Friday, February 19, 2010
Sheila Campbell, ace creativity consultant, travel writer, sometime model and pal, is our guest blogger today kiddies. Sheila's own blog "True Compass" is probably much more interesting than this one, but she has a more cultured audience. She never writes about it, but she also knows a whole pantload about advertising.
A Lurker, A Shirker and an Addict
Social media's all the rage with clients right now, so I figured I had to jump in and experience it myself. Last year, I joined Facebook and Linked In, started Tweeting and began a blog. And the results are . . .
On Facebook and LinkedIn, I lurk. Oh, I post occasionally, but mostly I just read what my not-so-close friends are up to. And I like that. Some are very funny. Some of my "friends" on Facebook I don't quite remember ever meeting, but what the hell.
On Twitter, I shirk. Twitter is overwhelming; too much stuff coming at me. Tweeting does not make me happy, and too much of it is commercial messages with web links. Too hard to sort out the nuggets of information from the barrage of garbage.
Ah, but my blog. There, I'm addicted. I love constantly looking out for some interesting morsel of life and sharing it with -- well, whoever stumbles onto the blog. (It's http://sheilacampbell.com.) Because I write a lot about travel, it has become embarrassing for my friends to eat out with me. I haul out the camera and insist on snapping the food before anybody eats it.
(This photo is lobster Cobb salad at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, where I was yesterday.)
- Sheila Campbell