It’s been said a person would need to be a narcissist to be a stand-up comic. It’s probably true, I’m certainly not a counter example to this. I have an act, a blog, a Twitter, and Facebook and Google+ pages in addition to my profiles. I push all this stuff ad nauseam and probably annoy my Facebook friends to no end. That being said, it’s probably no surprise that I use a website called Klout to measure how “influential” I am on the internet. I’m not entirely sure what the point of the website is in the long run (though they did send me a free bottle of, still unused, AXE hair gel) or how it works, but one feature I do find amusing to check out from time to time is the influential topics. It lead to a joke in my act about how Klout considered me influential in the field of Bernie Mac (long story).
I went to check in on Klout again this morning and saw I have a new set of topics that I’m considered influential in:
I found this all pretty funny. I managed to be influential on “Comedy,” but just like in reality, that influence is “low.” Then there is “Money,” which I think is just based on a tweet I made about Google paying me for plugging Google+ so much (still waiting for that check). I might occasionally talk about “Marketing,” I do find that fascinating at times (and do technically work at a marketing company, but I’m more of a web developer than marketer). “Horses” might be my favorite on the list because it seems so random. I do have an idea what Klout might be referring to though, a tweet I made way back in October that was surprisingly both clever and about football.
Now that you all know I need help, please be the enablers you were born to be and like, tweet, +1, or otherwise share any blog posts you think deserve it (hopefully all of them).
Here is the first user submitted photo for me to mock, sent in by Laura Miner:
Beanie Babies were a strange fad. I think any fad that is meant for children