Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Good News

It's nice to know people. I've noticed throughout my career that networking has got me a long way. Found out today that I may be able to line up some freelance work doing digital media and social networking. I rather enjoy social media marketing, it would be nice to get some freelance gigs lined up doing that.

I think that Internet marketing and social networking is so new that many people underestimate its power; especially when it's done incorrectly. Spam regardless of where it is coming from is still spam. You can overload your clients by using social media as another platform for spam, this does not help build a solid following/fanbase. In addition I think that too many companies don't understand which networking venues to use. Just because Facebook is hot now doesn't necessarily make it the right place to communicate with your client base. The social media universe is very diverse as is each community of users on those respective sites. It's important to utilize the right social marketing venue, not just any.

Monday, June 22, 2009

It's a Monday

I had an interview with Zipscene on Friday, it went well. Hopefully things will work out. It's still a start up company but it looks like their is a lot of potential in the company. It's been growing immensely over the past few years. I also got a call about doing some freelance work. Basically web design, flash, html etc. It would be nice to pick up some freelance jobs to keep me busy while I'm looking for full time work. It would also be nice to help me build my portfolio. Unfortunately I haven't been keeping to many of my projects so I don't have a full portfolio.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Live, Laugh, Love

“It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.”

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday

It's been a slow day.... but fun day. Had a phone interview this afternoon. I think they are looking for someone with more account management experience. It sounds like a great position and a really good company. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that I get a follow up interview but I think they need someone with different qualifications.

So I got a surprise visit from Kenzie this afternoon. We went Krogering and watched some CSI. I always enjoy my day when Kenzie visits. He keeps me entertained.... He also helps me stay sane! Best of all he helps me appreciate the small things in life.

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Falling

Life is complex and vexatious at times. I truly enjoy the moments of clarity that make you realize that life really is amazing. In a world of so many people it's a wonder how a single person can help bring you back to that realization.... if you will let them. It's hard to find people that are understanding; it's even harder to find someone that is willing to accept you and all your faults.

As I sit here waiting to go to sleep I wonder what is in store for my life? I have so many aspirations and some days they seem inconceivable. Today, however, I can see my dreams turning into reality. I just needed a little nudge, a little moral support and reassurance. I found someone who has done that for me and I am grateful. It's such a great feeling.

~Life is for the living.

Friday, June 12, 2009

3 years ago today

I can't believe that it has been 3 years. It was 3 years ago that my life changed forever, it was the first in a long line of horrible events that has brought to me where I am today. Tiffany and I were best friends that could be apart for 6 months and the minute we were back together it was like no time had passed. She was the first person to ever really understand me and accept me for who I was. She was the person I could always call and I knew she would be there for me. So many things I miss about her... Going to the bar and ordering shots; a cherry bomb for me and a Jagger bomb for her. I miss spending time talking about random stuff... so many times Berger and Jason would be pounding on the door cause we would disappear for hours! It was on this day 3 years ago that Tiffany died in a car accident. She was on her way back to school at Ball State. She was almost done, she was about to graduate. Tiffany and I had so much in common. We didn't grow up rich and we were not handed things in life. We both worked very hard to make the most of everything we had. She had so much potential... It makes me sad that she is not here to live out her life to the fullest. Her life was cut short and to this day I still do not understand. All I know is that I miss my friend. I miss her everyday... I still can't believe it's been 3 years. I will never forget her.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Twitter Account

Finally got a response back today from Twitter. I lost access to my account after someone hacked into my account and changed both the user email and password associated with the account. I had very strong suspicions that it was my previous employer... as I made the huge mistake of using the same password for virtually all my accounts including my work account which he had access to. The day I was let go, I made a post on Twitter and LinkedIn asking for assistance looking for a new marketing job. The next day both my passwords were changed! I was able to gain access to my LinkedIn account and reset the password. However, Twitter has been a different story. Someone apparently logged in and changed the email and password to my account and then deleted all the people I was following! Well, my suspicions have been proven right. I received an email today from Twitter telling me the last successful log in IP address, and it's not mine! I went back through old emails and found my previous employers IP address and low and behold they match! I can not believe his audacity, he works in the Internet industry. Did he really think that he could get away with something like this? He knows full well that IP addresses can be traced. Perhaps he thinks that he is too good to get caught.

Good news though. I got a response from a Chicago based Search Engine Marketing company for a phone interview. Hopefully I will be getting out of Cincinnati soon, it's definitely time for a change!

Interesting Day

Went to court this morning for a juvenile transfer hearing, it was a very somber experience. The entire morning was spent talking about how the 17 year old boy that robbed my friend was not intelligent enough to be tried as an adult. Basically he dropped out of school in 9th grade. His parents both did the same. He has the reading ability of a 2nd grader. I watched his mom testify and I actually felt sorry for him. This kid never had a chance. But that does not justify his actions. I truly do not believe that his lack of reasoning ability has anything to do with his ability to tell right from wrong. Yes, I would like to see him rehabilitated but the statistics are not in that favor. I do not envy the judge in this situation. I honestly don't know what I would do. It's such a tough issue.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's a new day

Everyday that passes I realize that I need to make a change. Some days it's hard to be greatful when so much is going wrong around you. I do realize that my career is not my life but it's such a big part of who I am. I know what I want in life and I want a successful career. I'm going to vow to focus on the positive and stop letting my career setbacks negatively effect my entire life. Just because my career is not going in the right diretion does not mean that I should be completely miserable. So a new day is begining.