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March 1st, 2012

Remember when Social Networking was Free!!??

I do and it’s part of the reason why I did not purchase early discount tickets to BlogHer 2012 today for $189, which is being held this August 2-4 in NYC. Well, that and the fact that I currently owe the IRS a huge chunk of change, but hey we all have our financial challenges and I won’t bother dwelling on it in this post. I’m just going the responsible route and sucking it up.

I still really, really want to attend BlogHer and I would love-love-love to attend BlogWorld and New Media Expo NY 2012, but financially I can not justify the out of pocket expense at this time. Perhaps an opportunity will come along … I’ll save my campaigning (begging and pleading) for another post.

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February 1st, 2012

Resolutions Revisited

Here we are … one month in to 2012. So, how is everyone doing with their resolutions?

I think I am off to a pretty good start if I do say so myself. I resolved to be more committed – To myself and my happiness by being more active and eating better. While, I’m off to a slow start on this particular item I did commit to join Weight Watchers toady, thanks to my company for offering a free 12 month membership! It was enough to kick start my love affair with the gym. We got all hot and heavy on the eliptical machine like noone was watching 😀

I created my budget and have been *trying* to keep on track. Mint helps me when I stray.

I have certainly been more active here, inconsistently, but active! Hopefully between my senseless ramblings and occasional sponsored posts I can even revive the old podcast! Sadly, that’s going to require a new site build and with the shortage on snow days it might take me till April to find time to dive into WordPress databases.

Yes, I have been keeping quite social IRL, getting out, exploring my new surroundings …. next up I am proposing to write a column for a community publication from a single girl’s perspective on the bar & restaurant scene. Perhaps a Do’s and Don’ts of Dating in Morristown?

I recently reactivated my online dating profile. I’m not spending much time scouring the site, but I’m there. Maybe I’ll find myself on a date or two in the coming months?

Career wise all is well. My team is growing and I took my first business related trip to the West Coast not too long ago.

Not too shabby for 1 month in … and many more great things to come this year! Rumor has it I’m playing around with ideas of writing my very own book! A digital publication of course 🙂


November 10th, 2010

Why Twitter?

Once upon a time I was in a dead-end marriage. My self esteem was at an all time low, all my friends were miles away and began to feel very anti-social.

I needed an outlet.

My computer became my source of socialization out side of work and I immersed myself in online communities. It started with MySpace (before it got all trashy), forums, then Second Life.

It was a way for me to escape my reality and connect to interesting people from all over the world. I’ve made some amazing friends online, many who I have been fortunate enough to meet through conventions and local event.

Twitter buzz began around this time 2006 and I totally didn’t get it. What was the point? Most of the people I socialized with online were in Second Life so why did I need to “follow” them on Twitter? And who’s idea was this 140 character limitation!?

Two months later I caved.

I got tired of feeling left out and I caught a case of the beta bug, which over the next couple years would lead me on a wild goose chase for the next great networking fad, but Twitter never faded.

Three years, a Divorce and some odd months later I’m still here. My contributions to Twitter have evolved from being part of the early stage community where it seemed like everybody was connected to my present day narcissistic babble.

So why Twitter?

My Twitter is a community of my peers. A support system. All of my closest friends are on Twitter and we use it as a place to keep up with each other thought the day. It’s convenient like that. Sure I could sit down and write an email to each of them or blast a few general paragraphs out to the group, but it’s just easier to Tweet.

There is always a conversation happening. Wether it be about life, relationships, celebrity gossip, current events, or the latest gadgets released. You can easily dip in an out as time and attention span allows.

It is and always has been the fastest and most efficient way to share content. From my personal blogs and podcasts to upcoming events. A simple Tweet (with the proper formatting) can be easily Tweeted and Re-Tweeted to your followers and beyond.

And most of all – Twitter is my very own Life Line. A history of my life over the past few years that I occasionally refer to. I love to read back on where I have been and how far I have come.

To some it may seem silly, a waste of time and such, but to me it’s obviously much much more.

What is it for you?

August 5th, 2010

Bloggers in Babeland

The BlogHer Convention hit NYC today and you know what that means!??? …….Party Time!! 😀

Well, it is for me! SingleEdition (The Premier Lifestyle destination for Singles) and Babeland (The Adult Toy Shop run by Women) are hosting a cocktail party for all the sexy single bloggers tomorrow @ Babeland in Soho.

Details & Registration info Here!

Even though I can’t afford to attend the actual convention, I can’t wait to crash this lil’ bash so I can See/Meet/Make friends with a bunch of awesome bloggers! I’ll be sure to Live Tweet and post pics!!

Umm… and hello?? How hot are THESE??? <—Not safe for Work 😉

May 17th, 2010

F for Effort

Tales from Relationship Land, By Kat Glimmer

Recently, I received friend request on Facebook. The gentleman had a common name, so I figured he was someone I knew, just not someone whose name I remembered. I shot off a quick message before accepting his request and asked him how we knew each other. The response was priceless.

The “gentleman”, let’s call him Mr. Penis, said that actually, we didn’t know each other. That he had my email from “somewhere” and that he was looking to meet local ladies, and I “looked cute”. Mr. Penis then stated that he was looking for local women to hook up with and thought he’d use Facebook as a medium. Would I like to hook up? Oh, and by the way, was I kinky?

I declined Mr. Penis’ friendship request, which prompted him to follow up with a message about whether or not I was interested, and when we should get together. I politely responded that I wasn’t interested, and that’s all.

Now, here’s the deal; I’m going to give Mr. Penis points for his brazen honesty. There were no bells, no whistles, and no hidden motivations. This is a phishing expedition for sex. I truly don’t think Mr. Penis is going to have much success with this tactic, but hey – he’s not investing THAT much time and energy so any success he obtains is better than none.

However, nothing beats the creepy, unsolicited message from a random stranger through a social network. It’s highly unlikely that Mr. Penis had *that* email address since it’s the one I use for family. His city location is close to mine, but not terribly close. I didn’t even bother to go in to the fact that I have a boyfriend, am not looking for random hook-ups, etc etc (no comment on the kinky part). I’ll let some other woman read him the riot act.

However, I am curious; does this mode of communication ever work for getting women in bed? It seems highly unlikely, but it’s happened to me often enough that I’ve got to imagine men like Mr. Penis are meeting with some measure of success.

What’s your thoughts?