Human Marketing and Professional Blogs

There’s a place and a catchy name for the type of marketing that I practice.


  1. Amateur
  2. Responsible
  3. Democritized
  4. Fragmented
  5. Non-hierarchical
  6. Based on Attention
  7. Individualistic Open Source
  8. Smale scale and micro profits
  9. Value of ideas as well as commodity products.
  10. Small

Affiliate marketing has (had?) the chance, but it seems tainted, circumscribed and entirely sure of itself.

I need a name.


I’ve finally gotten enough invites to get my FaceBook page in order.  It was worth joining to see that my hero Larry T. McGehee has a page with over 50 pictures that he keeps up to date.

So, if you’ve got a FaceBook profile, feel free to add me as a friend.



I’ve gone from being a skinny and physically active college freshman to being an out of shape and overweight teacher, writer, consultant and online marketer. Those things are great for the mind, but not for the body.

Right now I’m somehwere in the 200-210 range and need to get down to 175-180 since I’m right at 5’11-6’0 (depending on shoes of course).

So, in an effort to get there, I’m taking part in Jason Calacanis’ great “FatBlogging” movement. I’ll be posting here about progress, trials and tribulations.

I’m using Traineo and FitDaily to keep tabs on my stats. If you are interested in loosing a few pounds, definitely check out Traineo… web2.0 weight management in all of it’s low calorie goodness.

Hopefully by the Affiliate Summit in June I’ll be well below the 200 marker and on my way to 175!

Keep me accountable and kick my butt-


Upgrade to Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Just upgraded my beloved Ubuntu laptop (a Sony Vaio VGN-FE770G purchased last November) to Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).

Everything seems wonderful so far. I love the easy integration of Compiz desk effects and wireless worked right away.

I’ll keep updating with my experience, but so far I’m happy and impressed!

New Phone Number

I’ve got a new universal phone number for my mobile, office and Skype numbers:


If you ring that number, you’ll get a hold of me. So, please change my number in your address book.

BTW, this is through a great new service called GrandCentral which allows you to aggregate all of your numbers so that they all connect through a common number. It really is stupid to have a different land line, office and mobile number in this day and age.


I love it.

A worldwide view of people offering up random details and thoughts.

I call this the “God Machine”… 

Publicized for Assyriology and Twitter in One Day


What a day.

I just got home from the SECSOR (South Eastern Conference for the Study of Religion) Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN.

I learned so much at the conference, and I’ll be including specific notes and ideas of things that plummeted me into deep bouts of thought and reconsiderations over the next few days.

At the conference, I purchased a few books… well… a lot of books from the small book show they set up in a hotel conference room. But (Anna), they were all for good causes. One book in particular struck me as something that was a “must buy” and I’m so glad I did pick it up. It changed my life.

Academic books are not read by many people. Most have readership numbers in the hundreds, unless a university class picks them up. So, they are incredibly hard to find if they are in a specific niche, and normally quite expensive.


One such book is Steven W. Holloway’s new publication form Sheffield Phoenix Press entitled Orientalism, Assyriology and the Bible. Sounds horribly obsucre and boring to most of you, I’m sure. However, my eventual PhD work is EXACTLY in that realm of study combining the history of Assyriology, the history of Old Testament scholarship and how the two collided.

So, of course, I bought the book. It was the only book that the publisher had at the conference, and they wanted to keep it on display for a little while, so I actually had to wait before I was able to pick it up even though I had already paid for it.

On our way out of town, I swung by the publisher’s stand (the SBL publishing arm) and picked it up.  As we started the long trip back to North Carolina, I started flipping throught the table of contents and realized that chapter 1 of the book (“The Beginnings of Assyriology in the United States”) was written by a former professor of mine, Benjamin Foster from Yale, who is a widely known authority on Assyriology and Near Eastern Archaeology.

I flipped a few pages and something caught my eye. I had been footnoted from my


work published last year by Yale entitled Asia Has Claims Upon New England: Assyrian Reliefs at Yale.

“Floods of joy o’er my soul, like the sea billows roll…”

I’ve had my ups and downs with my academic journey, but having a place in the footnotes of a text on Assyriology, from the widely respected figure of Benjamin Foster nonetheless, was a major major major moment of change in my life. It’s an incredibly small thing in the grand scheme of the Cosmos, but for me, it is a sign post in the middle of the Moabite plain pointing me towards the Promised Land of eventual life as a professor.

I’ve never felt this feeling. I’m overjoyed, excited and confident… and I’m still in shock.

Later, I went over to Barnes and Noble and my article on ShareASale’s experiment with Twitter at the recent Affiliate Summit in Las Vegas had been published in the new Revenue Magazine.

To channel Bono

And I must be an acrobat
To talk like this
And act like that.