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Why the Greatest Part About Yesterday’s Post is That I May Be Completely Wrong

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With my schedule these days, I rarely write a post the day before it’s published.

However, I think there is an incredibly important lesson hidden inside yesterday’s post that I wanted to highlight while the memories and responses were fresh.

The Topic
The point of my post yesterday was to highlight that given the choice between sending my followers to YouTube, Vimeo, TwitPic, etc. to view my content and having them view it on my site, I’d choose my site.

Some of you replied saying you should never embed, some were sort of agreeing with me, and some said they’d been trying to make this same point for months.

Honestly, I was surprised how many different views there were.

A Bigger Surprise
But what surprised me even more was how some people thought I was upset by how few people were agreeing with me. That, somehow, my goal is to get people to think the same way I do. Stand in my way and I’ll let you have it. Right?

That’s a negatory.

If that’s the vibe you get, then I really have failed. I thought Alex Kaufman made a really good point about one of the voices that didn’t see it my way:

When I say I appreciate Dave’s willingness to make counterpoints and arguments, I mean it. When I say I wish more people disagreed with me, I mean it.

And when I say I’m wrong a lot, that’s not feigned humility. That’s simply the way it is. It’s why I rely on data so often because numbers are 100x smarter than I am and keep me from being wrong more often than I already am.

A Request
I guess what I am getting at is a request. If you think I’m wrong, tell me! If I’m way off track, call me out. If you have a different idea, say so. Even if you just have a unique perspective, don’t be afraid to publicly share your ideas.

That’s my hope because disagreements are where we learn the most.

I’m not here to create a marketing army of a thousand Gregg’s (heaven help us if that ever happens), and I’m not under the illusion that SlopeFillers will revolutionize resort marketing, but if it is able to make an impact, however small, I think that will come through discussions like yesterday’s.

So to all you who disagreed with me, thank you. We need more discussions like that.

About Gregg & SlopeFillers
I've had more first-time visitors lately, so adding a quick "about" section. I started SlopeFillers in 2010 with the simple goal of sharing great resort marketing strategies. Today I run marketing for resort ecommerce and CRM provider Inntopia, my home mountain is the lovely Nordic Valley, and my favorite marketing campaign remains the Ski Utah TV show that sold me on skiing as a kid in the 90s.

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