Wednesday, March 9, 2011

So What's A Year In Blog Time?

Too many blogs spoil talks. I wish I would have posted more, but I got abducted by Facebook. A light came down when I was in a car in the desert and I felt myself being drawn into a strange magentic hard drive. Before I knew it, I couldn't leave Facebook. The rest is fbml history.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Come to the Social... Social Media That Is...

Sung to the tune of "My Favorite Things"

Twitter and Facebook and Blogging and Wordpress
More things to master to make money and impress
Where are the days where all a nerd had to do
Was take out a tissue and sneeze out Achooo!!!

Webinars and teleseminars and virtual greetings
I met my boyfriend at a fab Go-to Meeting
He had the keywords linked over my heart
After he sold me that joint venture Mart

When I'm tweeting
When I'm texting
When I'm friending you

I can't ever be rude or web cam while nude
cause I never know who's who.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Darren Scott Monroe - How Tweet It Is...

Ever stay up 24 hours Twittering? Find out why Darren did & where you can download his free "ebook 101 Solutions in 24 Hours via Twitter" featuring resources such as ebooks, manuals, guides, mp3's and links. Darren also leads a Tribe of Soultsters who's goal is to connect the music to the masses. He is also an informational HUB for Web Marketing, The Music Business and Web Development. Here are some of Darren's sites!

And don't forget to go and download the Great Twitter Saga, "ebook 101 Solutions in 24 Hours via Twitter" which one day will be renamed "Night of 1,000 Tweets".

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jingle All The Way

You know, if the truth be told, I never really understood marketing, I mean how it works. When I was growing up watching t.v. commercials, for example all I ever did was make fun of them. Most of them created this strange reality with a product attached to it. I had no idea who bought these items or why they would want them. Friends & I would sit on the couch, trying to ignore the wire V on top of the tube and be somewhat entertained by great leaps in logic and attempts at persuasion. I mean, if you asked me if Ajax Laundry Detergent was stronger than dirt, I'd say it's etched in my brain somewhere. I even acted it out riding around on a pretend horse broomstick singing off key of course my Sir Lancelot version of the jingle at a party for a bunch of six or seven year olds. I have the same recollection of standing in line dreading drinking a vaccine. The only thing I ever liked about commercials was the jingles. The fact that someone could have a job making up songs about products like cereal, vitamins, bug spray, starch, soda, insurance, anti-acid and toilet cleaners gave me a sense of the surreal, yes in it's own way like a Dali painting or some short science fiction novella. I never understood how they worked though. I can't really think of anything I ever bought from watching commercials. Oh wait, Mr. Machine and slinky. Mr. Machine and slinky. You can never escape it all. But for the most part, shiny metal objects that moved was the only brainwashing that worked on me.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Why I stopped Blogging for a while

You know, when everyone else starts to do something, my tendency is to run in the opposite direction.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Trial by File

I recently took part in an online group project. It was all about collaborating and putting out an ebook in a short amount of time. Let me stress - short amount of time.

One thing really blew me away. It wasn't what I expected would amaze me the most about this process, like "working together" themes.

This is it - some people were just so good at writing, editing & getting to the point. I mean, maybe my favorite writers (like James Joyce and Aristotle) tend to go on, and I know I'm the queen of run-ons, non sequiturs and ok, bad puns. But near project deadline, to actually experience people who took a thick rope of text and turn it into a Haiku - with such clarity and ease.... made me realize two things:

1. I really suffered writing papers in school. I don't think they did.

2. Having an idea and writing it for others to understand is a process.
Maybe it's just having an organized mind. Maybe it's a skill you pick up. It's blogging my mind.