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Gettting through all the noise, one cup at a time

The Twitter Cool Kids Moving On? April 20, 2009

Filed under: Tip of the Day,Twitter — jenharris @ 10:19 pm
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@ev & @Oprah...invading the cool kids space? Nah!

@ev & @Oprah...invading the cool kids space? Nah!

I am coming up on my Two year anniversary on Twitter…which means I an old in Twot years.

 

 

With Oprah (@Oprah) and Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) stiring up the Twitter Pot, there has been a lot of Tweeting the past 5 days about how Twitter will now change.  Twitter is now “main stream”, “the media” and “corporate America” have FINALLY caught on about this Twitter thing.  Us early adopters (or as a very smart fellow Twitter friend called us – “the cool kids”) must move on and find the next “thing”.  

NOT SO!!

Remember, Twitter and social media in general is OPT IN!  Phew! We don’t have to listen, pay attention, acknowledge, go around, delete, fast forward or act on anything we don’t want to.  So let the spammers fall into the Twitter Cess pool and keep AutoDMing and AutoFollowing each other – they will all be rich in just minutes a day.

I am not moving on and neither should you.  Stick around and keep your circle. You don’t HAVE to do ANYTHING!  You can still hang out in your moms basement in your underwear and Tweet away, we will still love you.

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Social Media Job Hunt: Day 2 October 21, 2008

Filed under: Unemployed — jenharris @ 12:49 am
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Sat on the couch, watched Oprah & found the nectar of the unemployed – Bon Bons.

Whatever!  I sent out 4 resumes & connected to a few more on LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook.  Again, thank you everyone for your support, ideas & an extra set of eyes out there for me (and others too).

While at the dentist Dr. Higginson, who we affectionately call Dr. Happy, asked for help with “my way of marketing”.  It just pained him to put any more money toward the phone book and couldn’t see pouring any money into a short lived commercial.  

Of course I have ideas…I have had ideas for years!  I actually approached them about word-of-mouth marketing when I was with BlueLine & they said their best form of marketing was a sign outside & the yellow pages.  What a difference 3 years can make.  I would love to help Dr. Happy Higginson out along with another friend who said he needed some NM/SM assistance, but my biggest fear is the tax man.

I hate the thought, and reality, of mass paperwork, but I really want to help people out.  Is there an easier way?  Yes, you hire someone like Rochelle DeLong at Consilio…ahhh, then you have to pay them!  My fear stems from the fact that for the first 5-6 months at BlueLine I was an independent contractor & had to do all the claiming of funds, pay taxes, have board of director meetings???…and 2 years later, due to some mistake I made with “some” piece of paper, we are still owing taxes for something “else” that came up.  It’s the fear of marking the wrong box.

I wish there could be a big, sespool beautiful pool of smart and extremely good looking people that want to consult, but don’t want to deal with the paperwork of owning their own business.  We all give the “employer” a 1% cut for doing all that work for us & we all go and do our own thing.  If anyone out there knows of this, let me know.  Could be that I am extremely tired & hungry, but that is one brilliant idea!  Hellloooo Google…Can you hear me now?

Looking forward to Tuesday.  CCC lunch & an eye appointment (aka: potential future client?)