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Hey! This Hits #Winnipeg Twitterland! *blush*

Hmm, when did I hook this blog up to my Twitter feed? :)

Probably a while ago, and then I forgot.

At any rate, I was a little surprised to see a link to the recent Christmas Craft Sale in Winnipeg posts on my “Sent Tweets” list on Hootsuite, and it got me to thinking about how recently, I’ve started to see what Yahoo! articles people are reading, through my Facebook news feed, as well.

I can understand how some people are hesitant to get too “in” to using the Internet when the openness of Social Media is forced upon them in some ways.  The fact that it’s convenient to use the Facebook login to access a whole bunch of other websites these days doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a good idea to use that convenience.

I’m a pretty private person myself and being in the Social Media marketing field has really given me a lot to think about in terms of online personal image vs personal lifestyles.  In particular, the permanence of the online personal image, and the lack of immediate clarity as to WHEN the image building factors were put online.

Personally, when I hooked my Yahoo! account to my Facebook account recently while considering joining a Yahoo Group, I made sure to disconnect it again before any of the saucy headlines caught my eye and tattled to my family of my prurient interests, like that article about the guy who had the biggest thing EVER

Have you ever had something embarrassing on your Facebook News feed because of some site you didn’t realize published to it?

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Winnipeg Vineyard Christmas Craft Sale

Wow, was the craft sale at the Vineyard Church here in Winnipeg ever crowded today!

Plenty of businesses displaying their wares, plenty of people streaming around the room, pausing at various displays, chatting with the business owners running the tables, and hopefully plenty of money changing hands!

Of course, as a Social Media Manager who handles websites and Internet Marketing, I wasn’t one of the people who had a craft to sell.  I was part-buyer, part-prospector.

Actually, I went to the craft show with a girlfriend, and had very little plans as to what I was going to do. I knew one of the business owners selling specialty hand-made soaps in Winnipeg at the show, so beyond going to find their table and saying hello, I wasn’t sure what my plan was.

I brought some business cards but didn’t really have a plan for how I was going to hand them out, and so I only handed out one, and that was when I saw someone else had used VistaPrint for their business cards just like I did, and I recognized the easy segue to give me an excuse to hand out my card.

But the card I had was for when I go to Meetups, not craft shows… so it was out of context…

This is the plight of the mesovert.  I decide it’s a good idea to get out there and socialize, but then I don’t plan ahead, and once I’m there, I am overwhelmed by the crowds and a plan doesn’t naturally come to me.

That’s okay, next time I have a much better idea of what I want to do.  I’ve already put my order in with VistaPrint for my prospecting-specific actions.

But I gathered information about what I can do NEXT time I go to a craft show.

My Second Winnipeg Small Business Meetup Experience

Winnipeg Business Meetups

I’ve set up this new blog to talk about my business and social networking experiences, since I’ve launched into this new period of my life.

I subscribed to Meetup.com in mid-December, and have gone to six or so different Meet Ups around the city of Winnipeg and have had a really great time!   Read More…

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