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Blog Summit Quotes Part 2: Patrick Ruffini, Jim Eustace (Session One)

More Naked Quotes and Paraphrases from Perry Blog Summit, Austin, TX     1-23-2010

SESSION ONE: TURNING IDEAS INTO ACTION

@PatrickRuffini: You need a message, a cause, a sense of urgency to rally behind. What’s the call to action?

@PatrickRuffini: People blog because they care. They are not shills of a political party. But don’t ignore the parties.

@PatrickRuffini: Use facts and analysis to report; translate those into action. Lay out a narrative that’s evidence-based then tell what (readers) can do about it.

@VMFounder: There are no limitations on bloggers.

@VMFounder: Use analytics. Be intentional and strategic with wording. Be creative. User-generated content is key.

@PatrickRuffini: You have an opinion. You want to motivate. Give thoughtful, original information to move the story forward and translate to action.

@PatrickRuffini: During the online “wilderness” years for Republicans, we got to practice. Now it’s coming to fruition and we need to be on our game.

@VMFounder: Apply targeted content strategies to blogs. “Delicious” feeds to Twitter. “Feedburner” and RSS give analytics. Create content categories.

@VMFounder: (Social media) opens up information. Campaigns should be open, receptive, and oriented to bloggers.

@VMFounder: Activists act. They need to have information to act on.

@Patrick Ruffini: Ideal for Twitter – use a colorful word, follow that with “awesome link!”

@VMFounder: A great example of a grass roots success through social media is the Ron Paul “Money Bomb.”

@VMFounder: Focus on the content people are coming back to see, the most popular views, what people are taking the most action on.

Blog Summit Quotes

Naked Quotes and paraphrases from the Perry Blog Summit, Austin, TX     1-23-2010

@GovernorPerry: When government doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do, people revolt. Social media is a revolution.

@AndrewBreitbart: I’m the only middle class ‘media mogul’ I know (not in it to build a personal empire).

@AndrewBreitbart: I believe the next five years will be a disaster for the statist media by courageous conservatives on social media.

@MelissaTweets: We have to get used to the idea of a certain level of discomfort as we move toward ideas we can agree on.

@RogerLSimon: I don’t call liberals ‘liberals;’ I call ’em ‘reactionaries.’

@MattKLewis: Don’t just become proficient technically. Bone up on conservative thinking and philosophies. Know why you believe.

@MelissaTweets (Dr. Melissa Clouthier): This work can be tiring. There’s a lot of criticism. It’s difficult to sustain. (so encourage each other)

@MattKLewis: If you find an opinion maker who says something you like, let them know it.
@AndrewBreitbart: calling on conservative social media to write about “hero” Brandon Darby http://bit.ly/4yN24U

@AndrewBrietbart: This is our media. We’re going to use it to save our country.

@AndrewBreitbart: We’re screwing with the future is what we’re doing right here (conservatives using social media)

@GovernorPerry: gives a brief Alamo-era frontier TX history lesson as a parallel to today’s social media revolution while showing off his cowboy boots, engraved with a picture of the historic flag picturing a canon and the sentiment “Come and Take it!”

@GovernorPerry: I love the competition of social media. The media monopoly has gotten lazy. We’re revolutionaries!

@AndrewBreitbart: “Media Matters” is there to be a firewall and protect the mainstream media (from us).

@AndrewBreitbart: The left defined the narrative. It’s our job to redefine it and destroy them for the sake of western civilization

@AndrewBreitbart: If these people (the media, Hollywood) won’t correct themselves, it’s our obligation to destroy them.

@AndrewBreitbart: Thanks to The Huffington Post, the NYTimes is exposed. My goal is to destroy the (bias) of the mainstream media.

@AndrewBreitbart: I get ribbed for creating the Huffington Post for Ariana, but it was meant to be mutually beneficial.

@RogerLSimon: You can be one of Glenn Reynolds’ ‘Army of Davids’ in 12-seconds (carry a camera – something amazing might happen!)

@MelissaTweets: GOP politicians who still believe role is make our lives better? No! Get outta the way. WE make our lives better.

@MelissaTweets: Old guard ‘compassionate conservatism’ killed the Republican brand.

@MattKLewis: You guys all have a megaphone. Get a laptop, iPhone or Blackberry, a camera. You are now the media!

@MattKLewis: Become part of a community. Follow opinion leaders, even journalists. Do not yell at them. Interact with them

@MelissaTweets: on generating populist activism through social media: Context is everything!

@MattKLewis: Mon’t get mad except on purpose – a maxim for populist activism.

@MattKLewis: Moral outrage is the #1 motivating force in politics – quoting mentor Morton Blackwell