Tonight I was having dinner with a friend whom I have a TON of respect for. We both agreed there are more and more people who want to be noticed. There are a lot of people in the Web space and everyone wants to be the ones to bubble up to the top.
The thing is too many people do it the wrong way. They come off as wanting to sell themselves (no one likes that guy) or they really spam people with their personality. People just tune spam out. You don’t wanna become white noise.
For me, if you want me to notice you, you need to first do good work. Be good at what you do. Give it 100%. Don’t half ass it.
Second… give without thinking about what you’re going to get in return. Help people just because you wanna help.
These are the people that will stick on my radar and I’ll even go out and tell my friends about them. People like to see their friends succeed.
For example, when you’re looking for a job, you’ll have people who’ll go out of their way and help you search.