Zany: Keeping it real

This weekend was husband and child-free. Without guilt, I read a good book (fiction) and played on my laptop. It was! StumbleUpon kept me occupied for three hours. I was still in Internet oblivion when my Mom called. Immediately, I chatter away about my blog plans, cool Facebook add-ons I just found and trying to convince Mom to download StumbleUpon.

My Mom thinks I am speaking Greek. I should have known better. My Mom is anti-Internet; she just figured out email and is incredibly afraid of identity fraud. I received a twenty minute lecture about the problem with the world today is no one knows what is real or virtual. According to her, I am being sucked into the "Internet vortex" and assimilated. If Mom only knew…

What would I do without an Internet connection? I was looking for fingerprint painting ideas for daughter when I stumbled upon this…my Mom has to agree this is awesome!

Spooky Social Media Contest

In the spirit of last year’s First Annual CSI Scariest Client Service Stories Contest, this blog will host a Spooky Social Media Contest.

Submit your scariest client/customer blog story between now and midnight EDT 26 October. If your story is judged the scariest, to be announced on 29 October, you will receive your choice of one of the following books:

  1. The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly by David Meerman Scott
  2. How to Do Everything with Podcasting by Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson
  3. The New Influencers: A Marketer’s Guide to the New Social Media by Paul Gillin

What’s Next Input

The realm of PR 2.0 is still rich with unexplored frontiers, but making your mark (and being noticed) is becoming more difficult. Every three or four months, I reevaluate my voice and value in the blogosphere and other social media networks. The Twelve Step Program for Communicators is my foundation and I will continue to promote this ethical way of career/personal life. Please send me examples of how the Program is working in your career/personal life or other topics you would like explored on this blog. Thank you!

Working Topics:

  • Accountability in a Virtual World (Where in the world are those who fumbled in the blogosphere? Real people and accounts.)
  • Four Generations of Females in the PR Workplace (Interview with Traditionalist, Boomer, Gen Xer and Millennial)

If you would like to contribute to either working topic, please send me an email.