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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 🙂

XOXO Diva

November 2nd, 2010

Whoa November

Last night I caught a tweet from my dear friend Lynette with a link to her post on November being National Podcast Post Month. Turns out it’s also National Blog Post Month or NaBloPoMo 🙂 along with a few other causes all centered around content creation as she explains.

Well, I failed on the Podcast efforts, but since I actually happened to blog yesterday let’s see how far I can take this month long challenge to produce some content! …. Notice I didn’t say “quality” content 😉

Day 2 and My November is already off to a great start! Yesterday I started a new month’s challenge at the gym and when I got home I made a big ole pot of meatballs and sauce (yes I had meatballs for breakfast – what?).

Today I am ditching work early to Rock the Vote! Don’t forget FourSquare peeps, when you check in at your voting location you get a fancy “I Voted” badge! Revision: Be sure to Shout: I voted to get your badge!

Then I am off to the city for SingleEdition’sfinal “Live the Life You Love” of the year and I am truly looking forward to this event and the awesome women I expect to see in attendance.

This evenings topics cover How Guys Really Think and How to Get the Right One Interested in You, Discrimination against singles in the workplace, and Insights on how to  handle rejection in relationships.

If you are a single woman in NYC and you can get yourself to the Samsung Experience store in Columbus Circle tonight by 6:30pm I highly suggest you do so!
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Talk at cha again tomorrow!

November 1st, 2010

Happy Movember!

That’s right, the month formerly known as November is now socially recognized as Movember.

I’m sure you are wondering what the heck is Movember?

Well, we all know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (and shame on me for not dedicating more posts to the boobies!) so naturally we need a month to recognize and raise awareness for Men’s prostate cancer … and thus Movember was born.

You can get all the details on this cause and how you can contribute at http://us.movember.com.

As I did last year, I have changed my Twitter pic to reflect my celebratory Mo’ … I grow a lovely pink stache don’t you think?

According to the official Style Guide I’d say I’m rockin a bit of “Undercover Brother”.

I wouldn’t be suprised if there is an app out there to “Mo’ Yourself” … if so, please post a link in the comments !

Help “Kick Cancer in the nuts” (credit: @Orchid8’s morning tweets)

October 29th, 2010

Halloween Schmalloween

This year is the first in possibly ever that I do not have a costume or an event to get dressed up for. Even our employee party was canceled.

I didn’t think much about it until just now and I gotta tell you I’m a little bit sad. Thinking back on all the planning and creativity that goes into a costume. The fun of getting dressed up and going out.

As a kid the objective was to fill a bag full of candy before curfew without getting egged by the neighborhood bullies.

And as an adult it’s been to get really, really drunk and not puke on your cute lil costume. 

I’m opting out of either practice this year I suppose. Not so much by choice, but for no other option.

I’ve been too broke to even think about creating a costume…I’m not even buying candy for the potential trick or treaters who may visit my door. Yes, I will be hiding in my bed under the covers.

I have a limited social circle here in NJ so the party invites haven’t exactly been pouring in.

And the only man in my life right now has no interest in seeing me on the weekends or taking me out and certainly wouldn’t be caught dead in a costume … or so it seems.

So what else have I to do? I guess I’ll whip up a batch of witches brew, maybe cook a pot of ghoulish chili or bake something pumpkiny.

I wish you all a Happy Halloween – Be safe and be sure to do some thing Frightening Fun for me!

August 4th, 2010

The Death of RSS?

I went on a little blog surfing adventure last night in search of some fun new feeds for my Google Reader. I was shocked that out of the umpteen blogs I discovered and wanted to keep tabs on only ONE had a proper RSS Button for me to easily subscribe.

Is RSS a Dead method of Syndication for our Web Content?

When I first discovered Blogging and Podcasting years ago the first essential rule of content creation was syndication. So it blows me away that this seems to be an element which has been lost.

So, I asked Twitter and while the responses were not overwhelming the few that I received gave me a bit of insight. Am I right in assuming that the common bloggers of today are less ambitious about gaining readership than those launching 3-5 years ago?

Maybe we should look at the platforms in use? Are facilitators like Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr at fault for not educating users of the benefits of using syndication? Do they make it so easy to start a blog that the fundamentals are totally lost!?

What does this mean for the future?

Are we to assume that our readers are savvy enough to know that most RSS readers allow you to simply enter the URL of a blog to subscribe? or that if readers really want to keep up with our postings they will check back every so often to see what’s up? What about all the benefit of using services like FeedBurner with their “SmartFeed” and “FeedFlare”… not to mention analytics?

Do today’s bloggers even care about Syndication?

With Twitter and the likes making it so easy to “share” content with your friends/followers could this be the new choice of syndication? Do bloggers now rely on tweeted links and Re-Tweets to get content read and gain new readers?

Maybe I’m making a mountain out of a mole-hill here, but I encourage any bloggers to leave a comment on the following three questions:
  1. Does your blog offer an In-Your-Face method to subscribe to the blog’s feed?
  2. How do YOU, the blogger get your content out to the world?
  3. How do your readers consume your content?