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I just finished watching my recorded replay of the American Idol performances by David Cook and David Archuleta. This episode is the final performances of the competition before the winner is crowned tonight. The performances were very good but I’ve seen better from David Cook this season. I really wanted Mr. Cook to come out and deliver a knock out punch because he’s been such a force the entire seventh season of this show.
But lets face it, David Archuleta has a very gifted voice as well. It’s quite amazing for a seventeen year old. David performed extremely well this season and obviously has a strong following from the women in the audience.
Which brings us to the vote. It’s anyone’s guess who will win. Which is a shame. Someone has to win. Even if it’s by one vote.
So what happens to the person that doesn’t win? Will they still go on to start what appears to be a life long singing career? I can’t imagine either of them fading away. I think we’ll be hearing from both of them for many years to come. Rock on.
Which is more powerful? Building a personal brand, or taking advantage of the company you work for and well known brands they have? Can you really separate work from personal when it comes to blogging? Everyone inside Microsoft claims if I blog here, it’s still a corporate blog. This is especially true if I post during business hours.
What are business hours anyway?
I’m trying to decide if it makes sense for me to even post here. I already have three years of work in my work blog. I thought it might be nice to post personal stuff here, and work stuff there. But after posting the last couple of posts here, I ended up fixing spelling and grammar the post them on my work blahg.
Adding the personal touch to my work blahg adds, er, diversity. Can we ban that word? :?)
Anyway, I probably won’t post much here unless it’s a cuss word filled tirade I can’t post on my employee blahg.