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Short Working “Vacation”

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I totally shut down my social media access for a week. Well that’s not entirely true. I didn’t do Facebook for a week – but did tweet a little. Also did a bit of FourSquare. And there was a couple LinkedIn posts. But not the 12 times a day like normal. I might do it again in a week.

Have any of you quit SM for a short period? Did it hurt? Was it refreshing?

The biggest thing was Empire Avenue. I quit it for a week. I got a lot of work done as a result. I purchased a “Vacation” from EA that was supposed to keep my share price the same for that week. I could still receive investment eaves, but my price was to remain unchanged for the week. The unintended consequence was that my share price plummeted immediately following my return. I posted via Facebook, Twitter, linkedin and foursquare immediately upon my return. Didn’t do any good. Anyone else have this trouble?

How did you find me?

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So I started this blog as an experiment. I started on twitter because I wanted to follow an Apple event and keynote. Then I found people that I consider guru’s in my business. And it ballooned from there. I started on Facebook late. I didn’t care to have virtual friends. But then friends from High School and the Air Force started getting on Facebook, so I relented. Partly because I have consulted on the use of social media. I started blogging in 2001. I started on LinkedIn in 2006. I started consulting on blogging voice and Social Media Strategy for a multi-billion dollar company in 2007. I kinda needed to know what Facebook was about. Until 2009 I didn’t allow people I didn’t know into my Facebook life.

I started a new blog in 2009, mostly for business, but partly about things I care about: Mountain Biking, Apple Computers, Art, etc. It came ready made with followers, as I tweet about my posts and talk it up on LinkedIn. I haven’t told a sole about this blog, just wired it in to EmpireAvenue – a social gaming application. You can also find it from GRSML.wordpress.org – As of today: 0 people subscribe to this blog. No one reads it.

Now for your questions…