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Bloggers Who Contribute to the World Benefit the World

Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion writes in “Blogosphere Leaders and Losers” on how leadership tells, even in blogging:

If there’s something that most of these folks have in common it’s this – they are critical, but they’re also really nice and willing to learn. They always contribute to the discussion in a positive way. They focus on a greater goal that they share with their own circle of readers and other bloggers.

At the same time, the ‘sphere is also filled with really nasty people who do nothing but spew toxic waste. They write sensational headlines and throw rocks because it’s fun. Sometimes, it gets very personal in nature. Many of them are arrogant. What they have in common is that they don’t really contribute. And while they might grab a lot of links here and there, they really don’t lead and they never grow.

He goes on to say what I’ve been saying for years. It’s those who contribute to the conversation that are worthy of reading and listening to. Those who help push the bar higher not crawl under the lowest rung that make a difference in the world around them.

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  1. Posted October 30, 2006 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Thanks for saying this out loud, Lorelle. You are so right. Who needs anymore arrogance, on the net or off.

  2. Posted October 30, 2006 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Again Lorelle you’re words…well they kick butt!

  3. Posted October 30, 2006 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Oh I so understand what you’re trying to say. The thing is, where I come from in the blogosphere, there are people who would do anything, even act like idiots to be popular…and that never does anyone any good anywhere.

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