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Saturday, August 26, 2006


Wow!! My popurls collaboration is getting quite the attention. Never did I imagine my fun little side project born Friday morning and blogged about Friday evening would find its way to scobleizer. This would make sense if it were my "announcement". Endeavor's publicity team will be handling that with a press release and I will announce personally with a video, of course!

My brother's take on it.


  • At 11:20 PM, Blogger - Terrence said…

    Sometimes people just feel they have to be firs with the "news" and Scoble was justt waiting to gobble tha one up. On the one hand, I can't entirely say I blame him if this was "it". You know, the big deal, but on the other hand, he is trying to be on top of things as well.

    I think there is still an aspect t it of the world wants to see Amanda come back big! People are waiting not forgetting, but which concept makes for better blog discussions? Which one is Scoble after?

  • At 4:40 AM, Blogger Spamboy said… post's title. (blech)

  • At 5:09 AM, Blogger Joe C said…

    I read Scoble's remarks. They reminded me of a very tiresome conversation I had with another PR pro on Friday. What gets into people when they are in either PR or journalism? Why do they begin to think that they are the only ones who know anything about anything? Honestly, I've never seen such a bossy lot. "Oh no, dear, you have to do it *this* way."


  • At 5:21 AM, Blogger jm said…

    enjoyed your brother's comments.

    This whole thing was so odd of Scoble. Didn't he check with you before his exercise in pontification?

    Take your time, Amanda. Do it right. One thing this does demonstrate is the interest people have in what you're doing.


  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger chartreuse.beta said…

    The only way to do anything is the way you want to do it.


  • At 11:12 AM, Blogger Steven said…

    I think scoble has a point but like your brother Andrew said its not as if this is the only thing you are doing. It's just a fun little thing.

    I hope you do well in everything you attempt. I always loved your humour on rocketboom and also your a babe :-D. Which helps lol.

    Good Luck


  • At 8:35 PM, Blogger WO7 said…

    I surfed across PopURLs a few months ago. It looked functional but boring at the time. You can really spice it up.
    I like to use so called "word of mouth" to surf. One site references the next and so on. Your vlog on their site will do just that. Break a leg.....wo

  • At 2:24 AM, Blogger King Pao Fu said…

    I think you're going to be hugely successful. You seem to have a rare combination of charm, wit and integrity. Best wishes.

  • At 3:47 PM, Blogger Randy Charles Morin said…

    I don't know. Popurls seems like one of those gone tomorrow webpages.

  • At 5:50 PM, Blogger Brian Solis said…

    Hey Amanda...just ran a post on this, here's an excerpt.

    "Regardless of the goals or intentions, Amanda has the blogosphere by the heart strings and we're all hoping that she lands somewhere incredible. I disagree with Scoble that the world has moved on. In fact, I would counter that any bit of news from her carries a lot of weight.'

  • At 7:23 PM, Blogger rockethenry said…

    Amanda--This Scoble man seems to have some bad feeling for you, at least it seems that way. You will emerge when the time is right and then it will be right. You will again build the audience with your charm and intelligence and skill and life will go on. So move over Scoble man and let things happen.
    d henry

  • At 10:45 PM, Blogger leron said…

    Scoble has never struck me as a particularly deep thinker. Nothing about this changes my opinion.

    Amanda, it will be a very good thing to have you dishing URLS again soon, for us and for you. For the public, it is a fickle thing, and forgets even the worthwhile at warp speed.

    Except for that poor Star Wars kid.

    PR people come off like they think they know everything because they are paid to make you think they do. Journalists come off like they think they know everything because, well, they do.

    OK, just kidding.

    Journos are always in danger of sliding down that same slippery slope. Especially when they are stuck working for bean-counting swine who want it yesterday, relevance be damned, or visionless geeks who don't know a good story from a bad or meaningless one and don't care. The pressure forces even many good folks to cut corners, all the time. Any Gannettoids on this board? Wanna chime in with 50 or 60 examples from your worklife?

    I've worked for spoiled, lazy slobs who couldn't find a cross street in the city they were supposed to be editing for without a GPS (if they could figure out how to make one work, that is).

    But I've also had the honor and good fortune to work with and for real journalists. Ain't nothing else on earth like that feeling. I've had days where I'll stumble home after 36 or 48 straight hours on the job, just wanting to be asleep so I could be wake up again ASAP and go do some more good reporting for people who gave a shit.

    My, how rare that's getting to be.

    At least until Amanda's back. ;-)

  • At 3:45 AM, Blogger Westgate Resorts said…


    You will have to excuse for using a comment on this blog to leave you a very important message, but I have found no other way of communicating with you.

    I have also tried to reach your Brother and Mario.

    This is the story.

    I represent a large hotel and resort corporation and we would like to get in touch with you and Mario to talk about a video content project wehre you could make lots of money (6 figure or more).

    I don't want to disclose too many details of the idea here but I can assure you that this is a real proposal backed by a 30 year old company with millions of dollars, (not a startup)

    I have personally been a RocketBoom fan for the last 4 months and I have really admired your talent.

    I hope that you can give us the opportunity of at least talk over the phone so we can see if there is any viability in this project.

    I can only assure you that you won't be dissapointed, and if you want o involve Mario in the call that is great.

    Please advise where you could be reached via email so I can send you all of my contact info and then you could call me and my internet marketing team.

    In case of you not being interested in discussing a business proposal, please let me know via email so I can stop trying to reach you.

    And once again, sorry to use the comment board to send you this message but I have emailed you a few times and have not gotten any response.



  • At 4:24 AM, Blogger Westgate Resorts said…

    Please check this out

  • At 7:53 AM, Blogger Michael S. Troop said…

    Young Lady,
    I must say that popurl is hot and I truely love it. This is the first time I have found a site with all the places I sneek to when the wife is not around, all under the same roof!

    so how does one get listed there, is it based upon the moderators surfing?

  • At 9:31 AM, Blogger leron said…

    I bet Nelson's business associates in Lagos have a wonderful resort opportunity as well. And millions in unclaimed funds just waiting for the right person to come along.

    Don't fall for it, Amanda!!!!

  • At 9:58 AM, Blogger Westgate Resorts said…


    After reading some of the comments where they believe my proposal is a scam.

    I am forced to reveal more information.

    The company is

    Westgate Resorts
    We currently own 26 resorts around the US and hav over $1 Billion in Yearly Sales, 9500 employees, headquartered in Orlando Florida.

    We are currently starting the production of our Vacation TV Show that is going to be distributed in different networks across the US and through the internet.

    We are looking for a host for a witty, fun and incredible vacation travel show.

    We would like this host to travel all around the US finding the best possible vacation spots.

    The project is already funded by the company and we are in the process of hiring all the people involved.

    I know you will be the perfect candidate for this, that is why I would like to discuss it further with you.

    Please contact me so I can give you more details.

    This is not a scam and we are not based in Laos, I urge you to check us out.

    We have created a blog to try and find you


  • At 2:35 PM, Blogger SteveL said…

    leron, I'm not a Gannettoid, but was an E.W. Scrippsoid for several years until we convinced them it was time to branch out into other media, such as cable T.V. That's when HGTV, FOOD Network, Fine Living, and other lifestyle oriented Scripps Networks were born (we used Joanne on Fine Living for the same kind of show that Nelson is pushing. Talk about musical chairs).
    Is Scoble correct in his assessment of attention span? Sure. I told Amanda that a month ago. But that's not just true of personalities, that's true of entire forms of media. Leron might agree that we may be the last generation that enjoys reading a hard copy of a news paper. Last year blogs turned into vlogs and next year something new will come along. The only constant is good content and how it's presented to the public. That's why I think Amanda will be around for a long time. I'm looking forward to what happens next.

  • At 7:04 PM, Blogger Steven said…

    Hasn't Amanda signed onto a PR company. Why doesn't the Westgate Resorts guy contact them to get in touch with Amanda.

  • At 10:25 PM, Blogger Mortgage Central said…

    um, yeah.... making a job proposal through a public blog is... well..what's the word - amateurish to say the least? It can't be hard to track down Amanda's agents or PR people since they were previously named in the blog.

    Good luck, Amanda!

  • At 7:15 AM, Blogger Bubblewinker said…

    In the Comoros we are so excited that you will come back and make great commentary and get a lot of viewers in no way because you look nice


  • At 2:40 AM, Blogger Clintus said…

    Thanks Amanda, this is exactly what I needed.

    Here is my props to you.

    My Post


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