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Why Some People in Online Networks Hate Me 6

Posted on February 04, 2008 by DJ

I had to take a break from online networking because it was driving me nuts. Actually, it was more of a sabbatical as it lasted about 2 years.

The problem was that I was tired of dealing with selfish people who had no concept of the word networking.

I’ve gotten into plenty of heated debates over my views. People have said I’m not open to the spirit of community, people have accused me of only thinking of myself, and some people have just said things that I won’t dare repeat.

Despite that, my views haven’t changed and in fact they’ve only be reaffirmed.

What the heck am I talking about?

Well recently I decided to hop back into the online networking game.I signed up with a few networks on Ning. It only took about 5 minutes for my profile to be inundated with sales pitches, link dropping, and all others kinds of spam.

Yes, I call it spam and that’s where some people take issue.
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Tag, I’m It 5

Posted on December 04, 2007 by DJ

I’ve been tagged by Liz Fuller of More Than WE Know. Liz is a business development specialist focusing on Women Entrepreneurs.

I’ve always wanted to do a meme (rhymes with dream) because it’s a great way to network with people.

So here are the rules:

1) Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself.
3) Tag 7 random people and include links to their blogs.
4) Let each person know they have been tagged and comment on their blog.

1. When I was little I used to turn my room into a store. I’d set it up with a little table, grab some items, make some price tags and then I’d stick a sign on my door. I’d then wait for my dad to come home so that I could sell stuff to him. My mom never played into my little game, but my dad always did. I guess that’s one sign I was meant to be an entrepreneur.

2. I hate public speaking, but I love challenges. My senior year of college I applied to be the student speaker at graduation. I figured if I had the opportunity to speak in front of my graduating class then I’d never be afraid of public speaking again. I was chosen as the speaker and it was a great experience. I haven’t had the chance to speak to an audience of thousands since then so don’t ask me if I am still nervous about it.
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