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Reflection Doesn’t Suit Me

Mirrors and Reflections

Reflections? No time for that!

It’s almost my blog-o-versary… I started this blog on July 23, 2009. I have seen many-a-reflection post from other bloggers about their first year, or their fifth, for the ones who’ve been around a while. And this isn’t one of those posts. Mainly because I’m not one to do a lot of looking back… when you (or I) screw up, we need to absorb those lessons where we are and then move forward. Take the time you need to feel the pain and then, Just. Move. On.

So, in the spirit of moving on…

I’ll continue to write about relevance, digital convergence and future trends that connect people to other people, places, spaces and ideas, because that seemed to resonate with many of you who took the time to comment on a post or retweet it.

I’ll ramp up my posting frequency. Yes, yes I will. Even if it’s a short post… if it’s relevant to this blog, I’ll get it up here more quickly.

I’ll use Twitter more strategically to gather ideas, feedback and take the temperature of the audiences out there. Little less arrogance, little more serving the readership. 🙂

I’ll continue to tweak the blog and the site to better serve the readers… sharing integrated marketing insights, strategies, tips and foibles, seasoned with my Tulsa perspective. I’ll include public relations content more frequently and I’ll be inviting guest bloggers to post this year. I use this blog as my front door… people hire me because they want help thinking about, strategizing and implementing integrated marketing solutions. They want -need- to know how I think… and I want to attract potential partners, clients and build relationships with others who get, or at least are intrigued by, how I think and who see the value in relationships and connectivity. I want to connect with people out there who will challenge what I think, who will share what they think, who will help me grow and bring all of their goodness to bear on this blog and community we’re building.

So as I said… Reflection doesn’t suit me, but red does… and we’re going full-on, redlined into the future here, and I hope you’ll not only come along for the ride, but help build the engine.

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4 Responses to “Reflection Doesn’t Suit Me”

  1. Toya July 15, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    Congrats Mandy on the soon-to-be blog-o-versary :)You have obviously worked very hard on your blog and I look forward to what you’ll be doing in the future.

    • Mandy Vavrinak July 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

      Thanks, Toya! I appreciate you coming by to read and comment! I owe you a post… I’m working on it, I promise 🙂

  2. molly campbell July 25, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    Great to meet you tonight on blogchat! You are an excellent writer! Glad to make friends. Please follow me back @salamicat so we can be friends. molly

    • Mandy Vavrinak July 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

      Likewise, Molly 🙂 Appreciate the props and be assured I am already following you… have been for a while, though we’ve not connected until recently. I love your tweets 🙂

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