I just had my first post go live on mashable.com, to the tune of “how to know if you should fire your social media consultant“.

I was a little nervous posting this, not because I wasn’t sure of the contents, but because I wasn’t sure who would take it personally, if anyone. So far, so good, though.

Thanks

Thanks to everyone for the kind words, and the comments. And most of all, thanks to Mashable for the shot at writing for them. Hoping this becomes a regular thing!

What’s Next

Now, on to the counter-post. It’s not my style to walk into a room, punch everyone in the face, and walk out. This first post was just that: a first post. I have a lot more ideas that I’m really stoked to put out there, here on dangerouslyawesome.com as well as on Mashable.

So the counter post that people seem to be interested in is, “how do you hire a social media consultant”? I’ve got some thoughts already, and have been kicking it around with some of my friends and mentors. But I’m curious what you have to say.

So I’m turning it into a contest. That’s right.

How to get cool stuff and save companies from themselves at the same time.

You see, a few weeks back, Samsung sent me and a few of other bloggers I know this T220 22″ monitor to give away any way we like. Ill be honest, I thought it was a scam. I asked what the strings attached were, and he said “We like your blog because it’s both tech-y, business-y, and personal.  And on a personal note, I think you’re a great writer. ” You had me at “we like your blog”, Greg! Greg went on to assure me everything was cool, and low and behold, a slim box containing a very sexy-looking screen showed up behind my desk while I was on the road this month. I haven’t opened it to try it out, but that’s because I want to give it to you.

And by you, I mean the person who gives the best 5 tips for hiring a social media consultant in the comments of my blog. 5 tips, any way you want to serve them up. Text, video, whatever! I’ll sort through them with the same friends and mentors that reacted to my post, and pick what we think are the best. Not only do you then get the monitor, but I’ll credit you in a follow up post that I’ll be writing.

I’ll keep the comments open for up to 2 weeks, and then we’ll rock out.

How d’you like them apples?