for not updating this thing like I should be.
Yeah, I know, it’s been a good long time, but I’ve been seriously busy. From Ad:Tech last week in San Francisco, to home buying (more on this later), work, and everything else in between. I guess I’m just too young to be a working adult. That’s a joke, employers who are reading this.
All in all, I’ve had little to no time to really do anything, except for last weekend, when I was bacheloring it while Andrea went to Vegas with some of her friends. Really, though, I’m a lot more involved and ready to start writing in this thing a little bit more… a little bit.
Some big news though… Andrea and I bought a house! Well technically not really quite yet. We need to wait for inspections and everything to clear, but once that’s done, then pop the champagne and bring out the appetizers! It’s in Phoenix’ historic district known at F.Q. Story, and is a little brick craftsman. We’re both pretty excited, but are cautious as we wait for everything to go down as planned. We’re keeping our fingers crossed. But seriously, after maybe 4 months of searching actively, we’re pretty much relieved and grateful that the experience of buying our first place is almost over. Oh, and for you HGTV viewers out there, if you’re sane, and somewhat picky in what you want to live in, then it is nowhere as easy as they proclaim on ‘My First Place’, or any of those other shows. There are a lot of things to do and take care of.
Besides that big news, Andrea and I have pretty much just been working and livin day in and day out. Normal stuff I guess. I suppose our lives are just so enthralled with the home thing that its hard to focus on any other thing really.
And now for Juke Box Saturday Night!
Good Stuff – Peace
I’m not sure if it was last week or last weekend, but I stumbled on White Lies by Paul Van Dyk, featuring Jessica Sutta. Now I know I’ve been totally geeking out about weird music lately, but I can’t get this song outta my head. It might be the fact that Sutta looks totally awesome in the video, and “Hello?” Why don’t the Pussycat Dolls let her sing once in a while… she’s not that bad. Oh well.
Any ways, as Q2 starts, and I’m doing the stuff that I thought I hated back in January, I’m beginning to feel less and less threatened by it. I mean come on, who would have guessed I would be lead budgeting, media buying, and campaign managing when I started back in October? Not I. Oh, had my performance review today as well.. went pretty well I suppose, no surprises, and apparently I’m doing a good job. I’m happy. But back to the topic. In January, I would have cried if I knew I was going to be doing this same stuff.. but I’ve stuck through, and truthfully, I feel more invigorated now then depressed. Yeah they’re looking for an Online Marketing Director, but I can honestly say I’ve kept the boat afloat for the last 4 months, and have done some good here and there as well. Now what do I do though? On a side note, I just finished a training session with ion Interactive’s LiveBall… an awesome landing page creation system. I can’t wait to get started.
Now that Elliott is gone, I find myself sorta manning the social media platforms… ie. Twitter, Facebook, etc. Is this what I’m used to? No. Would I like this job? Maybe. Although I’ve been told I should apply, I sometimes feel that maybe evolving the position into a juxtaposition of what I’m already doing now and what Elliott was doing would be nice. I think so. I mean what is social all about? One person? I don’t think so. One of my main SEO goals for Q2 is to create a campus-wide SEO training system for all content creators… yes, everyone. So why wouldn’t I be able to give that kind of guidance elsewhere in say, social media? Before he left, Elliott sold some assets, and started other departments in their own social endeavors. I think personally this was the best decision of his final days here. Give the people a voice and a platform, and they’ll naturally create a following for themselves. How they use it, and how they think they’re using it can sometimes differ, however. Maybe that is what a Social Media Strategist is most concerned with.
Well, all things aside, I think I have some thinking to do. I know I’m not going to be a Social Media Strategist, but also, I know I’m not going to be doing this kinda of SEM my whole life as well.
If you’ve got some time, check out Jessica Sutta in White Lies. It makes you wanna go dancing this weekend, or just have a good time.
As Elliott has left, I find myself reinvigorated in using Twitter and Facebook now. Is this good? Maybe. Although I’m not quite sure if I want to be a Social Media Strategist. I think it something I need to bring up with my superior. Oh well.
That being said, why is Facebook and Twitter so faulty these past few days? Especially Twitter. Are there just more people on the system that they can’t upgrade and fix issues faster then people are signing on? If that’s the case, then well I guess that’s good for growth. Bad for user experience. And who is this Google fellow coming in and possibly buying Twitter? Is this a good thing? Maybe.
For one, Twitter needs to get her act in the game and figure out a way to monetize. Wasn’t it last fall when they were going to release their plan? Well maybe their plan was to get bought. If thats the case, then congratulations you’re in the running to becoming America’s Next Top Buy Out. If not, then where’s your plan? How about this…
People are seeing and using Twitter more and more as a real-time search engine. Why do you think Google likes you? Why don’t you create two sides to Twitter? Search and the 140 character thingy. Search is where you can monetize. People do that already. Just spend some good quality father son time with your Search, and maybe you can come up with something cool and new! Not just a link at the bottom of people’s feeds. All said and done, please try and keep your system online and running. Your a big boi now and it only looks bad when you’re not running correctly. It’s cute when you’re new, not anymore.
Speaking of which.. this is a great video:
Peace – Nuh Ugh to Your Ugh Huh.
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