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Kier and Mikiah taught the Social Media Workshop! Wonderfully presented and thanks to sponsors Big Five and Premiere Sports!
That’s what my conscience has been asking me for the past couple of hours—since my last post! See, I don’t post everyday and rarely twice in one day. Today is an exception. I owe you an apology because my last post was blatant salesmanship excluding the “manship” part. That has not been my style and I want to explain what happened.
It all started when my ego started talking to me. “Barbara,” it began, “what if Kier and Mikiah pull up your Posterous blog at the Social Media workshop? Do you really want your peers to know that you don’t slave away daily (hourly, even) over social media? I can hear those clucking tongues now. What a charlatan!” Unfortunately, I listen to my ego sometimes and we all know ego overrides common sense! So, I grabbed my laptop, fired off an email (thank you, Garry Tan and Posterous for making that possible!) to travelingking.net. Since I wasn’t particularly inspired I blogged about the obvious, being at Travel Mart, meeting lots of people, finding you the best and the newest (oops–I’m selling again!), yada, yada, yada! I threw in a photo I took this morning from the window of our room at the Bellagio and sent the email off for all to see.
I sat through the workshop and squirmed when I thought about the last post. “Barbara, not to worry—you needed to do this. After all, you just know they’re going to flash “live” any moment now to your blog. You’ll see!” What I saw was that my ego got the best of me. Yes, Mikiah and Kier gave me a few shoutouts—thanks, boys! But, alas, the ego tricked me again. There was no quick cut to travelingking.net, no media clamoring for an interview, no autographs asked for—just me sitting there uncomfortable with my blatant manipulation.
So, I was wrong to “fake post.” I will work on being more authentic—promise!
Oh, one cool takeaway from the workshop is Xobni, an app that lets you use your Outlook contact list to find people on social networks. I can’t wait to try it. But now, I’m off to the Vast Cocktail Reception and Training (Is that selling? Is it true? Oh, shut up, brain—just chill!)
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