Guy Kawasaki: My new A list blogger

Guy Kawasaki is an A-list blogger I emulate and read because:

1. He is concise.
He uses the number of words appropriate for the topic. Abraham Lincoln once said:

“I would have written a shorter letter but I didn't have time.”

Being concise takes time and rewriting. I'm working on this one.

2. He is relevant.
His audiences are businesspeople, bloggers, and visionaries.

He bases his posts on what they need. I love his 10/20/30 rule of PowerPoint and have added it to my class instruction. I secretly wish every administrator should read his blog entry on The Art of Recruiting. In that article, Guy says:

Classically, organizations look for the “right” educational and professional backgrounds. I would add a third quality: Is the candidate infected with a love of your product? Because all the education and work experience in the world doesn't matter if the candidate doesn't “get it” and love it.

You can't teach kids if you hate them!

3. He makes me a better blogger.

In his article How to Suck up to a Blogger, he verbalizes the emerging truths of the blogosphere in a non-technical way. On commenting:

In his article, Blog versus Book: How I write my blog entries, he talks about how those who have a book can take it and create blog entries. He never copies and pastes from his book or vice versa. He says:

If you read the blog and are thinking about buying the book, then I think that you should be thinking: “It's great that I can get all of Guy's writing in one place–fully indexed and illustrated.” Plus, if you buy the book, you can see the results of my book cover design contest which, all modesty aside, is one of the most clever ideas I ever had.

Good points for writers of books or those considering writing.

In Conclusion

If you are a serious blogger, businessperson, visionary, or administrator you should read this blog.

Some non-blogging teachers may not find the material relevant.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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