Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Allow Me to Stand on My Soapbox for a Moment

I'm not one to toot my own horn. Everyone loves praise and wants to hear that they're doing a good job, but public praise makes me uncomfortable. So please note, this post is not meant to put me on a pedestal. Rather it's to share something with those of you who I know tap into my blog, but aren't avid social media users, so you probably missed the "tweets" and Facebook posts.

I had the opportunity to write a guest post for The Detroit Free press about how metro Detroiters use social media to connect offline. I figured posting this on my blog was a more efficient way to share it than sending a massive amount of individual e-mails. This article is similar to my recent "We're All in This Together" post.

Some people think I'm crazy because I like to bebop around town after work and participate in many of the events that take place weekly in metro Detroit. The word "networking" is a bit old school, so I'd lean toward calling what I do relationship building. I've apologized to MAL on several occasions for coming home late, but he told me once that I always come home happy, and he'd never want to take that away from me. Yes, he rocks.

I hope you non-SM geeks find some value in my post! Thanks to Mark W. Smith for the opportunity to share my thoughts with the Freep community. It was a fun experience, and I hope to contribute more guest columns in the future.

4 comments:

LJ said...

That's so exciting! Congrats!!

B.B. said...

Congrats chicha! You deserve to toot your own horn, you are a phenomenal lady!

metrogal84 said...

Toot it girl! You rock. You're my social media hero :)

EstrellaBella10 said...

Thanks guys! LW - are you trying to push my buttons with your social media hero comment? That's just about as bad as social media expert! ;)