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Top, Top, AllTop…

Last week I went to hear Guy Kawasaki at the Houston Technology Center here in Houston, where he spoke about the Art of the Start. It was AWESOME. You may not know this about me, but I’m a total marketing and sales junkie. My all-time favorite job ever when working for someone else was working in sales for the web design companies, except for the fact that half the time I couldn’t get my ideas implemented. You know, the problem with working for the man. Now, I’m the boss — and I can’t get enough of the marketing stuff! (This is probably a good thing!)

At the end of Guy’s speech, he started talking about AllTop. I had seen the site before, but I didn’t “get” it. Once he started talking about it, it all made sense. If you use a feed reader already, you may not be the perfect user for AllTop. But imagine if someone asked you to share with them some sites that had cool information about Photography. You could send them to – quick and easy to remember. They go there, and they see links to some pretty great blogs on photography related topics. Fantastic! Or maybe you’re bored at work and you don’t want to surf people’s blogrolls. You want something new and fresh. Easy – just head over to Alltop and poke around – see what you can find.

Oh, and that banner across the middle of the page? It isn’t a design flaw. They meant for it to be there. Because AllTop has things covered. Covered. Heehee!

Strangest thing happened on Friday. Here I had just seen Guy Kawasaki the night before – although I didn’t get to meet him in person because The Bloggess whisked him away and was hoarding him all for herself – and in my sleep deprived haze I decided to finally start reading “Selling the Invisible”. First chapter, first page … Guy Kawasaki is mentioned.

It was sort of surreal. Or it could have been my complete lack of sleep. I’m not sure.

Jenny and Erica, I shake my fist at you for hoarding Guy. You could have at least come and hung out with us at The Front Porch afterwards. Meanies.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

3 replies on “Top, Top, AllTop…”

um. alltop. not all that. i mean popurls has done it already for one, and for two it’s very non-interactive. meaning the urls put up are theirs – you cant change em even if they suck ass.

alltop is all talk.

guy should know better.

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