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Fun, Funky, Fabulous — FRIDAY! BlogTalkRadio today at 2:00 pm EST

Posted in Blissdom 2009, Friends, Girlfriends, twitter on February 27, 2009 by Carole Hicks
The Super-fabulous SUGARjones

The Super-fabulous SUGARjones

Having fun, fabulous girlfriends like Debba and SugarJones help me keep my chaotic life “in order.” Life can be stressful. Can I get an amen? To destressitize myself, I love nothing more than just chatting it up with some friends who really know how to make me laugh. Just as an fyi, people ask about the “value” of Twitter. I met SugarJones on Twitter and then in person at Blissdom09. How’s THAT for value!

The three of us will be gabbing and getting nostalgic about Blissdom09 today on BlogHer radio at 2:00 p.m. EST. For info on tuning in to the show, visit Debba’s website.


Chaos, Randomness, Friendship & Order

Posted in Blissdom 2009, Girlfriends, twitter with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2009 by Carole Hicks

Chaos: only weeks ago I began twittering. Just like everyone, I started out not knowing what the heck I was doing.

Randomness: quite randomly, I began chatting via tweet-town with Liz Strauss and we almost instantly had a kindred spirit thing going on (at least that’s MY version). In case you don’t know, she is a guru of social media and one of the most highly-respected peeps online and offline in the social media world.

Friendship: My friend, Debba Haupert, of and I began following each other on Twitter and soon resurrected a friendship that started many years ago. One day last week I found myself in a car with her driving to Nashville to the Blissdom09 Conference. The conference was completely SOLD OUT. At the last minute one person cancelled and I squeezed in. Coincidence? I think not.

Order: I’m not sure where order fits in this narrative but this feels like the wild west and I’m a cowgirl riding a really kewl, fast horse and Everything is in Order but it’s wild!

Blissdom 2009 – Nashville

Posted in Blissdom 2009, twitter with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by Carole Hicks

Social Media / Marketing – Listening to panel chat with Casey Mullins (redneckmommy), Jessica Smith, Michelle Lamar and Amy Lupold Blair. The Sr. Mktg Manager from Walmart is sitting at my table! He is one of the few guys here…mostly female audience.

Most memorable moments so far:
– the art in lobby – dress created from pink crayons
– red velvet wallpaper in elevator
– awesome swag bag from Lands End
– $50 gift certificate to
– sitting outside in the sun
– spending time with LOTS of incredible women.

Debba Haupert – Girlfriendology

Posted in Friends, Girlfriends, SEO, twitter with tags , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2009 by Carole Hicks
Girlfriendology Debba Haupert

Girlfriendology Debba Haupert

It is late and I’m tired but I have a write a few words to say what a great time I had meeting Debba Haupert from today. We talked about so many kewl things. Debba and I are both PK’s and we love technology, marketing, social media, studying trends and did I really just say social media (oh no I guess I drank the kool-aid!).

She gave me a valuable SEO tip which I’ve heard before but never seem to actually put into action. Include outward bound links to other sites. The SEO robots, cookies, spiders or whatever they’re called, really like links. Debba is such a great girlfriend. You really should check out her website. It is bursting with girlfriend goodness!

Debba, if you are reading this you must still be laughing at funny I must have looked trying to figure out where the heck the camera function is on my new phone. Oh yes, I do so love technology but I’m truly so technically-challenged.

Just be you

Posted in Christianity / Spirituality, nothingness blawgalishness, twitter on January 31, 2009 by Carole Hicks

It sounds cliche but these last few weeks I’ve learned the wisdom in “just being me”. When I originally began my journey (or shall we call it an experiment?) on Twitter, I didn’t want to be perceived as one more person jumping on the “social media expertise” bandwagon. I purposely downplayed the business side of my skillsets and described myself on twitter like so: “Christ-follower. I love biking, blogging and baking.” The three B’s are supposed to be kind of funny because they all start with B. Yes, I know my sense of humor is weird.

Lately, I’ve received several inquiries from some rather influential and successful people via twitter. I asked one of these people “what attracted you to click through to learn more about me from twitter to my blog”. His answer totally shocked me. He said: “I was interested in learning more about you because you love to bake.”

My takeaway this week is to revel in your uniqueness. Just be who you are. And to repeat a phrase I heard eons ago, but it still works today “God didn’t make no junk”. Word.

What do Curtis Estridge and Liz Strauss have in common?

Posted in get your house in order, Goal setting / list making, nothingness blawgalishness, Organize, twitter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2009 by Carole Hicks

What do Curtis Estridge and Liz Strauss have in common?

Answer: They both rock.

I hired Curtis to give my blog a professional facelift. He created this awesome header using motorcycle pipes and colored pencils (because my readers are so intelligent I will not explain the symbolism!). I met Liz Strauss on Twitter and to my surprise she actually talked to me and asked if I would be interested in some web-blog tweaking. Her comments were eXtremely mega-helpful. Read about it on her blog. You’ll see some before and after pics of my blog layout. I couldn’t be happier with the improvements.

By the way, Curtis Estridge and his partner, Gerrard Wise, are both graduates of the school of advertising art in Kettering/Dayton, Ohio.

Curtis was awesome to work with. He spent almost a day at my house tweaking my site and making it beautiful. His fees are very affordable and he is reliable, honest, dependable and everything else you’d want in a designer/artist!

Guy Kawasaki – best use of time is Twitter or Blogging?

Posted in twitter, Uncategorized with tags , , on January 29, 2009 by Carole Hicks

Guy Kawasaki at this week. I’m still trying to get my mind wrapped around one of Guy’s comments. When asked “what is a better use of time: keeping my blog up-to-date or investing time into Twitter?” His answer really surprised me. He said Twitter. I’d love to find out why he said that. What do YOU think?