Monthly Archives: May 2015

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The Backwards Brain Bicycle

The Backwards Brain BicycleI found this story fascinating. Watched it the other day and have shown a few people, who have all said the same thing – I could ride it no problem. Want to test it out!

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Day 248 – The 5 Reasons I Want to Make Social Media Fun

The 5 Reasons I Want to Make Social Media FunI was at a social media conference last week. It was interesting hearing everyone’s perspective on social media and where it is going.

And whether you are a fan or not, social media is here to stay. And really, you can use it for whatever means and however much you need. Which is what I like about it. The casual user who is on there to keep in touch with their relatives and friends can make use of it. And those who want to use it for business can also make sure of a simple marketing tool.

But what I found was the people at the conference were very righteous about social media. They have quickly made social media into such a frantic, must have, must do mentality that the fun of social media is kind of going sideways.

And I want to make sure that doesn’t happen in the clients I’m working with.

So my beliefs about social media:
1) While I may not be an expert at social media and there are many perceived “experts” in the area, I think we are all capable of making social media interesting.
2) I don’t think it needs to be as crazy as it is. That we are only setting ourselves up for failure when we try to keep a fanatic pace. I think we all need to take a breath and not scramble to be the next best thing or to be the first to post. Our hurry up attitude is causing stress on everyone.
3) That there are a lot of folks upset over Facebook, and I think this is quite comical. How dare Facebook make changes. How dare Facebook charge for ads. And how dare they not let us see everything we want. I find the arguments interesting because if it was my company I’m pretty sure I would be looking at ways to make revenue. As are all those people doing social media as their careers. So why would Facebook not be allowed to do what they want. They aren’t a government agency!
4) I think social media for business has to be done more personally and creatively. It needs to be about the stories and the messages, not about selling.
5) With new sites like Periscope, it is scary how much access we have to at the moment news. Personally, I don’t want to have real-time scenes of accidents and more. It is wrong. I want filters so families are not finding out about tragedies on social media. But this will never happen because too many people are looking for their 15 minutes of fame.

Don’t get me wrong. I think social media is a great tool when used right. We just have to find a balance of what is right. Maybe I’ll start the next best thing and it will be a family friendly fun stuff only social media platform!

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“Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking DawnAnd the final book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer has it all. We finally get to see how it will all end… and boy, does it ever. Marriages, babies, how is it all possible. And for all the craziness that made Twilight, I must admit I was sad to see the series end. Published 2008.

Buy this book at your local bookstore or on:

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Robbie Williams “Heaven From Here”

Robbie Williams Heaven from HereThis is a beautiful song by Robbie Williams. Not his typical song, it is very touching. And watching Robbie Williams live is always incredible. Look at the size of his audiences. Released 1998.

Watch him perform live

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