Social Media: A History (With Commentary)

So, I was perusing my Pinterest last night for some ideas for a presentation I have to give on Social Media in a few weeks. (And of course Pinterest is the BEST place for ideas). Anyway, while I was looking over some of my social media pins one caught my eye in particular. It wasContinue reading “Social Media: A History (With Commentary)”

To Blog or Not to Blog: My Tips

Over the past week I’ve engaged in a few conversations with friends and colleagues about blogging and my experiences with it, why do I blog, what’s the purpose of my blog and if I thought it was simple or difficult. So I thought I’d give you my thoughts on blogging and some helpful tips that IContinue reading “To Blog or Not to Blog: My Tips”

The Tips and Tricks

So, over the past few weeks, I wrote some posts about PLEs /PLNs and Reinventing Your Online Identity. I figured today I’d go into some helpful tips and tricks that can apply to both in order to ensure successful and purposeful identities and networks. 1) Be Consistent: In order to establish a solid network youContinue reading “The Tips and Tricks”

PLEs/PLNs…The Modern Day Charlotte’s Web

So this past weekend was my annual vacation to visit my BFF in Minneapolis during the Twin Cities Pride Festival. Now, it’s about an 11 hour drive between Ypsilanti, where I live, and Minneapolis so I had lots of time to think and contemplate things as I drove, grooving to my country music. (Yes country music…theContinue reading “PLEs/PLNs…The Modern Day Charlotte’s Web”

Back It Up, Back It Up, Back It Up…Guide for First-Time Backchannelers

Two years ago, if you told me that I should backchannel, I would have said I can’t swim. (Get it…backchannel…backpaddle…?…meh). Anyway, now I backchannel everything I can. I’m actually following the #psuweb13 backchannel while I sit here writing this post. 🙂 Backchanneling is a live conversation occurring simulatneously along side an event conference, webcast, etc.Continue reading “Back It Up, Back It Up, Back It Up…Guide for First-Time Backchannelers”

#SATechMI UnConference 2013

What an absolutely amazing day of conference-ing…well unconference-ing. Today I had the chance to attend the first ever #SATechMI UnConference, which was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Now, you might be wondering “What is an unconference???” Well, like you, until about 2 months ago, I had never heard of oneContinue reading “#SATechMI UnConference 2013”


One of the things that I love about social media is the creativity and camaraderie that you experience while using it. Now sometimes this creativity really goes to Timbucktoo and back, but the end product is always worth it. For example, last night, after 30 minutes of hilarious tweeting, @JoshKohnert and I had created ourContinue reading “#SocialMediaFashion”