Hey you! Look over there —->
You will notice there is a fantastically red and circular badge-thingy over there on the right, emblazoned with the name “Alltop.”
YES, the Alltop Gods on Mount Olympus — of which the hunky Guy Kawasaki is the numero uno Big God (and YES, the Cranky Product Manager does think Guy is hot) — have created a Product Management category. And OH MY GOD they’ve listed the Cranky Product Manager as one of the top blogs on product management.
As you all know, this corner of the blogulastic universe is overrun with hundreds of thousands of product management blogs (ok, well in reality there are maybe 25-30 PM bloggers) so it is a big honor to be selected one of the _28_ listed in Alltop. Yep.
Now, at LAST, the Cranky Product Manager’s sense of self worth has been restored. It had been hard-going since high school, when those mean cheerleaders made fun of the future-CPM for being captain of the Math Team. And for always getting food stuck in her hair. And for being a dork. But now, at last, all right is with the world. In YOUR FACE, mean cheerleaders! The Cranky Product Manager is featured in Alltop! What about YOU, beeyotches???
THANK YOU ALLTOP GODS, THANK YOU!
Ok, now that we got that out of the way, let the Cranky Product Manager exercise her constitutional right to be cranky and skeptical. Please, someone, tell the Cranky Product Manager what truly is the big deal about Alltop? It kind of reminds the Cranky Product Manager of Yahoo! back in 1997 – a quaint little human-generated listing of websites, classified by categories. The Cranky Product Manager could export her bookmarks and create a similar site in an afternoon.
Honestly, she thinks that the smartest thing about Alltop is that they’re getting all the “specially selected bloggers” to write the most obsequious blah-blah articles about them, with some bloggers even claiming Alltop to be a “disruptive business model relative to the New York Times“. Gack. You’ve gotta be kidding the Cranky Product Manager.
(Biting the hand that feeds her is the Cranky Product Manager’s speciality. Let’s see if she CPM gets kicked out of Alltop now. She hopes not.)