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"At age 88, I wake up every morning and say to myself, 'Well, I'm still in New York. Thank you, God.'" — Mayor Koch, R.I.P. Ed Koch
Aug
15
2012

TBW: Blogger Integrity

 

 

NOTE: This is a transcript from today’s Twitter Blogger Workshop.

 

Yes, I am an old timer.  I have been Blogging for 16 years… before it was a term.  I have seen many come, and many fall.  The internet is “The Universe 2.o”.  It sees all, it knows all, and very few can cheat the system.  When I decided to become “official” by purchasing my own site,  I decided from day one that I would build my website organically.  I sat down and drafted a business plan, and through hard work and the blessings of God… all of my dreams came true.  I often say that my only competition is myself.  If I allow myself to compete with other Bloggers, I will lose focus on what I set out to do.  For any Blogger looking to compete with me, you will find yourself married, 3 kids with a 4th on the way, on a soccer field, sipping cocktails.  Those are my goals, lollll.  So unless you want that, find your own path.

When you set out to compete with other Bloggers, you lose your soul and no integrity is fostered.  There are more than a few people who hate my guts.  They spend energy at events trying to avoid me, they attack me interviews with media outlets, they buy followers and FaceBook likes to trump me in my Social Standings… and for what?!  All that energy could have been spent on building the brands on solid foundations.  Now they are spending energy feeling embarrassed for being exposed.

Once you get proven to being a liar, and/or someone who has no integrity…. Your reputation is destroyed.  Yes, I am DIRECT in my approach, the Howard Stern of Twitter, and uncompromising.  On the flip side of that, Brands know that they have someone who is honest, engaging, Professional in professional situations, SOCIAL in Social Settings, and LOYAL.  Yes, I am direct, but not desperate.  I don’t showcase predator like behavior.  I don’t stalk companies on Twitter.  I don’t beg for invites.  Most importantly I DON’T STEAL OTHER BLOGGER’S SPONSORS.

Blogger Integrity is when you carve out your own path, honor it by staying positive, and play back as much as is given.

About The Author:

ABOUT KITTY BRADSHAW: Kitty Bradshaw is an Online Influencer and Web Socialite that has been blogging for over 16 years. Upon moving to New York, she created a new blog on Bi coastal lifestyle, New York to LA move, and New York Cocktails which evolved into an online business called KittyBradshaw.com, and has since branded herself across the web. Over the last 5 years she has used the name Kitty Bradshaw to broker contracts and brand ambassadorships with Gap, Toyota, celebrity hairstylist Cocoa Mane, and currently Best Buy Electronics. Kitty has written for the Wendy Williams Show blog, hosted events for McDonald’s Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also worked with Bacardi Mixers, which led to her own signature drink called “The Kitty Bradshaw”. Black Enterprise featured Bradshaw as one of the top African American bloggers in the country, and she was recently featured on Technorati. Bradshaw uses her blog as a career vehicle to take her new places, and to meet interesting people. KittyBradshaw.com has organically amassed a network of 50,000 and counting, her approach is that of New York lifestyle from a California perspective. Bradshaw’s motto is, “Conquer New York, conquer the world.”

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