What Ike taught me about social media

I started our corporate blog shortly after arriving at TDECU but didn’t announce it internally or externally.  I’d make occasional posts but there was no traffic. In fact, I didn’t care about generating traffic; I cared about content.  I felt that seeding the blog with compelling posts was a necessity before a huge launch.  And […]

How much is too much?

Google Reader tells me that “from your 161 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 3,824 items.”  I won’t even estimate how many tweets I’ve read. Time for some spring cleaning on my feeds and on Twitter. And time to start using this blog as a personal creative outlet.  I’ve been talking too much […]

Bracing for Ike

Although we’re a good 150 miles inland here in Austin, Ike is top of mind this morning – particularly because my employer is located in Brazoria County, Texas – where today voluntary and mandatory evac orders were issued.  So I’ll be updating our corporate blog throughout Ike.  Fingers crossed that it somehow fizzles out in the […]

Moving time again

Today’s my last day in our Lake Jackson office. We’ll have the eCommerce HQ in Austin and I’m going with it. Pretty awesome. Austin is where we see Ava growing up. That’s the first time we’ve said that about anywhere we’ve lived. Since getting married, we’ve gone from Shreveport to Bossier City to Plano to […]

Two weeks a dad

Sunday’s my first Father’s Day – pretty cool. Flickr has provided my social media fix, although I tweeted the birth.  And Ava’s on TotSpot. Life’s hectic.  Moving to Austin on the 1st (still with the CU, but we’ll have our eCommerce hq there), and I’m fabsolutely thrilled. My CUES eBook should come out in a […]

The correction

From the reporter mentioned in my last post: “Egad, That was my error.  I apologize.  I was able to get the original.” No worries to Ron for flaming me – I’m cool because of the friends who got my back.  You all rock. Big news to come from me on the work front soon.  Ginormous […]

Misattributed feelings

I spoke at a presentation for the Texas Credit Union League last month.  CU Times contacted me to do a story on it.  That’s cool. Um, until I read the story yesterday. “Reeme, the former executive vice president of Trabian, a Plano, Tex., marketing agency, also suggested that those 60-plus-year-old directors looking at the industry’s […]

Honor

When I picked up the game of golf as a teenager, I cheated. I’d move a ball out of a bad lie. I’d drop without a penalty after plunking one in the drink (losing a ball was penalty enough, right?). I’d call a gimme putt if it were within the length of a club. After […]