They say it’s not what you know … it’s who you know … but I think it’s also what you know. It doesn’t matter if you know the right people if you don’t have anything to contribute to the collective. Now I’m sounding like the Borg. Woops … let me explain…
I have been an Internet Marketer since 2002. I love Internet Marketing. I love it, live it, breathe it. To me it’s simply the most exciting part of being alive in the 21st century because all these cool toys allow me to do things.
This week I got to follow a real dinkum Astronaught as he prepares to leave on some or other mission. Today he told me (and 47 000 other people) that he needed to have his nose checked for bacteria before heading into space. Talk about nasty space-bugs. What a movie!
I also got to listen to Barack Obama (sent me a message to my cellphone) and Helen Zille and a few of my own personal friends. I got to find out that some guy called DChetty (who sadly works for MWEB) also enjoys driving an Audi (a new passion in my life).
I get to do a lot of things in the 21st century. I get to make contact with all these amazing people. 200 years ago I, as a peasant, would have had no chance to polish their shoes. Then again 200 years ago no one would think of going into space (what’s bacteria) or a black president in America or even a white woman leading the opposition party in government.
The magic of course is using Twitter … and having something useful to say … which isn’t really that hard because as long as you have something interesting to say, join a conversation, you’ll find more and more people listening to you.
So it’s not just who you know … it’s also who you don’t know and what you do know. It makes life a whole lot more interesting, don’t you think?