Am I a Twitter Snob?

As of this writing I have 1,411 followers.  I am followig 932 people and have 4,350 updates.  I am not a Twitter super star- far from it.  But every day I get several e-mails alerting me to new followers.  I don’t follow them blindly, in fact, many times I don’t follow them at all.  Here is my thought process:

  • If you only have posts that say “Check out my website” – I will not follow
  • If you are following a thousand people but only a hundred are following you – I will not follow
  • If you have no bio – I probably won’t follow (note that if you have a bio it might overrule one of the above but also a lack of bio can be overcome by interesting posts in your recent additions)
  • If your posts or bio elude to making money on Twitter – I probably won’t follow
  • If your posts are in another language – sorry, if I can’t read what you’re saying why would I follow?
  • If you have labeled yourself as a marketing genius or a Social Media guru – after laughing, I will probably not follow

So what is a Social Media guru?  More on that on my next post/rant.

LoveHouse Radio #202

LoveHouse Radio Episode 202

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Back after a hiatus with some great new music

Music from the Podsafe Music Network and other places

“Shotgun” by Epic26
“The Party” by The Alan Craig Project
“Summertime” by Hemmit
“Walk Like a Gentleman” by Eye Alaska
“Carry On” by Amy Regan
“What was I Thinking?” by Junior

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Chasing Dreams before they are forgotten

Do you still remember your childhood dreams?  Do you remember what you wanted to grow up to be?  Have you gotten close?  Are you still chasing the dream?  Or have you forgotten about it?

With some recent challenges in life, and the fact that I am closing in on 40, I have been putting some thought into what life is all about.  What is my legacy?  What am I doing and how does it apply to, well, anything?  This line of thinking has brought me to realize that in the process of chasing down life, I have neglected the chase for my dreams.

Life is busy.  There is family and family is very important.  I have dedicated myself to my family- my sons and my wife.  In the past year this dedication has turned up a notch as I have realized that there are big benefits to putting more into my family, especially my partner for life, my wife.

Along with this is work, something we do to support our family but also something we do to fulfill our feeling of worth and accomplishment.  As a senior manager is a small development firm, there is never a lack of things to do.  I could spend all day, every day, dedicated to growing the business, getting organized, documenting processes, etc.  It is an effort to not get too involved, which would negatively impact the first item, family.

Aside from family and work, there is exercise, social time and that thing they call sleep.  Put it all together and toss in 5 minutes here and there of leisure and before you know it, time to chase dreams is gone.  Just look at how long it has been since I recorded a LoveHouse Radio.  I can hardly get a DaddyCast out once a month.  At one time I was producing around 8-10 shows a week.  But at what cost?   And was this really chasing my dream?  What is my dream anyway?

Since as long as I can remember I have wanted to be an author.  I have stories that I wrote in the 3rd grade, using classmates as characters, in my file drawer.  In or around the 6th grade I started taking these stories, typing them up and selling copies.  My classmates seemed fascinated to find out what they did next in tales of disaster, horror and whatever other mystersies I would conjur up at that young age.  That was my dream.  But where is it now?

It is time to redirect energy, not away from family or the job that supports us but to find some way to direct time and thought to the dream.  There has to be something that can be cut, that can allow more time to get to the dream, to accomplish more.  That is the challenge that is before me now, to find the time, create the time, create the opportunity to chase the dream

How about you?  Are you chasing your dreams?  Or are you complacent?  Are you happy with your day to day life, just maintaining?  Do you remember the dream or have you allowed it to be forgotten?  Or perhaps just changed- it is easy to set our reality to the dream when trying to chase the dream gets too hard. It seems easier to change or forget then to get frustrated with it all.

I challenge you to join me, let us support each other, and pursue the dreams that we have always had on our minds.  Let’s make this happen.  Let’s fulfill our dreams, in any little or large way we can, before it is too late.  Chase the dream in hopes that you will catch it.

LoveHouse Radio 201

LoveHouse Radio Episode 201

Hotline for comments on this show, or just to chat- 804-SOS-LATE

Back after a hiatus with some great new music

Music from the Podsafe Music Network and other places

“Little Toy Gun” by Honey Honey
“A Cautionary Tale” by Matthew Ebel
“Invisible” by Wendy and Lisa
“You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson

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LoveHouse – the origins

Samantha Fox – Love House

In case anyone has ever taken a minute to even care- LoveHouse started when I was in college. We had a group of Senior girls that we hung out with when we were Sophmores and we called them the Rat Pack (not sure why but it stuck). At the end of the year I made a mix tape for them with all the songs we came to love through that year and also a special mix. Each of them had a nickname so I found clips from songs that either stated or went along with their nicknames and sliced it all together to make a crude tribute. As part of it, I inserted that the mixing was done at the ‘Lovehouse” and used a clip that is about 1:50 in this Samantha Fox song. And there you have it.

G-Whiz

In an unprecedented move, Google announced today involvement in a Smart Toilet.  The new urinal, the G-Whiz, will allow patrons to voice search while “taking care of business”/  The stand up urinal also projects Google Earth and allows users to “stream” content.  No pictures are available at this time and rumours are that all plans and documentaiotn on the designed have been flushed.  On interview, Google executives have denied knowledge of these claims and wasehd their hands of the existence of this product.  More to come as this story unravels (all over the floor).

Exploitation for personal gain

I have admitted before that on a slow night at home I have been known to watch an episode (or 4) of Keeping up with the Kardashians.  I have also mentioned that the life of this family, primarily the pimping of daughters by their mother, reminds me of the Lohans and goes to show that women (or perhaps better stated, people) who have missed out on their chance for fame will find anyway to try to get into the limelight, even if it means exploiting their own children.

Case in point- Kim Karashian pictures at what appears to be a constume party (why do stars subject themselves to this type of thing)- and there is mom, all smiles and hamming it up for the cameras.

LoveHouse Radio #200

LoveHouse Radio Episode 200

Hotline for comments on this show, or just to chat- 804-SOS-LATE

Finally, show 200. Nothing all that special other than more music than normal and the same variety you have come to expect.

Music from the Podsafe Music Network and other places

“Lovin You Ain’t Lovin Me” by Jude Cole
“They Don’t Know” by Jude Cole
“What About Everything” by Carbon Leaf
“The Boxer” by Carbon Leaf
“Throw Me A Line” by Kevin Reeves
“Booty Voodoo” by Lee Coulter
“Lost My Way” by Matthew Ebel
“Downtown” by Matthew Ebel
“Digg the Code” by Geoff Smith
“Freeze in the Fire” by Jeremy Rowe
“Love Dog” by Chris Jergensen
“The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson
“So In Love” by Amy Regan
“Flashlight” by Michal the Girl
“Good at Goodbye” by Jerzy Jung

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Is it possible?

Doesn’t it look like Christina Aguilera’s husband is bored out of his mind?  Not sure I understand how that is possible.

 

 

LoveHouse Radio #199

LoveHouse Radio Episode 199

Hotline for comments on this show, or just to chat- 804-SOS-LATE

Good mood, good tunes, lots of variety (and I really mean it this time).

Music from the Podsafe Music Network and other places

“My Heart Drags me Down” by Lee Harris 3
“Die Alone” by Ingrid Michaelson
“You Got To” by The Young Punx
“I’m Invisible” by New Duncan Imperials
“Turn To Me” by Susannah Blinkoff

Remember to support the artists and let them know you heard them on a podcast!!

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Using Go Daddy? Use the codes to save, save, save – get my DaddyCast codes HERE!

Listen at Mevio and find all the show archives: LoveHouseRadio.Mevio.com or get the feed: http://www.mevio.com/feeds/lovehouseradio.xml

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Check out my other podcasts-

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NASCAR Net News– NASCAR Updates on the Podcaster News Network

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