Thursday, September 29, 2011
A couple of weekends ago I attended a bloggers conference, mostly to get out of town, but with the hopes that I might become a little more versed in the social media world. From beginning to end I was in awe of how much I do not know - I am way behind on hash tags and @ anything and RSS feeds galore. My head was spinning and my brain quite sore. I walked away from the conference feeling like I may need to be on permanent ADD medication as the entire tweet world does nothing except cause my already active brain to follow a trail I didn't even know existed. Needless to say I am working through this insane new way of connecting and marketing as fast as my brain will allow - and I am quite intrigued at all the possibilities. I have entered the twitter world, established a tweetdeck and hootsuite or is it hootdeck and tweetsuite - they both have their uses. I cannot quite bring myself to have either of those as my landing page - but will try. I do find that this constant influx of information can be quite distracting and overwhelming from the reality that sits in front of me - so as I learn and grow I will keep you posted or fed. For now the suite is reserved and the deck is under repair - Stick with me.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I recently read a statement, where the question was asked, "How do you start your morning?" the reply was, "weeding my garden with a cup of coffee in my hand." Instinctively I thought, "I like her." I have been known to weed my garden with a cup of coffee in my hand and a phone on my ear. Why is this so appealing to me - because it takes care of the job without making it a chore. As life imitates itself I am reminded that weeding the physical garden (and my life garden) this way can be the most effective. I may not have it all done at once and it may not look pretty and finished but it is a work in progress. And it is something that is constantly being worked on. When I look at my garden and see the weeds growing and think - "that is going to take awhile" and then walk away waiting until I have a four hour slot to do the job the weeds continue to take over my garden and my life. Sometimes it then requires a complete overhaul of the entire area to start the foundation. If I slowly weed a little a day bit by bit - the weeds never take over - they are always there waiting to claim the space but as long as I deal with them constantly they never take root.