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March 4th, 2012

You’re Doing it Wrong!

You're Doing it Wrong

It’s no surprise that I love to see local Business on Twitter. Note: Twitter > Facebook in my life, though I certainly appreciate it as another form of marketing and community outreach. 

But it takes more than just being “on” Twitter and Facebook to impress me.

It’s called a Social Network for a reason… and it’s simple really. Be Social, build your Network! What’s so hard about that? It’s even FREE! Yet time and time again I come across a Business just falling short of really hitting the mark.

I’m not suggesting you spend 24/7 online promoting your brand, what I’m looking for is Engagement.

Here’s the scenerio:

You’re a local Business. You’ve created a Twitter/Facebook account for your business. You/You’re staff is dedicating a percentage of time adding content to promoting you. You’ve even started “following” other similar Business, peers and users in your demographic. Yay! This is great!!

But what happens when a “Follower” comments or replies to your content? Let’s say they include a question or request additional information. Are you listening? Do you respond in a timely fashion?

If the answer is No – You’re Doing it WRONG!

It makes me sad when I try to engage with a local Business on Twitter or Facebook and all I get is <crickets>. It really disappoints me when I see that they are not engaging with ANYONE!

The cool thing about Social Networks is that they are built to make it easy for you to pay attention to your audience and potential new business. Yes, I know it can be a little confusing with all the fancy buttons and those developers who like to switch things up on us every so often. I by no means expecting you to respond to every message/@/comment, but you’re totally missing out if all you do is post, post, post. It’s like internet pollution no matter how great your content is … and it’s kinda rude not to say hello back!

A couple of months ago I moved to Morristown and naturally went to Twitter to seek out area business accounts to follow and potentially support whenever possible. I realize I am not the norm when it comes to Social Media, but more and more people are following my lead with the growing numbers of smart phones in our pockets.

We are all very busy people with increasingly shortened attention spans, so for me I built a list where I can quickly see “what’s happening” in town and then base my decisions on where to meet the girls for drinks, where to get my hair done, where to find a cute pair of sunglasses or a cup of coffee and a cupcake.

Obviously those accounts  who make the extra effort to interact with me will get my business over those who don’t … and as an added bonus they will get my love an adoration because I am a total sucker for that Twitter stuff 😉

So get out there and Engage already … and if you need additional help I’d be more than happy to give you a hand!

November 7th, 2010

Calling all Single Bloggers!

I’ve been blogging and podcasting for a few years now and with that comes the occasional opportunity to leverage my site as a means for promoting events, people and of course products, but what about Advertising?

How does a single chick like me even get started with Advertising anyway?

Well, SingleEdition.com has the answer! They are building an awesome blog network for singles like me who write about dating, cooking for one, living single, and much much more!!

Are you in?

Learn all about it at SingleEdition.com/Join-Our-Blog I’m really looking forward to being part of this new venture and watching it grow and I hope to see all my single blogger friends doing it too!

August 2nd, 2010

Little Black Books

I was thinking about my contacts list the other day and how many “dead contacts” are sitting in my Google Contacts book (which I keep synced w/ my Blackberry Contacts) from guys who I have met online, in person and some I’ve even dated briefly and am no longer in contact with.

Where do the “dead contacts” go when they are no longer needed?

I’m sure someone out there has the magic method for keeping contacts current, while not losing data on those who have faded away per chance they reach out to you one day via drunk-dial/butt-dial… and you SO want to be sure to ignore the call/message!

So, you really can’t just go deleting them, right?

Assuming you are not the type of chick who can’t be trusted with a guys number after a split… One Twitter recommendation from The DatingRev was to place a “Z” in front of the person’s name so they get sorted down to the bottom of your contacts list. Kinda like out of sight, out of mind. Well, at least until they attempt to contact you… in which case you can promptly execute a big fat IGNORE!

‘Cause I’m sure we have all experienced the “OH Shit! I so didn’t mean to answer your call” moments at least once.

If anyone has any other ways to deal with the “dead contact” I’d love to hear it!!

July 26th, 2010

Got Game?

I re-entered the dating pool about a year ago after ending a 15 year relationship and I’ve have no problems with meeting men online and dating as a result of it, but meeting guys offline??

I’ve got NO Game!

I guess I missed some valuable lessons in dating being all committed and monogamous for the majority of my adult life… and it’s not that I don’t know how to play the game, I am just naturally bad at it!

I’ve been told on many occasions that I have no game and  I don’t “look” available when I am out. I’ve never been the girl that guys approach in public and it’s an extreme rarity that a guy will offer to buy me a drink when I am out.

So, the other night I’m out with my two BFFs and this guy comes up beside me at the bar where I’m seated to order a couple beers. I moved to give him way and offered some help getting the bartender’s attention…warning him with a laugh that they often ignore me here.

He asked if he could get me something to drink. I guess the empty glass in front of me was a little pathetic, but I declined. It’s not that I didn’t want another drink or that he was unattractive in any way, but my natural response was “No Thank You”… WTF is wrong with me??

He asked me twice more and I continued to decline for no good reason at all.  All I could think of was getting out of there. In hindsight I realize that I was being completely foolish and it really wouldn’t have killed me to accept and have a conversation with this guy.

I guess this is just a habit I need to break. Some social defect I need to overcome. My brain still has some mentality of being unavailable and before I even had a chance to consider this guys offer I was cutting him off.

I seriously have no idea how to “get game” or if it can even be gotten, but I think I will put this on my wish list per chance any man ever approaches me in public again.

I welcome all suggestions… am I hopeless??

April 12th, 2010

What was I thinking?

Do you ever look back on past dates/crushes/boyfriends and wonder “What the HELL was I thinking!?” … or better yet… “What did I ever see in him!?”. One day everything is all lovey-dovey and puppy dogs and the next you realize this guy is a total loser!!

I do this often (most often about one guy in particular) and I just can’t see what it was that I was so attracted to…  even now that we’ve been over for a long while I can’t help myself to think about how he is SO not the man I thought I was falling for at the time.

I guess I was unknowingly in need of someone  at the time he happened to come along and he somehow fit somewhat into some mold of sorts, so much so that my heart and my mind got together behind my back and decided they would force him in like a puzzle piece that just almost works? Well, it sure didn’t.

But isn’t it silly to waste thoughts on what once was… in actuality he wasn’t who I thought he was, he wasn’t who anyone thought he was, nor do I believe today that he is what he makes himself out to be for others, but that’s for them to find out on their own.

I can only imagine we think about those past #FAILs as a way to train our heart and mind to recognize what was wrong for us, what we need to stay far away from going forward and to keep these mental mugshots of the mistakes fresh so that we don’t make the same one twice.

He’s kinda like Broccoli. I once loved and devoured it every chance I got, but now… it makes me ill just to think about it!

Very random post. I know… but we’ve all been there once or a million times, right?