Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been pretty scarce around the blog during the month of October. It’s not just here, but also on my other blogs, the Yahoo Groups, my Ryze networks, etc.
So what have I been doing?
First, let me tell you one of the most valuable lessons I have learned about networking (and blogging) over the past few years — one that many people seem to forget:
Taking care of your customers customers and keeping your core business solid is far more important than any networking or marketing you will ever do.
Without that, everything else is a house of cards. And sometimes, when your business is going well, and you haven’t yet built a good-sized staff to take care of all that stuff for you. It’s really tough to be both an idea man and also a workaholic!
So in October, in addition to speaking at two conferences (and all the follow-up from the dozens of people wanting to know how to hire me), I’ve also been focused very heavily on my core business of consulting with companies about social networking and social media, and that’s kept me massively busy.
I’ve also been:
- Finishing up the editing of Jason Alba’s new book, I’m on LinkedIn — Now What?? (more on that in a future post).
- Finishing up my second book with Jay Deragon and Margaret Orem, The Emergence of The Relationship Economy (look for it in the next few weeks).
- Signing the deal and starting on my third book (more on that in a few weeks).
- Forming Link to Your World, LLC, with Jay, Margaret and some other great folks to meet the growing demand for services in the social networking arena.
And with BlogWorld coming up next week, and my birthday and 15th wedding anniversary the week after that, then Thanksgiving, November may be a little slow too. I am starting back up the Extreme LinkedIn Profile Makeover, though, so if you’re waiting on yours, know that it is still coming, although the line is very long (currently about 7 months!).
And remember, no matter how much you enjoy networking and blogging, always take care of yourself, your family and your customers first.