Thanksgiving In someupsideland

 The good things in life.  That’s what you’re supposed to reflect on this time of year.  So, what am I thankful for?  On the personal front, it has been a challenging year, both good and bad.  It goes without saying that the really important things in life — family and friends — are at the ...

The 2009 Turkeys 2

It’s that time of year again, the time when we get to make a list of all the things we’re thankful for.  That list is coming up tomorrow.  Today, we’re going to talk about a much more interesting list — The Turkeys.  My criteria for turkeys changes from year to year.  If I was following my own ...

The Future Of Social Media – Part IV: Let’s Be Friends

What could possibly be next?  If you look at a typical Facebook news feed or Twitter stream, the riveting information you will find is staggering.  Here are some, ahem, interesting tweets: omg I so wish I was there!!! you ever cried off some chaka khan?? Enjoying the world of fantastic food at jack’s place!!! i hardly ever ...

The Bill Is In The Mail, Newegg

The Bill Is In The Mail, Newegg
Here in this humble space, just about a month ago to the day, I wrote a piece about Newegg.com and their email marketing programs.  Newegg is a company that I really like doing business with.  It offers computers and electronics.  The subject of the article was the unfortunate title and focus of their email marketing newsletter.  The ...

Buy.com Email – Not A Fan

Buy.com Email - Not A Fan
This is an article I actually hate to write.  I like shopping at Buy.com.  I have always received great service, and the prices on things I have purchased have always been greatly reduced.  Buy.com has run social networking programs in the past that I have written about.  The programs were edgy and exciting.  So, I’ve ...

e-Blast Is Not A Good Name For An Email Newsletter 1

e-Blast Is Not A Good Name For An Email Newsletter
Blast, Blast, Blast.  What do I think of when someone blasts something at me?  That I had better duck out of the way?  That I’m about to get a blast from a shotgun with hundreds of individual pellets coming at me?  That I’m about to get hit with huge blast of water that’s going to leave me soaking ...