Ummm… What is it You Do, Again?

Here, in visual form (courtesy of wordle) is what I’ve written about on this blog in the past year.

Wordle for What I've Written About

Visual Image of Just Exactly What It Is I Do (or at least, what I write about)

There’s nothing like doing a wordle based on the feed of your blog to show you exactly where you’ve been spending your digital time. It’s like printing a list of your entire Google search history and posting it… You feel a little naked for a moment or two.

Interestingly, even though this blog is about ‘Marketing,’ that word doesn’t appear in the wordle. Not even once.

If you’re a regular reader (according to Feeburner, there are 2 of you out there. Bless you both.) you know that I view Marketing as forging connections between people and other people, ideas, places or spaces. And THAT is reflected in the wordle. I believe in relevance, community, making people think and in making social media and its tools work for business.

And, as you look closely through the image, you’ll see I have a teen, I hate complacency and I think context is the next big thing. I also should spend a little more time on my blog dealing with the specifics of marketing, since most of the tactics in marketing and PR apparently are getting short shrift on my blog.

Now… here’s my challenge. If you blog, go to and enter in the URL of your blog. Grab the image and post it to your blog, just like this. Do a little self-analysis and share the link in the comments. I can’t wait to see what you discover!


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7 Responses to “Ummm… What is it You Do, Again?”

    • Mandy Vavrinak September 14, 2010 at 11:17 am #

      Doug, I think your wordle nails your blog… or, more appropriately, your blog’s vision and purpose come through cleanly in your word choices 🙂

  1. stargardener September 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm #

    Mandy! Thanks so much for this inspiration! 😉

    Here is my blog in Wordle:

    • Mandy Vavrinak September 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

      I love that the words “Planning” and “Creativity” are BOTH prominent in your wordle. Proof they are not mutually exclusive 🙂

      • stargardener September 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

        Planning + creAtivity = a lot more smiles during strategic planning and day-to-day!


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