Lest I forget where I fall in the pecking order

Bloggers invited to meet Bill Gates.

I was not one of them. Hmpf.

Comments (21)

  1. Deez says:

    I am not shy about saying that not only do I read every post and all the comments but I voted for you. Really.

  2. Jim S says:

    If they don’t care about you, why would you care about them? You are capable and highly intelligent so why bother.

    If it’s worth anything to you, I’ve heard from a reputable source that Bill Gates wears risers in his shoes.

  3. HeatherLeigh says:

    Deez – huh? I don’t get it. I don’t think Bill Gates is asking for votes.

    Jim S – Um, you knew I was joking, right?

  4. JayG26 says:

    Ok, what three questions would you ask Bill Gates if you meet him?

    My three questions in order:

    1) Can I have a billion dollars?

    2) Pretty please?

    3) Why do you have to be so selfish?

  5. HeatherLeigh says:

    JayG26…that’s funny. I’ll have to think about my three questions. Mostly I might want to tell him what my team is doing. I know that sounds funny, but I think he would like to know!

  6. JameyT says:

    I’m sorry.  

    Do you somehow think that every blogger should have somehow been invited to meet with Bill?  

    Or is it that your sense of self-worth is such that you somehow think that you’re "a leading blogger"?

  7. HeatherLeigh says:

    No, it’s that I have a sense of humor. Why are you sorry?

  8. vicki says:

    HH, how about you organizing a blog team meeting and use your publicity/marketing talents?

    You don’t need Bill.

    Be your own ‘Gatekeeper’ and make your own headlines.

    (BTW, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m all about shameless self promotion…!)

    Best to you,


  9. Lauren Smith says:

    Don’t feel bad, Heather. *I* wasn’t invited either.

  10. Derek Bigelow says:

    Don’t worry.  Stay cool, and you’ll get your chance.  Fortunes favor the brave, after all.

  11. Christine says:

    I found your blog through The Corporate Blogging book so you are pretty big-time!  I mean how many bloggers get highlighted in hot new famous books??

    Maybe you should invite Billy to meet YOU.

  12. Christine says:

    Actually that should have been "yourself" but it looks awfully weird so I left it in the vernacular "you."  

  13. Kevin Eshbach says:

    Could you next time put in the word (sarcasm) for those vocal few who didn’t get the joke?  (For the record I realized this was a joke before reading the comments.)

  14. HeatherLeigh says:

    vicki- I’ll leave that to some of the more technically knowledgeable bloggers! I do some speaking about blogging and staffing externally…that’s about the extent of my expertise.

    Lauren Smith- I’m sure we’ll be on the list for next time. I’ll ask Bill next time I see him : )

    Christine – that is a thought! Hmmm. Do you think he’d introduce me to Bono, too? Here’s my ticket to the big-time!

    Kevin Eshbach – oh boy. Do I really have to resort to that? Anyone who looks around here at all should understand my sense of humor. It’s not even very sophisticated.<sarcasm> I just figure that nasty comments come with being an A-list blogger</sarcasm><wink><wink><poking you in the ribs with my elbow>

    Mmm, no, can’t do it. Seriously, I don’t want to muddy up my writing with a bunch of hints as to my exact tone of voice. I do think it would have been obvious to the commenter if he had looked at more than one post. I mean, really…I expected to be invited to meet with BillG? That’s rich. I kind of think that commenters should understand the context of the blog before they leave negative comments. They always have the option of not leaving them. If people pick up the post on the msdn feed, they can click on the blog and check it out before they get worked up over one post. Hey, they can even e-mail me directly if they feel the need to tell me I’m a jerk!

    Anyway, Kevin, I appreciate your suggestion. Maybe I should put something about sarcasm in the header of my blog.

  15. HeatherLeigh says:

    Here’s Steve Rubel’s recap of the session. He links to the recaps of others that were there http://www.micropersuasion.com/2006/12/our_sixty_minut.html

    Darn, they stole some of my questions. Oops, *that was sarcasm* *wonk! wonk! wonk! saracasm alert!*

    I just have a little more fun with this and then I’ll let it go.

  16. vicki says:

    Maybe in your blog header/title you’ll have to slightly modify to:

    Heather Hamilton is a Staffing Manager, Microsoft Employee Evangelist, Quasi-Marketer and Sardonic Truth-Teller *wink, nudge, giggle, giggle*

    I crack myself up (hee hee, ho ho, guffaw, cough, sigh)

  17. HeatherLeigh says:

    vicki- that’s good! Wow..if I did that and people didn’t know better, they might think I am the giggling type. Like this: hehehehehe.  As it is, I suspect that "whee!" confuses/scares many people. I also want to know how to spell that raspberry sound. Is pttthhhhhht apropriate? I felt like doing that earlier in this comment string. Or is it <raspberry></raspberry>. Hmm, I am not skilled in this area. As it is, I hate that I use emoticon punctuation!

  18. Simone says:

    Listen babe, Jim S has it right. If they’re not into you, then why are you into them? It’s like dating 101. If you insist on sticking to this guy then let him (your bosses) know that you need recognition.

    Vicki, too, is right. A little self promotion can’t hurt. I mean really, how did your bosses get to be bosses? This is how things get done.

  19. HeatherLeigh says:

    I have no idea what that means, babe.

  20. Tim says:

    You didn’t miss much. We went out for drinks last year while were vacationing in Gstaad and he stuck me with the bill, the cad!

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