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On a day when I really had no intention of posting, despite the eight drafts in my WIP folder, I got an email I simply could not pass. It was about you.

checkboxLinkedIn is one of the social networks where I have a relatively good following and network with professionals around the world in a number of different fields. I have had the pleasure of working with some powerhouse entrepreneurs and corporations during my career. My recommendations are coveted as a result.

While I rarely ask for recommendations, even in reciprocity, I have had many. I still get them. Some are a shock. I never realize how I influence people until someone tells me. (What a redundant statement: You never know until you learn.)

Generally, I am oblivious beyond the immediate result of our project. We get a store profitable; we finish an election; we win a client’s case; we publish a book. That I see. It is the personal effect and the corporate ripples from those projects which surprises me. It means I am still influencing corporate culture outside my own companies.

What about me?

You play a part in that. Today, I received one of those stock emails you never really expect. The M3 Blog has come a long way in its first year. When I renewed my hosting this week, I even bought it a new domain: TheM3Blog.com

Roman for million.

Roman for million.

M3 has seen a few million viewers. We are currently heading toward the four-millionth page view. Considering Internet statistics, The M3 Blog is influential. Numbers are cold and boring. They give accountants a bad name for having no personality.

When people, flesh and blood (FAB) people, take their time to publicly acknowledge M3, I literally blush. Shy smile, dipped chin, lowered eyes, rosy cheeks, blush. Can you imagine my reaction to this?

LinkedIn Blogging Endorsement

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If The M3 Blog is a part of your world corporately or personally, connect with me on LinkedIn. To everyone who has endorsed me, my sincerest gratitude.

I tell you. Still, it sounds so inadequate. You are the reason I come to the screen everyday. Thank you.


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  1. Love from the major blizzard 🙂 kudos xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxooxoxooxoxoxoxoxo Cxx
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  2. Um… WOW seems so inadequate… as does CONGRATS and WELL DESERVED… and yet all are exactly what is so awesome about you. I think as I ponder this the enormity of it will expand in my mind and blow me awaym but at first glance – I am not surprised and that is WHY you are so good, Red. You do not do it for the reognition, you do it for the readers, for those who can use your voice or perspective or pat on the back!!
    I’m proud to know you, Red!!!

    🙂
    *tipping a celebratory glass of champagne* CHEERS!!!
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  3. Well done Red! 🙂

    You are always among my favourite persons hun – and this proves why! 🙂

    God Bless and be well!

    Prenin.
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  4. So tell me, why is this news? We all know you are in the 1%. We all know you are the Queen. We all know you are the Best of the Best, so what if it takes others a bit of time to Recognize….we also all know sometimes there are those who are sloooowwww.

    You know, congrats from me are simply chocolate sauce. If I could I would pour you a high end Tequila, well maybe instead I would treat you to Brunch at Brennans, Sunday go to meeting dress up required, Kir Royale to start and Green Fairy to finish.

    Yes, indeed that is what I think I would do to celebrate the rest of the world catching up with what we already know.

    I love you my sister.

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  5. This is no surprise to me. I beleive in the “What you sow, so shall you reap” principle. You are a very encouraging person and in return you gain the support of your friends.
    I have gained some of my most awesome followers who found me in the comments on your website.
    I guess what I am trying to say is that you deserve any appreciation that you are shown.
    Thanks for all your support to all the rest of us.
    Bo Lumpkin recently posted..Groundhog Day In ReviewMy Profile

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  6. No surprise.

    You are loved and appreciated, Red.

    Xx Kiss from blizzardly Minnesota.
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  7. I’ve heard it said that the word awesome is not really a word. OK, how about outstanding? You are a marvel, Red; I’ve always know that about you.

    I will always be amazed by what you do even as I know you ARE amazing. Congratulations!
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  8. Excellent, congratulations! What a cool virtual envelope-invitation featuring the lovely you. You put so much time, effort, and thought into your blogging, it’s no wonder that you’re a one-percenter. Yahoo! 🙂
    Laura recently posted..Wood-Fire Finished! Kiln Opening & Pottery Sale April 20My Profile

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    • Thank you, Laura! I m still so very excited about being recognized by my peers. xxx Glad to see you today!

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