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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Social Media Experts - Wha?

Social Marketing is big business. Sometimes it's my business.
Sometimes people even pay me to create and execute campaigns thru social media. So needless to say, I spend a lot of time online; Twitter, facebook, etc.

But I am no expert. I repeat. NOT AN EXPERT. Not even close.

Although... I have noticed that there sure are a lot of experts out there.
I like that I'm surrounded by so many experts.
It's like if you went swimming. Wouldn't it be so much better to go swimming with dozens/hundreds of lifeguards?

I'm not judging. After all, my company is called Big Thinker. I guess I'm making a claim right there. Truth be told, someone else came up with the name for me. I'm not really a 'naming' expert either. lol.

What qualifications do u need to be a Social Media Expert?

I'm curious to know what u think.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Making Lists & Eating Lunch & Left Over Cake in the Kitchen/Boardroom

the two things i kinda miss about working in a more traditional office environment are:

1) making lists
I found that i was in a constant state of making lists. a 'to-do' list for this, a 'work-back schedule' for that. I always tried to teach the people around me that you gotta write everything down. I do not write everything down now, but I do miss 'lists' a little bit. (maybe that's why I'm writing this entry?)

2) eating lunch
It's so much easier to go eat around lunchtime when someone says 'hey let's go eat lunch'. I do not have that person in my world anymore. I do miss that person.

Other than those 2 things, it's all just pretty much the vid below...
self employment & O'doyle rules.

Friday, April 24, 2009

I called 911 yesterday.

Quick story... So I'm at the dogpark yesterday and I see this lady fall to the ground. I run over and she says her hip and legs hurt. She can't get up and can't walk. Long story short, me and Christian pick her up (actually mostly Christian did the lifting) and sat her on a bench. She (who's name turns out to be Joan) did not want us to call the paramedics. She said "they have more important things to do." So I told her my friend was a paramedic and he lived up the street. She agreed. I called 911. She then said "I can't feel my legs." A little bit scary.

Turns out she was only doing a neighbour a favour by walking his dog. The dog was a pug named Sampson - who was clearly not trained or accustomed to dog parks.

So we walked Joan - who at this point was in a stretcher - to the ambulance and said our goodbyes. Joan was so sweet and I really hope it was nothing too serious.
I wonder if I'll ever know?


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

To the Park with Deya and The Grace

Yesterday I stayed home with my little girl. Well, I stay home everyday, cuz I work from home - but I usually don't have my daughter. So between runny noses and uncomfortable crys, we had a blast. We went to High Park and walked our dog.
Deya (who is only 1.5) was actually throwing the tennis ball for Gracie. It was pretty cute.
I think the fresh air did us both a world of good. She seems not quite as sick as b4.

On a related note, daddy (that's me) played hockey last night and is super sore.
Two conference calls and one proposal for today.
The TFC game tonite should be fun.
Not much to say about earth day.
MLS fans... Chivas means goat, btw.

Friday, April 17, 2009

nice weather in the city

nothing like getting outside without a parka!
the nice weather means so much more now... with my daughter to enjoy it.
we might only go a few sidewalk blocks, but it's the greatest few sidewalk blocks ever.
watching her walk and talk is pure magic.
just wanted to share that thought.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Never Judge a Book by its Cover

Just heard about this clip from Britain's Got Talent.
Love the crowd reaction. Thought I'd share.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

iPhone & Tim Horton's & Apps

i love my iPhone.
I have no idea what i did before this.
I just saw a facebook post by a friend named Duncan whos iPhone got roughed up... and it mad me a little nervous.

I've only ventured into the Free App world, but am thinking about purchasing one or two soon.
I'd buy an App that could tell me what other Apps I would like. Like my own lil' helper. Does that exist?

Gotta get back to powerpoint and keep writing.
Maybe a quick trip to Tim Horton's for a breakfast sandwich. Hey, maybe Tim's should create a morning coffee App - just a steaming cup of coffee on your screen helping get your day started.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

For you - The Big Thinker 4 Step Blog Guarantee

I, Jonathan Sinden, promise to...

1) always blog in bited-sized chunks. never too long.
2) always try and have something for you to take away from a post. (like the message at the end of GI Joe cartoons)
3) always try to evoke some sort of emotion from you.
4) never speak of this Blog Guarantee again.

Now, let's get this thing going. Onward.

electronically signed on April 8th, 2009
witnessed by Gracie, my German Shorthaired Pointer.