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If Social Media is DEAD …

Posted by rexdixon on December 30, 2006

Then I have wasted the past quarter of this year trying to build up my blog readers. I have wasted my time trying to build an audience. IF social media is dead, then why are there over 55 million blogs (according to Technorati at least)? IF social media is dead, how come John Edwards and his campaign team asked bloggers to join them on the road? Do you think John Edwards would have wasted his time by inviting Robert Scoble to join his team on the road IF social media is dead?

I believe that social media is growing, and will continue to do so. I also believe that being tagged in the first round for my opinion of the 2007 crystal ball show proves that I haven’t wasted my time. I also believe that being selected as one of the 32 bloggers to be included in BloggerMania I, even though a bit funny when I first saw it, proves that I haven’t been wasting my time.

Truthfully, the first time I blogged (and that blog is still around) was back in 2003. It’s my personal blog that I don’t advertise outside of friends and family. IF social media is dead, then how come other bloggers have come along since I launched my blog in 2003 and smoked right past me? They took the flame and ran with it. I thought at the time, “Okay, blogs are cool, but what can come of it; I’m looking for an IT gig?”

I was wrong back then, and I will have to say – social media is alive and well at the end of 2006. It will be just as strong and growing in 2007. Technically Speaking, I think the original article was written so that we social media types would have something to write about today and over the long holiday weekend. 🙂

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BloggerMania I – Rex Dixon feels like the 1-2-3 Kid

Posted by rexdixon on December 29, 2006

Yes, good old Sean Waltman, Syxx Pac, X-Pac, and the original 1-2-3 Kid. What am I babbling about? Well it’s BloggerMania I which is being put on by CenterNetworks. I see the 4 teams of 8 bloggers, and quite frankly I’m quite honored to have been included in this event of 32 bloggers.

The names rip off the page like main event stars of the past Mike “Hulkamania” Arrington, Om “Savage” Malik, Robert “The Brain” Scoble, Steve “Stunning” Rubel, and there is more. They have kindly included the lovely ladies, which feature Amanda “Stratisphere” Congdon, the lovely “Miss” Liz Gaines, and others. Yes it is an all star event, and you can read more coincidently enough on the day this site officially comes out of the beta simul-blogging mode – January 1, 2007.

Technically Speaking, I was being a bit of a goofball there I suppose, but it should be a fun tournament of bloggers. Any support you can throw Rex “1-2-3 Kid” Dixon’s way, will be much appreciated. Be sure to keep up with the all the wild tournament action by grabbing their RSS feed.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks – moving – January 1, 2007 – – Technically Speaking’s new home.

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