Lists are Awesome! Here’s Ours.
This was the Year of Bacon. Wasn’t it?
Wait, it wasn’t?
If you were a Vegetarian Dog Person, this was NOT your year. Just sayin.
While discussing Bacon and Cats, we should talk about Google+. It’s like Facebook, but it’s from Google, so it’s, well, plus. Here’s a link to Dave’s Google Plus Profile.
4. Francisco Rosales
He was kind enough to run our blog post on Holistic Social Media in September, but he makes this list by sharing so much awesome stuff on his site. (TIP: Visit his site today and learn which Social Media Blogs HE recommends. Here’s a link to the Top Social Media Blogs of 2011.
Everyone seemed to either (a) come out with a book or (b) get a publishing deal. As a result, everyone is now talking about (c) how awesome everyone else’s book is and (d) where to pre-order their book. (e) Publishing is a wacky world. If you want to write one, learn what to do before you go down that path. Check out the Redhead Writing series on getting published.
6. 12 Most
We’d make this number 12 on our list, but, well, when you skip down you’ll see why we couldn’t. 12 Most: Great site, great lists. I don’t think they’ll run out of things to talk about anytime soon. 12 is a powerful number.
7. The Cloud
Want to make your startup really rock and roll? Make it Cloud-based. Put it in the Cloud. Use Cloud Computing to Solve a Problem. Say “cloud” over and over.
8. Queens of the Stone Age
Hey, if you re-released your first album, performed everywhere, and even showed up on No Reservations…
Herman Cain, you glorious GOP Presidential Candidate you. By coming up with an interesting tax scheme – one that’s simple, memorable, and yet convoluted; I’m paying 9%, but am I doing it three times? Am I really paying 27%? Or is it 9%, then 9% of what’s left, then another…I guess when he unsuspends the campaign, we’ll know.
10. As in ‘Perfect 10’ of PR Stupidity
What Not to Do: Penn State. (Rather than talk about it ad nauseum, here’s a link to the Prevent Child Abuse website. Help a kid, learn what you can do, learn the warning signals.)
This date comes around once a century. Though we will have 12-12-12 next December. And 13-13-13 the December after that. Right?
12. 12 Minute Marketing
Rick Strater and I worked really hard to bring you a dynamite program that trains small business people on everything they need to know to become better marketers. Not sure if the course is right for you? Check out a sample lesson on the site. One of my favorites: Holistic Social Media.
13. Color: The Expensive Launch That…
I remember hearing about this and downloading the app for my Android phone. Then what? Here’s a link to what the site is up to now. I’m not even gonna ask how much money they spent to launch. (Canadian Readers will point out that they spelled “colour” incorrectly.)
14. DJ and Danny and Chris
15. IRL 2011
Got to knock a few people off of the “hey, I’d like to meet them in real life” list this year. Claudia Anderson, Leyla Arsan, Lisa Pugliese, Paige Worthy, Amber Naslund. To name a few. (Five. To name five.)
16. The Launch of the Year
Wow, this one stumps even me. Which launch from 2011 was the most noteworthy, newsworthy, tweetworthy?
It’s this: the Launch of the Year. Rebecca Black. So sorry, but 13,000,000+ views. 13 Million Views of a Video that is Horrible, and a Girl that Can’t Sing.
17. If You Google Ron Paul
Don’t just Google Ron Paul, but Google the phrase “If you Google Ron Paul.” You get this gem.
(NOTE: Two straight unwatchable videos of unlistenable songs. You’re welcome.)
18. Internet Marketers
Even if you think there’s a good deal of schtick, there’s something to learn from these guys. Well, not these guys, just this guy: Frank Kern. You’re welcome. Again.
19. Your 2012
You are going to make things happen in 2012, right? You know what you want to accomplish. You have objectives – for your business, for your personal life. So 2012 is where it all starts. Correct? CORRECT.
20. That’s All We’ve Got
Really, there are better things we should be doing – not making up lists, or doing more research on the other 6 things we should add. So…
We’ll keep the title because 26 is a more interesting number than 20.
And, on that note, thanks for listening, reading, watching, and being there in 2011.
Go Get Em! Make it a Great Balance of 2011, and an Awesome 2012!