March 22, 2012 Leave a Comment
Original blog post here . I’ll write something about my experience pending permission from Quora.
Just got the ‘ok’ from Quora to speak about how I was approached to have it posted on their Forbes Blog. Nothing special, other than I received an inbox message from an employee at Quora about how they liked my answer. They wanted to repost it to their Quora blog on Forbes’ website, which I had no knowledge of its existence (now I know). Thought it was interesting, so I agreed to it.
I had originally put a little more context to the trip stating that it would be a good way to do a Round the World trip in conjunction with the Formula One schedule as seen on my site. I removed that part since it wasn’t technically answering the question on Quora, and just stated what it would cost if you just went full fledged and never came home. In retrospect, maybe I should have added that part into the answer.
Back to the story. I went back and forth Steven E. Johnston from Quora about the post. He suggested some edits, and I approved them. None of the edits were grammatical (shocking), but it was more along the lines of how it looked when I cut/pasted it into the answer. Quora does not support tables at this time, so the list of the flights and destinations were not displaying very well. I would have hoped that they tablized (not a word) that list so it looked more aesthetically pleasing. Another one of them was the removal of the reference to this site (no big deal), but also the horrible screen shot of the map I had originally put up. That’s ok, since it was a pretty bad image anyways.
From the social media side, it’s interesting to see how people reacted on Facebook, and to see it reteweeted, although I did help Helps feed the ego!
Full disclosure: Quora did not pay me to write this, nor did they compensate me for my time to answer the question. It was never my intention to make a big fuss about this, although I can honestly say I was stoked and got a bit over excited! I did this purely out of enjoyment. w00t!