Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Clicking for Charity

Okay, this is a blatant plug for something I'm working on, but it's cool and well deserves some serious attention.

I've mentioned in the past, I work for now, who in turn are doing the regional set-up for the social media channels of an unusually cool financial product called Kasasa. Anyway, as per the Kasasa blog, "...starting today, you can pick your favorite Kasasa slam poetry spots from the following five videos, and your vote will be matched by $1 to help support these causes. Simply click on the links below that correspond with each video, head over to Facebook, watch the spot, then if you like it, click the "Like" link under the video and leave a comment if you're so inclined..." The link to the blog, with more info, is here.

The Facebook video list is here, check out anything starting in the word 'VOTE'.

Please give them a click if you can, each click is $1 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Stand Up to Cancer and the American Humane Association. All they want is your opinion, and you can help raise $999 for some damn good causes.

"You won't even have to leave your chair" ;-)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Derbyshire Social Media Cafe

Just for info (and check out Social Media Cafe for further details), this Wednesday is the first Derby & Derbyshire Social Media Cafe at The Quad in Derby between 2 and 5.

See you there if you can make it. Twitter tag is #smcderby.

There WILL be cake, and the coffee in The Quad is pretty good.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Regarding Blogging...

...oh yeah, I remember now, I have a blog.

Pity it demands more than a daily witticism in 140 characters or a link or two. I wonder if it's writers block, apathy, or just evolution that's keeping me away? It seems like everything I'd want to post here can be summed up in a update on Facebook or a pic sent to Twitpics. I've never been a journalist at heart.

It's not like nothing interesting is going on.

Work with Conversify is still going strong, and the world of social media is throwing up fresh challenges for us daily. Meeting toy soldiers, coffee pirates and costume geeks at Steampunk convivials and Regency dances, and a plethora of real-world social events are keeping our weekends occupied as they invariably are at this time in the season.

The pets are still foolish and a money-pit of calamity. There's new apps to play with, and a fresh crop of TV to watch ranging from Dexter to Supernatural. SL ticks on, with the sim fully rented and the role-play moving forward (as time allows) and with the new copy write rules looming ever nearer (and me with a tonne of rebranding to do on over 200 textures). Aliza and I are still doing the Yank & Limey podcasts, as time and travel allows.

Somehow though, none of it seems worth blogging about. A little voice at the back of my head keeps telling me I should concentrate on doing rather than pontificating. Surely I'd just be repeating what I'm saying on other channels? Is it too trite to say "blogging feels so 2004"?

So, for want of this thing dying, I'll be using it as a hub for a bit. Posting pics, videos, and quick comments. Intermittently, obviously. Please bear with things until I can just turn this into my Friendfeed or something ;-)