IFTTT (If This…Then That)!

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One little service called IFTTT just completely revolutionized and reinvigorated my desire to start blogging again. Please see ifttt.com/ for more details. They also have some pretty amazing iOS apps for the iPhone as well that you should install. Be careful because these apps are LOADED with potential! I’ve started automating my postings on social networks to my wordpress blog and vice-versa; a solution that even a decade worth of WP Plugins would not be able to achieve without a lot of tedious hacking of the platform. For example: whenever I post an image to 500PX, Flickr, or Instagram my images automagically appear on my home photoblog at talkingtree.org – as independent posts. Combine this with the magic of Jetpack’s Publicize tool, and you pretty much take out the leg-work of posting on each social network to update the content. Yes, not everything should be automated, I know but weren’t computers supposed our slaves or at least work for us? Instead, we have become slaves to them being chained to the mouse!

Believing in the Impossible

The brain needs help. It needs love and discipline and constant training through daily learning. The training involves writing, skill-development, and reading. Reading specifically tends to kill my procrastination. The internet seemed to kill books and now I’m going back to them like long-lost friends.

I’m climbing this mountain and I’m one of the few that will reach the summit. In my mind, this started as an impossible journey that became real. My resolve took me every step of the way.

Now I’m looking down and I’ve created more mountains to climb as I become the one percent. I’m working my way to discovering the one percent of one percent. Its like traversing through a worm-hole vortex that no one else knows exists. Yes, it is a worm-hole and it appeared simply because I believed.

Yes, I’m fully aware of how short my time is and what I need to do. It’s not hard because everything has become natural. I never give up. I take a break and catch my breath but I keep on keeping on. Here I am at the top of the world becoming the top of my game.

Welcome to Roadrunner!

RoadrunnerSo my brother and I formed our own business titled Roadrunner: we build your social capital. I’ve always held onto closely-guarded marketing secrets and kept them to myself while not wanting to share what I know with others..  I have serious courage now to start a new company  and it’s great. My brother, Joseph, is going to take care of the management end. I’m learning a lot of code, administering a server, running automated systems, and doing marketing analysis. Starting a few years back, I’ve been able to accrue close to 100K followers on Instagram and attribute this mostly to my photography and the high-quality content that I post, daily. Building social network communities is no easy task and takes a lot of effort, which very few people care to undertake or simply lack the patience to watch it grow slowly; yet most people want or covet that kind of connection or audience.  I naturally have an obsession and passion for networking and probably wouldn’t have pushed the envelope so dang hard if I didn’t.

So now I’m going to start doing it for a few businesses through a selective process and taking on responsibilities that I can manage. These clients will learn my knowledge and insight. My dream has been to develop an independent career as an entrepreneur in this niche because I have the expertise to manage and build social capital. I don’t know any company that wouldn’t want this sort of service? We are here to help every company we work with, one-to-one level, to help them grow and forge their way through the murky territory of social networking.  Taking this lead has required climbing out of my comfort circle and applying what I know to other business niches and it’s proving fruitful and beneficial for others. This is what I do as a mover & shaker and don’t waste any time.

There’s are two ways to deal with social networking… You can be a slave to it or you can put social networks to work for you. That’s what I’ve learned to do! They do my bidding!!!