I use to love me some Plurk.
It’s true…my initial foray into microblogging more than four years ago was in the Plurk community. I assessed a handful of viable platforms, including Jaiku, identi.ca and a relatively unknown site called Twitter.
Why go with Plurk? I liked the visual icons that enabled the user to express emotions and concluded that this community was poised for a dramatic rise in size and relevance.
Within 12 months I jettisoned my Plurk presence and embraced Twitter. The market picked its winner and Twitter now reports more than 300 million users. Plurk declines to report the current size of its community.
On November 25, 2007 my “Strategic Guy” blog was introduced with a post entitled CEOs Talk PR. I stood up this executive thought leadership site on the Blogger platform because of its ease of use and ability to positively impact search engine optimization. (Blogger is owned by Google.)
And now 400 posts later I leave behind Blogger for WordPress. The reason for my switch is the enhanced functionality offered by WordPress because of the open source community that continually develops, refines and maintains its features.
Welcome to the all new Strategic Guy blog!
You’ll find on the site my perspective on industry trends, issues and developments related to social media, public relations, sales methodologies and corporate culture. It will be original content and I’ll never shy from expressing an opinion.
Please also check out my “Lifestream” which is an aggregation of my Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook updates.
And finally, I’ll update the blog site with links to my articles published in the Washington Business Journal, WashingtonExec, Govwin, DC Techsource and Social Media Today.
I write about corporate strategy, the Washington, DC technology community, social media, public relations and marketing. Plus, my columns in Govwin and WashingtonExec profile top level professionals and their innovative approach to business and life.