This post is inspired by a friend on Facebook that posted a recipe she is trying out to meet her new nutritional needs due to a recent heart issue. Several people immediately criticized her for using fat free cheese. Since this is a very recent event that she is recovering from she is trying to find her way with the assistance of her physician and family to what is best for her health. A post she made follow the criticism showed that she had been hurt by this. This lady is not immune to criticism as she is a blogger, writer, speaker and teacher. But the way in which the particular comments were delivered were especially hurtful.
One of the lists I have created in twitter is PatAlexander/Influencers. Who is in this list and why is the question. This is the list that I pay attention to through the day. I edit this list from time-to-time. I might try someone new in this list and find that they really don’t contribute information or content that I find useful. Recently someone in this list began posting promotional tweets, around 10 at a time, several times a day. It was difficult to get through the clutter to read everyone else. Thus, that person has been removed from this list. It became so bad that I actually un-followed the individual. As I find new people to follow and as new people follow me, I think it is important to see what they are about. I really appreciate good conversation and ideas.
I was honored to be asked to be the keynote speaker at this organization’s annual convention. I have attended this convention over the years as an exhibitor and as a member. My busy schedule and the dates for this convention have not worked together for several years. Thus, there are a number of people I haven’t seen in those years. When I was asked to do a presentation on social media I was delighted. Wow, how fun would this be.
- I would get to talk about a subject I really enjoy sharing.
- I would get to see a whole bunch of friends I haven’t seen in a long time.
- The convention was being held in Arlington (a short 20min drive from my house – no airplane ride).
- They were feeding me lunch.
There are no minuses here in my mind. Well as time went on, some of this changed.