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I mean “lay off” as in “lay off, man, quit harshing my gig” and not “fire.” It’s a double entendre, designed to rope in the skeptical reader. Wink wink. 

I wonder, actually, if this whole “social media experts are dumb” thing is some sort of tech cultural self resentment complex. It’s a thing I do, and it’s easy for me, so it’s worthless and anyone that does that for a living is dumb or evil. 

But you know what? Love yourself! That thing you know, it’s really hard! It really is! It’s a skill. There are people that don’t have it. It’s okay to be good at it! 

Sometimes, at just the right time, you see something awesome. Like this.

  1. newsweek reblogged this from stryker and added:
    In the present, we’ll all be experts for an immeasurable amount of seconds.
  2. stryker reblogged this from rickwebb and added:
    I’ve always preferred “sexpert.”
  3. thecultureofme reblogged this from rickwebb and added:
    Usually you just go with “Social Media." Totally want business cards with “Social Media Person" though…
  4. rickwebb reblogged this from rachelfershleiser and added:
    But no one really calls themselves an expert, though, do they? I mean I’m sure someone does, but I can’t recall ever...
  5. rachelfershleiser reblogged this from rickwebb and added:
    I think the issue is with the Porn-Star-like job-title dichotomy. Can there just be social media professionals with...
  6. msmatchgirl reblogged this from rickwebb and added:
    Sometimes, at just...see something awesome. Like this.
  7. spiers reblogged this from rickwebb