This made me laugh at myself. File it under: Make No Assumptions. Ever.
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Sometime last year I met a woman at a business function and we talked about social media. She knew that her job responsibilities were changing and that soon she’d be expected to contribute to her company’s blog and Twitter account.
She also knew that I had a blog so I gave her my blog’s card thinking that she might want to see what I do and how I do it. She seemed appreciative.
Or at least that is the way I chose to interpret her actions.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I happened to run into this woman again. She mentioned my blog and I thought: How wonderful! Someone who I met in real life is reading my sweet little bloggy.
But my assumption about this woman’s behavior could not have been any farther from the truth.
She happily admitted that she’d never read my blog. Then she went on to tell me that she could make my blog popular because she knew how to do that now.
According to her, what I wrote was not important because a blog’s popularity had nothing to do with content– and everything to do with salesmanship. Specifically, her salesmanship.
And with that she babbled onto another topic of conversation, seemingly oblivious to the fact that she’d insulted me.
This left me wondering: who is the fruit loop here? Is it her for being unaware and self-absorbed? Or [more likely] is it me for even listening to her to begin with?
All I know for sure is that there’s another fruit loop to add to the bowl. 😉