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19 09, 2017

Apple vs. Fitbit: What The Heck?

2018-06-27T14:08:27-05:00September 19th, 2017|Last Post, Musings, Products|

I must tell you, I am confused as heck. As a runner that is unfortunately tied to the treadmill due to two hip surgeries, two knee surgeries and currently a torn right meniscus (insert the sound of the world’s smallest violin), I have been relying on the data of my iPod, iPhone and Fitbit. [...]

14 09, 2017

Tales From The Morgue – Sammy

2017-09-29T09:42:25-05:00September 14th, 2017|Last Post, Musings, Short Stories|

Death Becomes Me My beautiful tabby cat, Sammy, would great me most mornings with a subtle bite to my cheek. The other mornings it was a swift paw, always claws out, across my nose. Then one day he was gone. I searched the entire house calling out his name. “Sammy!” “Sammy, where are you?” [...]

8 09, 2017

Instagram’s Branded Content Tool is Cool

2017-09-15T09:12:38-05:00September 8th, 2017|Last Post, Musings, Reviews, Social Media|

Regardless of the number of social media connections, each of us is an influencer in many ways. By simply sharing photos of the products or brands we love and adore, we can influence one person, 1,000 people or many many more. I’m sure you’ve heard or read a fair amount amount the influencer market, [...]

28 08, 2017

I Am An (Anti) Social Media Expert

2018-05-14T09:31:39-05:00August 28th, 2017|Last Post, Musings, Short Stories, Social Media|

In real life I have 14 Facebook friends and 56 people who now follow me on Twitter, yet I am a social media expert. Most of the connections I have are acquaintances I have met over the years due to my investment banking career, or my Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operating Officer roles. [...]

29 06, 2016

Is KDWB’s War Of The Roses Fake?

2018-05-09T16:07:55-05:00June 29th, 2016|Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Social Media|

I love the Dave Ryan in the Morning Show on KDWB, so if War of The Roses is fake, I don’t care. If you follow me on Twitter (subtle hint to follow me here), you know that I interact with Dave Ryan, Falen Bonsett and occasionally Steve LeTart. One of the segments I love [...]

28 06, 2016

Twitter Stickers Roll Out

2018-05-14T09:37:00-05:00June 28th, 2016|Last Post, Musings, Products, Social Media, Twitter|

Twitter Stickers Give Your Photos Bling Glitter This morning during my walk with my puppy Charlie, I was about to tweet a picture when I noticed a smiley face next to the edit button. I said to myself, “Self, Twitter stickers are sweet and neat.” When you click on the smiley face, a variety [...]

23 06, 2016

Monetize Twitter Videos Coming Soon

2018-02-20T12:22:39-05:00June 23rd, 2016|Last Post, Musings, Reviews, Social Media, Twitter|

With Twitter Engage, You May Be Able to Monetize Twitter Videos I love reading the blogs of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can often find some really great nuggets of information. I recently read the most recent Twitter blog that discussed how influencers, creators and publishers will be able to perhaps monetize videos on [...]

1 06, 2016

Copying Instagram Followers Just Became Harder

2018-06-27T14:07:17-05:00June 1st, 2016|Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Social Media, Twitter|

Although copying Instagram followers just became harder, you can still build a great group of followers. Growing a follower base across various social media sites is always a challenge. Unless you are engaging with your followers and writing great content that is interesting to your followers, get retweets, likes, pins and follows is difficult. There [...]

25 05, 2016

Will Customer Service on Twitter Be Changing?

2017-09-15T08:42:29-05:00May 25th, 2016|Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Social Media, Twitter|

This Subtle Change May Impact Brand Customer Service on Twitter Customer service on Twitter is difficult. There are brands doing an excellent job, brands doing a mediocre job and brands that are just darn right terrible at customer service. You see, as a poet that writes about products, I’ve spent a fair amount of [...]

5 03, 2016

RIP Meerkat App: Ditching Live-Streaming

2018-02-20T12:22:40-05:00March 5th, 2016|Last Post, Musings, Reviews, Social Media|

One of my favorite songs is “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles. There is a line in the song, “I heard the news today, oh boy.” As I heard the news the other day about Meerkat App ditching live-streaming, I oddly began to sing this song. You see, about a year ago [...]

30 08, 2015

Recap of The Minnesota Twins Deckstravaganza Event

2017-09-15T08:43:19-05:00August 30th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Social Media, Twitter|

Now I know what you are already thinking. What the heck is a Deckstravaganza? Deckstravaganza, similar to a lavish event or extravaganza, is the largest social media event of the year put on by the Minnesota Twins baseball team. On Monday morning, I was minding my own P’s and Q’s (what does that even mean?) [...]

3 08, 2015

7 Things I Hate – Monday Morning Musing

2017-09-14T22:12:40-05:00August 3rd, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Short Stories|

Earlier today I was listening to a local radio station, 101.3 KDWB. I love the Dave Ryan in the Morning radio show and have interacted a fair amount on Twitter with Dave Ryan, Falen Bonsett and Steve-O LaTart. On the show this morning, they were talking about “7 Words That Women Hate” and while [...]

12 07, 2015

Hilton at Play Chicago: Sydney Sierota and Andy Grammer

2018-06-25T11:41:33-05:00July 12th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Musings, Reviews, Social Media|

Perhaps a month or so ago, I received an inquiry an inquiry from my friend Lucy, who is the director of social media for Hilton Hotels. It started of with a, "Hi, [INSERT REAL NAME HERE]" A simply reply back, "Hi, Lucy. What's up?" To make a short story shorter, Lucy wanted to know [...]

30 06, 2015

An Interview with A Poet: Minneapolis Happenings

2017-09-15T08:44:05-05:00June 30th, 2015|Featured Post, Interviews, Musings, Social Media|

On the heals of my interview with C.J. of the StarTribune, I received another interview request from Minneapolis Happenings. Minneapolis Happenings is a digital magazine that is all about Minneapolis. When asked by the editor, Wendy Jacobson, why I agreed to the interview, I jokingly let her know it because I wanted to usurp [...]

16 06, 2015

Will Foursquare Survive?

2017-09-15T08:44:22-05:00June 16th, 2015|Featured Post, Last Post, Musings, Products, Reviews, Social Media|

A little over three-years ago, I was on a business trip to China when I discovered the social media application, Foursquare. Foursquare is a geo-location, check-in application that has morphed over the past several years from not just one app, but two with the companion app Swarm. Since my first check-in, I have since [...]