Encouraging Post Development and Links

seed Michael Calienes is smart. I’m learning how smart each day. First, he sends me a beer from a thousand or so miles away. Then, I see his Twitter avatar change to have a mug from the same bar (at the time of this writing).

Now, he’s written a post called We are Presence Engineers. The idea is that we’re using these tools to define a new kind of presence. This is powerful to me, because it’s something that Jeff Pulver has spoken about for quite some time that’s finally rattling into place in my brain.

What’s smart about Michael’s post is this: it’s really brief. It’s not what I wanted. It makes me want to write a post that fleshes out the thoughts a lot more. But of course, that means I’ll link to Michael’s post, because he posted about it first, so he’ll get inbound link traffic, and it’ll mean that my work is derivative, and it means that others will blog their take (if they get what Michael was going for, and dig the idea).

Planting the seed to a good blog post is sometimes better than writing the entire post.

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  • http://twitter.com/twusiness Jason Finch

    We are – and always have been – engineering presence. In everything we do on the internet, in putting ourselves or our clients online, in everything we say or communicate through technology, whether that results in an online or offline interaction, we’re creating presence.

    In fact, about 12 years ago in 1997, I opened my business website by saying that “creating presence” through the internet was more than just about creativity. You’re right, all of this journey is about creating, engineering, presence. And it’s very deep.

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  • http://www.transplant-1.com/blogorama Michael Calienes

    hey jason. thanks a bunch for commenting. i’ve looked on port80.com but can’t find the term “creating presence.” love to read more about what you wrote — perhaps an archived page? in my opinion, the term “creating” isn’t quite as accurate as “engineering” since the creation of presence alone doesn’t imply a planned process and implementation. we can certainly “create” a presence on twitter, facebook, et al, but only when that presence is “engineered” do we create it with the intention of achieving certain goals through the implementation of strategies and tactics through the appropriate channels. but like i said, that’s just my opinion. cheers.

  • http://www.transplant-1.com/blogorama Michael Calienes

    hey jason. thanks a bunch for commenting. i’ve looked on port80.com but can’t find the term “creating presence.” love to read more about what you wrote — perhaps an archived page? in my opinion, the term “creating” isn’t quite as accurate as “engineering” since the creation of presence alone doesn’t imply a planned process and implementation. we can certainly “create” a presence on twitter, facebook, et al, but only when that presence is “engineered” do we create it with the intention of achieving certain goals through the implementation of strategies and tactics through the appropriate channels. but like i said, that’s just my opinion. cheers.

  • http://www.transplant-1.com/blogorama Michael Calienes

    hey jason. thanks a bunch for commenting. i’ve looked on port80.com but can’t find the term “creating presence.” love to read more about what you wrote — perhaps an archived page? in my opinion, the term “creating” isn’t quite as accurate as “engineering” since the creation of presence alone doesn’t imply a planned process and implementation. we can certainly “create” a presence on twitter, facebook, et al, but only when that presence is “engineered” do we create it with the intention of achieving certain goals through the implementation of strategies and tactics through the appropriate channels. but like i said, that’s just my opinion. cheers.

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