Don’t Be a Mamma Bird – Be an Inspiration!

Written on October 13, 2008 – 4:20 pm | by Brian Wallace |

mother bird feeding her young
All too often, I come across blog posts that are simply a regurgitation of some breaking news or someone else’s earlier thoughts.

Shouldn’t a blog be more? I sure think so.

Sure, sure…content is king. But shouldn’t it be original content? As we are nearing the 1 year anniversary of Collective Thoughts, I wanted to share with you a peek into very selective process in finding great bloggers to head it up.  The single most important factor was that each contributor was totally original and the real thing.  You know it when you see it.  That said, here are the aha moment that I had in when reading the work of my esteemed colleagues:

Andy Beard – For me, Andy has had more thought provoking posts than any of the contributors here, so it was really special for me that he’s part of the team. If I had to pick one post there, it would be the WordPress Masterclass post.  An oldie but goodie, and may show many of you how little you know about WordPress after all 😉

Brendan Picha – Brendan is also a newcomer, and showed his stuff with a Digg submission that made it to Diggnation!

Dave Harry – While Dave is a relative newcomer to Collective Thoughts, I’ve been a fan of his writing for quite some time.  The Sphinn awards got my attention – great way to get a community buzzing!

Mark Laymon – Mark is quite a character.  For those of you that don’t know him, you probably know of him as the guy that relentlessly throws sheep and pokes you in Facebook.  This post on getting a PDF to the front page will live on forever in my memory.  I’ll bet every commenter on Digg had their jaw to the floor when it happened 😉

Shana Albert – As we all know, everyone loves Shana.  Shana is a rare talent that has an outstanding writing ability to capture the human spirit.  She actually started writing on Collective Thoughts prior to the almost immediate debut of Social Desire.  Would have to say that my favorite post of hers has been how social media is like high school.

Tim Nash – I believe that his name will forever be associated with StumbleUpon. Who can forget the Stumbleupon Algorithm post? No doubt that this was a different thought than the crowd.

What post has been the aha moment for you? We’d love to hear from you.

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  1. 3 Responses to “Don’t Be a Mamma Bird – Be an Inspiration!”

  2. By Dennis Edell on Oct 14, 2008 | Reply

    I’d like to know, is Andy ok? He hasn’t posted to his own blog in like 4 months?

    As for the others, I got some reading to do 🙂

  3. By Tad Chef on Oct 17, 2008 | Reply

    Really? It’s one year already? Unbelievable how the time goes by! Welcome to the team Brendan, btw. (I might be a little late on this)!

  4. By Brian Wallace on Oct 23, 2008 | Reply

    @Dennis Edell: sure Andy is alive and well. In fact, he posted about a month ago. I’m sure that you’ll like the others as well! 🙂

    @Tad Chef: yes, next month is 1 year believe it or not. And good stuff on welcoming Brendan in! 🙂

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