Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blogger Buzz: Blogger integrates with Amazon Associates

Blogger Buzz: Blogger integrates with Amazon Associates

I am on this!

Social Media....I am loving it! I know I have not written my blog in some time. Life, it happens. I have, however, decided to turn this into more than just about my experiences in building my business here locally, this is going to be deeper than that my friends.

What is a blog for anyway? Entertaining yourself? Entertaining the masses? Educating? I am going to use this to its fullest potential. I am not just a social media consultant! I am so many other things in this world.

Here is my favorite part of my job. I AM social. I worked in the service industry for years as a bartender, who in essence, is an entertainer. I LOVE that I can reach so many people with my words in an instant. I like the affect it has on people. I really think I should be a motivational speaker!

Here is my idea.....Each blog I post, I will add a fantastic recipe for drinks or food, maybe even a dinner spot to check out! If there is one more thing I am an expert on, its good food and good drinks!

Mini Social Media Lesson for today ~

Since it is summertime, the efforts of being online, posting on all your social media networks and blogging becomes tedious. It's SUMMER and let's face it, the computer screen is not easy to see when you are sitting on the beach! ;0) Here is what you DON'T want to do.....although it may seem easy, don't hook ALL of your social networks to the same status. If you have the same followers on all of your networks, don't bombard them with the same messages over and over. How would you like to read the same thing 5 different times? Shake it up a bit. It's like listening to someone actually repeating themselves as they tell you a good.

Make a list, have several options, take time once a day, once a week, once a month. It never hurts to plan ahead. Once you start the creative process, ideas will flow. It gets easier. It helps to have someone to bounce your ideas off of or brainstorm. One of my favorite quotes, "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." Thank you Neal.

That is today's mini lesson. Now, time for a drink! ;0) Since I am a big fan of Three Olives Vodka and summer, cheers to both! And cheers to you!

Surfer’s Sunrise

1-1/2 ounce Three Olives Vodka
1-1/2 ounce Orange Juice
1-1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice
Splash of Grenadine

Mix first three ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Add grenadine. Garnish with a cherry.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Where to begin? I have always wanted to blog and never found the time. I don't know how that is possible since my job consists of being on the computer all day long?

This blog is going to be me, sharing with you, all of my adventures in starting my own business. I promise I will be entertaining and informative. I have worked for many, many, many, many, many, many.......... horrific people in my day. The only saving grace is the knowledge I gained from each endeavor. I have been the accountant, the marketing manager, the general manager, the advertising manager, the human resources manager, the name it, I've worn that hat.

I just recently started my own business as a Social Media Consultant. I have always been social by nature but few people knew what a computer geek I am as well. This venture is a great combination of who I am as a person, things I love to do and completely enjoy doing them. It has been a learning experience so far. Thankfully, I love to learn.

This is going to be my brief hello, my starter blog, if you will. Testing the waters, working up to that fantastic blog that you won't be able to stop reading because each sentence will keep you on the edge of your seat! Haha!