is a top 10 blog?

April 21, 2008          Comments (4)

You never know who is watching you. You never know who is paying attention to you. You never know who is thinking about becoming a client. Ever.

That’s one of the infinite reasons you should always give something your all. If you don’t want to give something 100% then don’t do it anymore. Because, clearly, you don’t love it and life is way too short to not love what you do.

Have you ever had a lot of fun doing something half ass? No.

Because you didn’t want to do it in the first place.

But I know you’ve had a blast doing something you are really proud of and believe in.

I happen to love writing. I’d write this blog if no one read it yet amazing things have happened because of this blog and I’m VERY grateful.

I got this email last night from Jess Neill; someone I have never met nor have ever spoken with:

Hi Adam,

My name is Jess Neill and I really enjoy your blog. I’m an advertising student at the University of Georgia, and I’ve gotten a lot out of your posts.

I am working with Ryan Stephens to create a web page on It will feature our top 10 blogs that speak to generation y and millennial students and young professionals who are interested in marketing, and we have would like to feature you in our top ten blogs.

We hope that through this page we can connect people to new, relevant blogs and help bring more traffic to great blogs. We would love it if you would mention the lens, as this would help us to start connecting like-minded people, but please know that your position on the lens is not contingent on it. We would also love your opinions, and we are starting a discussion section to feature additional blogs that you feel should be represented on our list.

Here is the url:

After the site gets running, the top 10 positions will be voted on by the viewers of the website, but we think that your blog deserves to be on the inaugural list.

Thank you so much for your time. Please email me back with any questions, comments or concerns.

Thanks, Jess!

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  1. Adam – I’m happy to see that you’re being recognized for your writing again and again. I know it’s only a hobby but you certainly are very talented. Congrats!

    Comment by Mark — April 21, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

  2. Thanks, Mark! I really appreciate the support.


    Comment by Adam Gilbert — April 21, 2008 @ 11:25 pm

  3. Adam,

    I compiled the list, with Jess, of the top 10 Gen Y blogs with Jess, and I actually discovered your blog via the Brazeen Careerist site. I am a new addition there, and I have been trying to familiarize myself with all of the talented writers there.

    “I happen to love writing. I’d write this blog if no one read it yet amazing things have happened because of this blog and I’m VERY grateful.”

    I think this is so evident in your writing and a large part of the reason that you’re so successful at what you do, and why I have enjoyed reading your blog.

    Keep up the awesome work!


    Comment by Ryan Stephens — April 22, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

  4. Ryan – Thanks again for the support and kind words!


    Comment by Adam Gilbert — April 24, 2008 @ 11:15 am

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