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Wednesday
Sep292010

Now a Self Promoting Whore!

Self promoting media whores get lots of attention.  And, like so many things, the momentum builds and, before you know it, said SPMW is on TechCrunch.  Then the NYTimes.  And, like their shy counterparts, self promoting whores have good ideas!  Good ideas + Media Whoring = Influence.  People are taking their ideas seriously.  And that affects discourse!

I figured this out over the last couple years.  At first, I didn't like it.  It didn't seem right that whoring got you influence.  But now, it does seem right.  Whoring is hard work.  It takes time and effort to build fanboys.  You take risk: your mistakes and blunders are amplified.  

Having been a fanboy for so long, I've decided I'm going to compete for fanboys (but I'll always be a fanboy at heart)!

For those that think I'm already a self promoting whore, prepare to throw up on the person sitting next to you.

Reader Comments (2)

If you took 100 SPWs and 100 of their quieter counterparts, all from equal demographics, I am CERTAIN that there would be more know-nothings in the SPW group than in the quiet group. I have learned exactly what you have learned in the last few years, and have become more self-promoting as a result. That said, I've also learned that self-promotion is often just an attempt to compensate for being a know-nothing.

September 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYour Friend

I'll be sitting next to you, so wear a raincoat.

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael E. Gruen

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