12/08/2009

Wine Isn't Cool?

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Does being successful at blogging, social media, and "crushing it" mean you have to become a complete tool?





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24 comments:

Chad said...

You have to admire ANYONE who can pay their bills, simply by drinking!

The Wine Whore said...

But what about people who can't pays their bills because they drink too much? ;)


Cheers!

Shelly said...

First of all. Maybe it's just me, but Firefox(through FB) doesn't like this post. It loads, then redirects...just sayin'.

YOU decide if your a tool or not. If you choose to have people seek you out at local bars?...maybe a tool.

Will people read you if you don't? You know the answer to that and if you don't...go see Joan;)

You are fun and spontaneous. It's wine 5.0 Roll with it!

The Wine Whore said...

It's not just you... stupid FB has issues with shortened URL's sometimes. It's so annoying... but anyways, that's not the point.

Wait a minute? You didn't like the local bar thing? Come on, you wouldn't have shared a drink with me? ... okay, maybe you're right! I hate when you're right ;)

Wine 5.0.. I like it... What about Wine 2010? Does that work too?

Cheers!

Ed said...

Randy, can you be more specific with your question or perhaps provide more context? I would submit that someone would not have those traits or have that success if they were a tool because the social community would dismiss them, no?

The Wine Whore said...

I think you're missing the point... :)

Shelly said...

Wine 2010.6...enough said!

drinknectar said...

Randy to answer your question. I like being a tool! I like doing what I'm passionate about - I make a good living doing something boring. It's been a while since I've had as much fun 'working' than when I crush it!

P.S. You're a tool!

The Wine Whore said...

LOL! I have to admit that I sometimes ENJOY being a tool! Thinking about it, I'd much rather be a tool than never explore where my life would be otherwise...

I guess that's really why we all seek out what we enjoy... we just want something better.

Cheers!

Richard Auffrey said...

I do think such success often requires a certain amount of selfishness, of self-promotion snd narcissism. Though it is supposed to be "community", success seems to require a separation from that community.

The Wine Whore said...

That's a good point... to be successful means that you start apart. But then again, it takes team work and community to become successful... so how the heck does THAT work?

Richard Auffrey said...

It takes followers for a leader to succeed. Those at the top simply have a community of followers beneath them. They have enough charisma to attract followers. And then it is just doing enough to perpetuate their leadership position, ensuring others do not usurp them.

The Wine Whore said...

Okay so I gotta ask, is it possible to have followers without being charismatic? Was David Koresh charismatic or a total douche?

I don't know how I got on this tangent, but I'm going with it!

Richard Auffrey said...

I think you have to have some type of charisma to be a leader, as well your words catering to the needs, desires, and prejudices of your followers. I do think Koresh had charisma, as did Charles Manson, though obviously it is not the same charisma as that possessed by JFK.

One's charisma may not appeal to everyone. It just needs to appeal to a certai segment of the population. Gary V. has charisma, but he also turns off some people too.

The Wine Whore said...

I think I'd much rather be lead by JFK than those other two guys... :)

I guess it's ultimately up to your personality and whether or not you've "got it" when it comes to charisma. To your point, there are different types of charisma, that evoke emotions in people differently.

Since I am pretty sure neither one of these guys would ever be caught dead reading my blog, I'll share a secret....I have to admit, the idea for this post came to me when I was watching a clip from a Gary V show where he had Dr. Vino on as a guest. The scene reminded me of the Revenge of the Nerds pic above. I started thinking... man, do we ALL look like that? I know I probably do and therefore shouldn't throw stones, but it still got me thinking....

Richard Auffrey said...

I think most people have some degree of charisma. It just depends on how many people are attracted to that particular type of charisma. Most bloggers thus have some charisma, leading to their readers. Some bloggers just have more charisma than others.

Most of the bloggers I have met though don't look like extras from Revenge of the Nerds. A few do, but I think that is the exception.

The Wine Whore said...

LOL! Thinking back on the bloggers that I have met, I would have to say that you are right. It's either that or the ones that do look like extras have been confined to their nerd chambers, doomed to live eternity in isolation.

On a side note, that scene from Revenge of the Nerds is my favorite of the whole movie...

Richard Auffrey said...

Revenge of the Nerds is such a fun movie. I even like the sequel, not as much as the first one.

The Wine Whore said...

The sequel wasn't bad... wasn't it set in Ft Lauderdale? NEEERRRDDSS!!! :)

Richard Auffrey said...

A new sequel...Revenge of the Wine Nerds?

Now who will play Booger?

The Wine Whore said...

That's a great question! Let's open it up for discussion...

Richard Auffrey said...

Well, after your comment about typing on the computer in your underwear, maybe you might earn the Booger role. :)

The Wine Whore said...

LOL! Now I just need to perfect my belching skillz! :)

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