think it’s fair to say that most people do want to be liked – whether online or off – but at the end of the day – it’s impossible to please everyone. And if by being yourself isn’t enough for people – then to heck with it! It’s by being genuine and sharing your thoughts that people respect you and grow to appreciate you for who you are. Much like any relationship. But as I said – sometimes it’s best to know when to say certain things and how to say them – depending on the situations. 

      The sheep video is a classic! I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw it. Klout really knows it’s stuff eh? hahaha ;)

      I’ll be looking forward to reading your piece on influence and I’m glad that post from SME can lend itself valuable to you. As for Erika – well…I’m just a big fan of hers – bad words and all!

      Hope you’re having a great Monday.
      Talk soon.
      Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and talk.
      Ciao

      • http://www.3hatscommunications.com/blog/ davinabrewer

        I like to think I am direct, honest – all that disclosed transparency b.s. – of course the caveat is that WYSIWYG but it’s not everything, not the whole me. We pick and choose what we share online, what we write and what we don’t. Would that I had more time to watch funny videos adn read Erika, Ashley, .. so many others. Have a good week yourself.

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          You’re very right in that we choose what to share or reveal online.The first Bring IT! post I ever did covered that exact topic as it was on how much of ourselves we share online.

          Hope your week is going well so far Oh Great One from the Land of Acronyms and Beyond! Wait…that would make that OGOLAB! Hihihi

    • http://twitter.com/skypulsemedia Howie at Sky Pulse Media

      I keep giving Danny K+’s in Sheep lol

      • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

        I did that too hehe! Back when I listened to that podcast ;) .

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    I hope you are finally back cause I feel lonely in this big cold world :)  

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Oh – I’m BACK :) !!! And I soooo missed you!
      But I’ll be away again next week – but this time for better reasons ;) . Let me know when you’re free to catch up. 
      Mwah

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      Cold world? Um the heat index here was 120 last week. Perhaps your abode is a frigid oasis in the center of southern hellish heat. 1 word: jealousy. Of course, I’m only kidding. Great to see Griddy again. It places my world back on its proper axis of rotation. 

      • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

        120? Yikes!!!
        Jimboooooo – how have you been? Missed ya buddy :) .
        I hope you’re enjoying your summer and not working 24 hours a day!

        Talk soon.
        Ciao

    • http://twitter.com/skypulsemedia Howie at Sky Pulse Media

      @Griddy:disqus was swallowed up by the Google + monster requiring us to provide a ransom to the somali pirates who weren’t letting her out!

      • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

        How on earth did you guess that Howie – I thought for sure no one would ever figure it out. I was sworn to secrecy. But I will tell you one thing though – those damn pirates looked nothing like Johnny Depp lol ;) .

        • http://twitter.com/skypulsemedia Howie at Sky Pulse Media

          And good thing because if they looked like Johnny Depp we would never see you again!

          • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

            Hahahaha Good point! I didn’t think of that ;) .

    • http://www.thesaleslion.com/ Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

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      • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

        Lovin the love guys :) )) Thank you!

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  • http://www.expatlifecoach.com/blog John Falchetto

    Hey Griddy,

    Now you touch upon one of my favorite topics, defining what we stand for.

     Its not easy, takes some hard work, but boy is it worth it. Everyone can tag the line, RT the ‘A-listers’ and repeat the sycophantic chorus we are exposed to in this big echo chamber. Perhaps it starts when we stop drinking the cool aid given out by these ‘gurus’.

    The easiest way not give to damn is actually to give a damn about what truly matters. That’s how I look at it. As Davina would say For Wine I will :)

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hello Hello my friend :) ,

      Hope you and Ameena had a good weekend.

      “The easiest way not give to damn is actually to give a damn about what truly matters.” – No truer words were ever spoken! I couldn’t agree with you more about this John. Why waste time giving a damn about people and things that don’t matter when you can care about those that do?!

      Do I care what people think? Sure I do, but it depends about what and on who’s doing the thinking!

      I”m in this blogosphere for many reasons. Mainly because writing is something I love to do. But I’m also here to learn, listen, share, make “real” friends, and maybe even teach a little something along the way.

      As for them “guru’s” and “A-listers”, well…there’s just so much to say about those. Just don’t get me started lol ;) !

      Thanks for sharing your take on this. Needless to say that we’re on the same wavelength.

      Happy Monday to ya.
      Talk soon.
      Ciao

      • http://twitter.com/skypulsemedia Howie at Sky Pulse Media

        I think we have it wrong here. If you hung with my crew in LA which (being a snob here) is the heartbeat of music and art in Los Angeles, you would feel like an A Lister if you were at one of their underground music/performance events. We would actually sometimes mock the Hollywood A-Listers like Diddy and Lindsay because we knew where the best music in LA was and they didn’t. You can say best music is subjective but no it isn’t. Take anything in life there are elitists who seriously know something and excel beyond anything out there. They don’t want to be around big crowds or amateurs.This doesn’t mean they are the most famous or the richest. Think of the people who back in the late 60′s were on ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters Bus, or Andy Wharhol’s Factory. I feel this is a moment in time when our network of fabulous wickedly smart people together will be and already are making an impact in a way the ahem ‘so called A-Listers’ can only dream of even if they have a fat bank account. But guess what. Lief Garrett and Vanilla Ice once were A Listers with fat bank accounts and where are they now?

        So I consider us the A Listers. By far. We have more game if not the fame and fortune (yet). But when @dannybrown:disqus sells out to go on world tour I sure hope he remembers us little people.

  • http://www.unlockthedoor.net Stuart Mills

    Once again, a fantastic list of incredible people!

    Interesting that you shared Marcus’ link about gutsy writers, I thought he did an excellent job highlighting a lesser-talked-about area. I must admit, I could never find myself on one of those lists though, not my style ;-)

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hiya Stu,

      Glad you enjoyed the read my friend :) . How is your week going so far? Hope all is well on your end.

      I too think Marcus did a hell of a job with his post and his examples. But I would also add you to that list in that you genuinely tell your story like it is – you’re honest and open in every which way. Now whether you care or not about what people think is a different story but you definitely belong in many lists that I can think of! :) )

      Talk to you soon.
      Cheers

      • http://www.unlockthedoor.net Stuart Mills

        I’ll take that as a compliment Griddy, thanks! Unless you meant the ‘dodgy blogger’ list? ;-)

        I’m kidding, means a lot that you’d think I’d belong on many lists. Thank you :-)

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          LOL – Crap, I didn’t think of that particular list ;) .
          It’s not really a compliment Stu – it’s the truth and it’s honestly what I think and what I’m sure many others do too :) .

          • http://www.unlockthedoor.net Stuart Mills

            Aw shucks, you warm the cockles of my heart :-)

            • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

              :) )) 

    • http://www.thesaleslion.com/ Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

      Careful Stu, ya never know buddy. ;-) The reason I say that is because the blogger you are today will be drastically different than the blogger you’ll be when you’re 30, or 35….or 50??? Not that you should change your style Stu, because it’s you and you’re awesome at it, but things and people do change.

      Marcus

      • http://www.unlockthedoor.net Stuart Mills

        An excellent point Marcus, and one that I’ve preached myself in the past! Who knows what the future may hold…

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          Hopefully – only great things for ya Stu!

      • http://www.unlockthedoor.net Stuart Mills

        An excellent point Marcus, and one that I’ve preached myself in the past! Who knows what the future may hold…

      • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

        Very well said M! Agreed! :) )

  • http://www.omnificdesign.com.au/ Wes Towers

    Hi, Ingrid. I didn’t notice you were gone. Maybe that’s because I’ve been AWOL myself. :D I have been so snowed in with so much work (still am) I haven’t been around the blogosphere much, which makes me quite glad to find lists such as these. Makes me know what I missed. Would head on over now to that sheep video of Danny you guys have been talking so much about. Thanks for the heads up. :)

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Wes,
      Nice to see you back here. Hope you’re doing well.

      I think a few of us have been AWOL or less active lately – maybe it’s the summer fever for some. I on  the other hand had a few things come up and of course I’m sure summer is playing a little role in that as well – but either way – it’s good to be back and I’m slowly getting back into normal blogging mode. 

      Definitely listen to Danny’s interview on sheep with Dino – it’s quite a riot and I’m sure you’ll be laughing out loud for the entire thing! I was! ;)

      Have a great week. Hope to see you back here again soon.
      Best of luck with all your work. Hope you can make some time for yourself along the way.
      Cheers

  • http://www.findallanswers.com Jane | Find All Answers

    Thanks for including Bob’s guest post. I loved his post! The “Sheep expert” created a big wave indeed in the blogosphere. I am glad I found Danny through your blog over a month ago. He is awesome.

    Off to check other links :) Thanks.

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Jane,

      You’re most welcome my dear. I thought it was a great read and very original. Needless to say that hit the marks spot on with his advice!

      I’m so happy you found @dannybrown:disqus through this blog. He’s just exceptional in every which way and there’s a lot to learn from him. I hold a ton of respect and admiration for him and his accent of course lol.

      I would say the exact same about people like @ginidietrich:disqus @thesaleslion:twitter @johnfalchetto:disqus and many more! They just have different accents tho ;) .

      Hope you enjoy the reads. Keep up the great work you’re doing over at your blog! :)
      Cheers

  • http://twitter.com/NancyD68 Nancy Davis

    Hi,

    Thanks for the very kind mention. You are too kind. :) Margie’s post about wanting to learn something from her readers was great. I love that.

    I watch that “interview” Danny and Dino did and can’t keep a straight face. My son thinks Danny is making up his accent BTW.

    According to our buddies at Klout, I am influential about The Beatles (I love them) Mazdas, and Bacon. Yes, bacon! LOL

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Nancy,
      It’s my pleasure – and it’s all you. I love how you put yourself out there and share so much about you and your life. Whether you care or not what others think – it certainly seems that you don’t hold back in fear of it and I think that’s amazing.Danny’s interview with Dino had me LOLing for the entire thing! It was like they were both on crack and I loved it haha.

      As for his accent – the lady killer one – I’m afraid to say that it is in fact real lol. But it sure rocks eh?!

      Glad to hear you’re an expert on bacon and Mazda’s. Definitely more interesting and useful than to be one on soylent green. I actually had to look that up to see what the hell it was!

      Hope your week is going well.
      Talk soon.

      Cheers

      • http://twitter.com/NancyD68 Nancy Davis

        I tried to explain to my son that his accent is real. He does not believe me. I am going to have to see if Danny would be so kind as to do a Skype chat when my son is home so Douglas can hear him for himself!

        Lady killer does not even begin to cover it with that accent! Hehehehe!

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          Looks like Bonsai Boy @dannybrown:disqus is gonna’ have to prove his shmoozy accent to your son then hehehe ;) .

          Well – we all have an accent of some sorts I guess – some better, funnier, cooler…whatever…than others.

          Can you imagine @ginidietrich:disqus having a French accent? Or @thesaleslion:twitter  having an Asian (is it proper to say that? You know what I mean right?) one? Or @davinabrewer:disqus having a west African one? Or Bill Dorman having an Italian one? Hahaha ;)

          We should have an accent day – where we each have to record a podcast using a different accent than the one we naturally have. How funny would that be? :) )

          • http://twitter.com/NancyD68 Nancy Davis

            I have a very heavy Jersey accent – plus I talk VERY FAST (like all folks from this area do) We should do a huge Skype chat with everyone that would be epic!

            • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

              Just try explaining jughandles to people and why it is impossible to make a simple left turn in New Jersey.

            • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

              Just try explaining jughandles to people and why it is impossible to make a simple left turn in New Jersey.

            • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

              Oooo I know the Jersey accent :) .
              Seriously – that Skype talk would be insane – I think Skype themselves would cut us off for burning up their ears with all our attempts at fake accents haha.

      • http://twitter.com/NancyD68 Nancy Davis

        I am doing better than last week, thank goodness. I guess what resonates is that I am me. This past week I was being harassed by some religious guy on the way home from NYC. Now, you guys all know I am an Atheist, and I generally don’t make a big deal about it. I blogged about it this past week. Not to say “I am right and you are wrong” but to say “lets all not shove our beliefs (or lack) down anyone’s throat okay?”

        That post went on to be pretty popular. My boyfriend was all scared I was going to lose subscribers. I GAINED two new ones in that week. I was not surprised. I was not attacking anything, just coming from a “why can’t we be friends” kind of viewpoint.

        I hope you have a great week too Griddy

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          I’ve been meaning to get to your comment on that on my Bring IT! post last week – my apologies for not having had the chance to do that yet – I’ve been playing catch up everywhere lately :( .

          I find it incredible (not in a good way) that someone would harass you because of your beliefs. You can be an Atheist or whatever you want for all I care – I don’d judge people on their beliefs and neither should anyone else. We should just respect each other when it comes to religion – and believe me when I say I come from a world that sees chaos and problems everyday because of religion and I think it’s sad!

          I’m all for believing in what we want – just don’t impose it on others. The one thing I’m not fond of is fanaticism in any religion – that’s it! But again – to each his own!

          I’m sorry that you had to go through that my dear. And I’m glad the post didn’t affect your subscribers – I see no reason that it should have – and even if it did – so be it! You spoke for yourself and stated your beliefs and how you feel. 

          In any case – will head back to your blog soon and read some of the newer comments on that.

          Best of luck to ya Nancy. And stay just the way you are!

          Cheers

    • http://www.3hatscommunications.com/blog/ davinabrewer

      Quick, write posts about bacon… your inbound links and SEO will explode. ;-)

      • http://twitter.com/NancyD68 Nancy Davis

        I have Davina! I wrote – Follow Friday – The Bacon Edition that featured our own @bdorman264. I expect my Klout to go up any day now!

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          Hihihi
          Thank goodness for tools like Klout who get to determine how influential we are and on what! Muwahahaha ;)

          If there was ever room for sarcasm – this is where it would be!

        • http://www.3hatscommunications.com/blog/ davinabrewer

          Good one. :-)

      • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

        LOL!
        Crap – that means I need to start crackin’ on writing about soylent green. Oh Wiki, Oh Wiki – where for art though Wikipedia?! hehehe

      • http://www.thesaleslion.com/ Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

        Ahhh, I love me some bacon. :) )))

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          Ooooo breakfast! :)
          Wait….nevermind…better not lol!

  • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

    I’m so happy to see the video of the sheep expert resurface. Hands down, one of my all-time favorites!

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      I’d have to agree with you on that one Gin. I couldn’t stop laughing when I first saw it :) . Oh, and it seems Klout does in fact know what they’re talking about. I mean, they knew Danny was on expert on sheep just like they knew I was an expert on soylent green! lol ;)

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      I’d have to agree with you on that one Gin. I couldn’t stop laughing when I first saw it :) . Oh, and it seems Klout does in fact know what they’re talking about. I mean, they knew Danny was on expert on sheep just like they knew I was an expert on soylent green! lol ;)

      • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

        I’ll be right back. I have to see if you’re still an expert on soylent green.

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          I can’t believe you actually went and checked! Happy Sunday eh?! lol

      • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

        Turns out you are! And I just gave you a +K for it! Bwahahahaha!

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          CRAP!!! ;)
          I might do an interview with Dino sometime soon about my soylent green whatever expertise. I really want the whole world to know how important it is and what it means to me! ;)

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          CRAP!!! ;)
          I might do an interview with Dino sometime soon about my soylent green whatever expertise. I really want the whole world to know how important it is and what it means to me! ;)

    • http://twitter.com/NancyD68 Nancy Davis

      Even my son said “Mommy, no one really talks about sheep like that” What does that tell you?

      • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

        LMAO!
        Well…when you’re just so damn passionate about a topic – that’s what you get! Hahaha!
        Your son seems like one very smart kid Nancy! God bless.

  • http://aremorch.com Are Morch

    Hi Ingrid my friend..

    Had jump back here again to get myself in that good mood again.. I for sure need to start give more damn, and get on someones Shit list.

    I need to find the inner child again. Thinking way to much at moment.. now how did that become a problem.. But it got me on a little different road trip then where I want to be. 

    So need to take step back and just get me in the real good mood again. 

    Cheers..

    Are Morch
    Hotel Advisor and Social Media Strategist

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Are,
      Nice to see you back here my friend. How have you been? To tell you honestly – I’ve been a bit MIA as well the last few weeks :( .

      Hope you find your inner child again. I’m not sure how many shit lists I’m on but what the hell…I was always a fan of being on lists haha.

      Hope to see you around these parts more often again.
      Best of luck and happy mood changes!

      Cheers

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Are,
      Nice to see you back here my friend. How have you been? To tell you honestly – I’ve been a bit MIA as well the last few weeks :( .

      Hope you find your inner child again. I’m not sure how many shit lists I’m on but what the hell…I was always a fan of being on lists haha.

      Hope to see you around these parts more often again.
      Best of luck and happy mood changes!

      Cheers

      • http://aremorch.com Are Morch

        Thanks Ingrid.

        Been out traveling a lot lately. And also been a little MIA. 

        Sometimes you just need to take two steps back and reposition yourself. As they say Setbacks is just Setups in disguise. 

        And I need to fire up my child again. Sometimes we just dont realize that our biggest enemy is ourselves..

        Cheers..

        Are Morch
        Hotel Advisor and Social Media Strategist

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          “Sometimes we just dont realize that our biggest enemy is ourselves” – Hear, hear Are! Well said my friend.

    • http://www.thesaleslion.com/ Marcus Sheridan,The Sales Lion

      Love that goal Are—’Finding your inner child’—something we all need to be mindful of. Good luck buddy!

  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Hey there miss,

    When’s your new design going live? :)

    • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

      Hey DB,

      Actually – good timing on that question. The person I had hired way back when in 2010 for a simple touch up (up to 5 hours of work (payed upfront) that so far has taken over 7 and a half month) was till today not really doing the job I had asked for – even though I was pretty clear and very concise in what I wanted. I actually drew the thing for them but alas…Oh well. But to be fair – they were very nice. Anyways – will tell you more when we talk next….

      So I told them thank you and we’re done in a very nice and polite way 2 days ago. That would be one of the blog post topics that I had in mind that I realized wasn’t worth it after all lol.

      Anyways – I have no problem with what happened although one really should – but in my case – it just gives me the chance to come back and work with the folks I really wanted to from the very beginning ;) . Will be contacting you at some point soon my friend. 

      Hope you’re well.Ciao

      • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

        Damn, sorry to hear that miss. Don’t I know the person you’d hired? I’m sure it’s a lady that’s associated with the premium framework you wanted to go with? Either way, really sorry to hear that. :(

        • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

          It’s okay – we’re actually on good terms – things just didn’t work out the way I expected and I didn’t make a big deal out of it. I tired explaining over and over but hey… No hard feelings. My patience just ran out after 7 months but luckily I still have that little diplomatic trait when I need it lol.

          Like I said – now I have a chance to work with people I like and admire ;) .

          • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

            You know, if your career as a consultant ever comes to an end, you’d make a helluva diplomat. :)

            PS – did you receive your FBBB email? :)

            • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

              Haha! Well…it might just be time to consider some small career changes then ;) . And thank you – I’m taking that as a hell of a compliment coming from you!

              I don’t think I saw that email – let me check again. My bad if I missed it. Will let you know asap!

          • http://www.expatlifecoach.com/blog John Falchetto

            Sounds like my strategy, Griddy

            • http://nittygriddy.com/ Ingrid Abboud

              It’s the only one that seems to work more often than not John ;) .  There were so many other ways to react. but at the end of the day – some things just aren’t worth it – and simply don’t matter enough to add to the list of troubles – the real ones!