Out of the blue yesterday I got an email from Kred (my new favorite social influence harbinger) telling me that I was one of their top 50 social media bloggers. It was flattering. After all, the only distinction that I have on Klout is that I am the number one influencer about David Hasselhoff (due in no small part to effort of a great American named Pete Bosak).
So according to Kred, I’m number twelve. Three spots behind me? Scott Monty. I can’t get my daughter to eat anything but hot dogs and squeezable yogurt for dinner, yet I’m more influential than the guy who deftly manages Ford’s social media properties? Probably (definitely) not true. But it is flattering to be in the company of some amazing minds. Someday when Kim Garst is President of the United States and Jason Falls is her Secretary of Social Media, I will show my grandkids this screen-shot and tell them about the good old days of Kred (when I had some).
The fact of the matter is that I’m not even the best blogger on this site as evidenced by phenomenal posts by Peter Trapasso, Heather Reid and Beth McShane these past three days – but I love what I do and I hope it comes through in my writing.
One thing that I enjoy is to dig into the data to understand whether things people say are justified or not. I’m going to make an exception in this case and enjoy being #12. Thanks, Kred.