said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Well said, Rich. Personally, I try to keep my thinking hat on most of the time.
And you’re so right about: “you can’t be happy when you pursue happiness, you can only be happy when you pursue your dreams and passions. Forget about Klout and focus on bringing value to your audience and everything else will fall into place.”
Klout, like so many other business toys on the internet, is fun to play with, but when playtime’s over, you’ve got to focus on what matters at work. Unfortunately, I read somewhere that people are starting to look at Klout scores when making hiring decisions outside of social media venues. That’s a very uninformed mix.
The right mix is when doing background research to look for sources with passions, influence or unique knowledge areas you need for a project, a story, a promotion, a mentor, etc. It is serving me well for that purpose alone.