While cleaning out my spam folder yesterday, I noticed that there have been a total of 500 comments on this blog since February of last year. And that seemed like a good reason to stop and recognize the thousands of readers out there who are helping to spread the good word.
As I approach the one-year mark with this blog, I am gratified by the community around the world that has participated in its success. Right now, I am sitting in the same chair at the Mystic Starbucks where I nervously hit the old “Publish” button for the very first time.
So far, I have only met two of my “followers” in person. And most of you are familiar with one of them — Sal Liggieri of New York City, who has been following and commenting since Day One. Sal and I met for lunch last month at my favorite restaurant in New York, the Candle Cafe at 75th and Third Avenue.
There are some classic comments that Sal has made since last February; I always love hearing from him. But until I met him in person, I didn’t realize what a warm, caring and positive person he is. He’s definitely not a negative person, as some of his blogs might imply. He’s just a realist about the snail’s pace that plant-based nutrition is being embraced by the mainstream. Take a look at all of his comments by clicking here.
In addition to thanking my readers, I also wish to thank Gary Vaynerchuk who wrote the book, Crush It, and my publisher, Glenn Yeffeth, for suggesting that I read it. Gary’s message in that book is all about leveraging the power of the internet and social media to build your own brand around your passion.
As I read it, it seemed as if his message were written directly for me. With a published book, great passion for my topic, a fair amount of web management experience, some steadily improving writing skills — and most importantly, the time required to devote a large portion of every day to my passion — I simply realized that I was in an ideal position to execute the strategy he so clearly laid out in his book.
If you want to brand yourself and figure out a way to make a living doing what you love, I suggest that you order Crush It today. It changed my life — it just might change yours. Now on Amazon: Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
Gary’s goal is to own the New York Jets. Our goal with our book and this blog is to change the world. I have no doubt that if twenty million people read our book that it would indeed change the world. Speaking of which, I remember what Steve Jobs had to say about the crazy ones:
The people who are crazy enough to believe that they can change the world…are the ones who do.
And with your help, we can. Finally, a bit of thanks for Steve’s contributions to our world. After reading his biography, I probably would not have enjoyed working for him; but I do acknowledge that he changed the world as much as anyone ever has. He certainly made my blogging, writing and speaking world much easier from a technology standpoint, and for that I am grateful.
One more thing. I just looked back to my first post last February, it featured Barbara Walters and her TV special on heart disease. Like Dr. Sanjay Gupta on his “Last Heart Attack,” she also featured Bill Clinton in her special. But unlike Sanjay, Barbara came up way short in terms of telling people how to easily reverse their heart disease with a plant-based diet.
‘Barbara Walters Special: A Matter of Life and Death’ A Review by J. Morris Hicks of this ABC special that aired on 2-4-11 Expecting so much more, I was very disappointed with the Barbara Walters’ special that aired on Friday night. … Continue reading →
About seven months later, I posted a similar blog on Sanjay’s outstanding special. In both of the blogs, I took a look at who was paying for the show — the companies who advertised. Very interesting. $$ Dollars and Sense of “The Last Heart Attack”.
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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com
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