Three Fundamentals Of Social Media That Will Never Change


Trends in the way people use social media are constantly changing. What was once a good practice six months ago might not even be worth the effort or relevant today. In fact, over my years of blogging and using networks like twitter, facebook and more recently instagram, I’ve seen things change rapidly. Don’t you feel like there is so much going in social media these days that is hard to keep up? New technologies, new social networks, new ways people communicate and share content. It fast, it’s changing and it’s still right where it needs to be. One of the things I love is watching people catch on to how other people communicate and share content. Hashtags were once a part of twitter … [Read more...]

Why I’m Switching Hotel Brands

Mariott Brand

For the past 12 years, I’ve been traveling like a mad man. Flying about 25 – 30 round trip flights a year on American Airlines and staying in Hilton brand (Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites) hotels almost every night of those trips. About 40 – 50 nights a year, sometimes more. But it's time for a change. I really like what Hilton has done over the years. They are a great brand but I find my personal tastes changing. So I'm switching to Marriott. I’m needing more from a hotel brand that makes travel just a tad easier and honestly… I like seeing big brands who are updating their look to keep up with travel trends. I saw this when I walked into a Courtyard Marriott. … [Read more...]

Is The Conversation On Twitter What You Want It To Be?

I was looking at my twitter feed a couple of weeks ago and noticed the main list I follow was mostly retweeted links from other twitter profiles. Part of me loves this. The part that wants to learn more, read more and tune into what others are reading. The wealth of knowledge out there on any subject really is overwhelming when you think about it. But there’s another part of me that is actually overwhelmed by all of the info and trying to keep up with all of the great info out there. Then there’s this part of me. The part when the first couple of years I was on twitter, it was mostly conversation with friends… or making new friends on twitter. It was the funny banter going back … [Read more...]