Hmmm, perhaps JA meant “oft topic”? “often to pick”? Or, “oaf topic”?
I think I’m concerned that I am just misunderstood. Maybe because when I look thru my pane in the Johari window (or is it pain), I see things that should be and ask why the heck not. Often. I admit that! Often! I’m outraged so often, it’s easy to get lathered up several times a planetary rotation. It’s just that some days the Planet in question is Mercury.
I’m not so sure I qualify as that.
When I look at all the erudition slathered over the blogosphere, maybe I’m more like MySpace.
When I see some folk blogging for branding, I remember I’m unique.
My brand is ZBS! (zero “barbara streisand”) Call ’em as you see em’! And let the chips fall where they may. (Isn’t that being “colorful”?)
I call what I do “plogging”. A “personal (whine) web log” of what I find. My motto is “Wasting your time with things I find interesting, amusing, or enraging.” So maybe that IS the definition of an “off-topic blog”.
I always wanted to be an exemplar.
I can hear JA and others saying “See what happens when you don’t network, when you don’t brand, when you don’t manage your career … … you wind up like HIM!!” while pointing this way and looking down a Pinnochio’s nose.
In any event, I’m glad I was “listening” when JA put out the “bat signal” for crazy fjohn to participate. At least, I was first at something.
Guess, I should be happy to be invited at all. Maybe I should be more circumspect? To paraphrase Grouch, “I wouldn’t want to be part of any club that would have me as a member!”.
the big fat old turkey hisself
P.S.: In counseling job seekers — usually FOWGs who didn’t see the axe being swung — I have a collected a slew of recruiter stories. Maybe one of these days, I’ll chronicle then in a series of blog posts. I’ll probably get sued if I name names. Be a different kind of carnival.
P.P.S.: Seekers can visit my “turkey farm” at http://tinyurl.com/lxu93. Just mention Jason’s name at the gate. (Just joshing, there’s no gate.) I give it all away trying to repay all the people that have helped me along the way.
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