Tuesday, May 8, 2012

#LetsBlogOff - Saying So Long

The internet is a fickle mistress.

The #LetsBlogOff phenomenon is coming to an end this week for a variety of reasons- none of which anyone should be upset over. Sure it's a bummer to think we may not all connect every other week on our blogs, but the interwebs continue to evolve and I can only look back at #LetsBlogOff with some really fond memories.

As I had a tendency to do in any of the twenty topics I participated in, I've chosen to again stray outside the rules and just give a few little tidbits I observed while reflecting on the time with #LetsBlogOff.

Today, I read every #LetsBlogOff post I've written. All twenty. In a row.

Best practices in social media(includes blogs) are all good and well. I see them all over everywhere now as social media continues to gain more and more mainstream traction. #LetsBlogOff brought out the best best practice there is... individuality. When you read those posts from weeks and months and years past, you got a real dose of the writer. Positives, negatives, strengths, flaws, likes, dislikes, recipes and burned cookies... it was a real, intimate glimpse in to people's lives.

I try to keep business and personal life moderately separated. I am a real person, though so you're going to have to deal with pictures of my dogs and ice cream on occasion. Thankfully, #LetsBlogOff brought out the real in a lot of people. I'm thankful to have been just a little part of that.

So as a parting gift, a sweet song from a post in a previous #LetsBlogOff post... The Secret Sisters singing, "The One I Love Is Gone".


You should spend some time and read all of my #LetsBlogOff posts... As well as those who participated alongside. You'll be able to find those posts here forever... To read just mine, click here.

Remember that you never know when someone will flash a shiny shoe-shaped bathtub in your face and nearly con you in to blogging about it!




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12 comments:

  1. Great post and love the video Nick.

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  2. Ah Nick that bathtub is one of the many great highlights to this experience! It has been a blast!

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    1. For sure! Not convinced that we'll ever get away from the shoetub!

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  3. Nick,

    Too true. I feel a little Shakespere upwelling, but the lovely sequin shoe tub quelled it. Keep the blog faith.

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    1. That's what shoe-tubs are for, my friend! Ha!

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  4. I had forgotten about the shoe bathtub.. is that what kicked this thing off? I'll have to do what you did and re-read all 47 of mine.. 48 if I get off my dead furry butt and publish today :-)

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    1. You guys were way more diligent than I was- The shoe-tub was my first post in the group blogging adventure. Glad it grew!

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  5. OK, I got into this later on, but I keep hearing about that damned shoe! I actually remember the first blogs on design, or at least Paul’s. I just checked back on it to jog my memory, but I’ve followed his blog for a very long time. Interestingly enough, though, I did not see Paul’s take on the shoe. I have a pretty good idea what mine would have been, but then I would have had to clean up the language, as ours has always been a g-rated blog! I’m sorry to see this thing go, I really am, but I understand the press of other business. Or of just life. I’m not blogging as much myself this year because of the press of other things I must do. But I’ve enjoyed all of them. And, Nick, you’ve always had an interesting take on things.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Joe- we'll all have to keep up with each other away from #LetsBlogOff now!

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  6. Wow, the infamous shoe. That was the only Let's Blog Off post I ever wrote. But it was a lot of fun, that's for sure. In case you want a trip down memory lane in a bathtub shoe, here's mine: http://funandfit.org/2010/08/heres-to-shoe-eddie-izzard/. Good-bye to this event. I even managed to read a bunch of them.

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    1. I'm glad that you shared yours again, Alexandra!

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