Sometime in early November 2010 I wrote an email to Chris Brogan
, a dude that I like/respect because he seems pretty darn real and yet a big-time rock star in the social media world.
Well, on a whim I decided, "I'm really cool myself. This dude should know who I am!" So I sent him an email; I hoped to create a connection.
Well, as this wasn't a concerted action, more of a throw spaghetti against the wall deal, I completely forgot that I sent the email at all.
About two weeks later I received this:
"Son of a...! My email box is so full of your great posts/blogs that I can't keep up. Seriously, your stuff rocks and is so informative, real and immediately helpful. I can't delete one until I've read it and understand what you're saying.
Well I became giddy! I thought something to the effect of, "First of all, this guy sounds just like me when he writes. Dude, thinks my stuff is good!!! Well, my posts are really real and I do try to be helpful. Wow, what cool feedback from a guy who really knows!!!!"
I not only failed to read the part that says, "You wrote:" but also missed the fact that it sounded so much like me because it was me! The "you" in "You wrote" was me!!! I wrote!
I went from puffed up with pride to quite humble...and amused in about .34 seconds!
Lessons? Gosh, I don't know... Read what you're reading? Recognize your own writing?
I don't know what to say except that I'm still laughing at myself...