5 Things I Heard on Vacation
Hello, all. I'm writing to you today fresh from eight days of vacation. I suppose that everyone has their own idea of what makes for a perfect vacation, but my requirements are simple: a low-slung beach chair, a really good book, and a place where I can dig my toes into the sand and listen to the waves and, later, watch the setting sun cast long shadows over the dunes.
I found that in spades last week. It was heavenly. And today I am so relaxed that I practically feel boneless.
Not only did I take the week off from MarketingProfs, but I also took the week off of Twitter. Well, mostly. Every once in a while I'd pop my head in to lob a photo like this or to respond to someone looking for me. But I was Tweet-free, generally.
So today, as I'm getting back into the swing of things, I thought I'd share five things that I heard (or heard about) while I was on vacation, but didn't post on Twitter:
1. CC Chapman put the final touches on his presentation for the Social Media Summer Series. He's up this Thursday. (See you there?)
2. We've hit bottom. Possibly.
3. Elaine Fogel suffered Social Media Rejection, a sudden condition that has therapists everywhere scrambling to understand.
4. Heather Rast picked an email service provider for her small business, and lived to tell the tale.
5. I overhead this: "We can't have you sit here all day playing with your computer, you know. That's why Starbucks is in trouble." (This was spoken by the proprietor of the local beachside breakfast place to a guy sitting with his laptop at a sidewalk table.)
Welcome to fall!
PS I lied. I actually did post that last comment to Twitter, because I thought that it was hysterically grouchy. When you are the only game in town, you don't have to worry about such foolishness like customer service, or customer relationships, and the like!