Friday Fun: Three For Three

07/06/2007

Friday Fun is Diva Marketing's virtual happy hour from cosmos to Jack to lemonade. A waiting for the weekend 'playground' time to be sophisticated-silly. Or sometimes just plain silly.

Three_little_kiddies Play a game, read a great biz book and or listen to a few great biz ideas. BBF (best blog friends) have some awesome suggestions. The post is long because of the lists .. but girlfriend I know you can scroll pretty fast!

One For Three - play a game

When Lewis Green tagged me to play a new meme (a viral game where you get know a little bit more about your fav bloggers) I told him perhaps we should be playing jump rope. But that's rather difficult to do online so I'm telling you .. 8 Random Things About Me (yawning is allowed but no loud snoring).

Update: Steve Woodruff also wanted me to play tag with him. So Steve this is for you too!

1. I hate technology - It's what it can do that excites me
2. I'm getting addicted to My Face - Watch for interesting business applications as it matures
3. I love ice cream - It makes me happy. I don't know why it just does.
4. I love learning about and drinking wine - Have taken several courses and altho I enjoy a really nice bottle I love discovering great wines under $10
5. I love to travel - One day I'll have the $ and time to travel for fun and not business
6. I love the comedian Kathy Griffin - I can totally relate to the D List thing
7. I love jazz, music from the 40's and of course show tunes - Why? past boyfriend, my dad, theatre major
8. I love the ocean and I love watching storms on the ocean - Walks on the beach are calming, inspiring, and invigorating.

The rules are I get to tag 8 (random) people .. 

Joe Reger

Average Jane

Arun Rajogopla

Ted Demppoulos

Dr. Ellen Weber

Paul Chaney

Philippe

Roxanne - maybe Rox will do a Barefoot on the Beach video (smile)

Two For Three - read a great biz book

Geoff Livingston found a creative use Facebook. He created an "email wiki" and invited some friends to help develop a list of  25+ must-read social media, marketing and PR books. This list was compiled by Chris Abraham, Toby Bloomberg, Eric Eggertson, Susan Getgood, Kami Huyse, Ike Pigott and of course Geoff Livingston. Thanks for the code Geoff!

In addition to listing the authors alphabetically by name, Geoff linked their blogs or home pages (you can get their books via Amazon, bn.com or any other preferred book seller).

Chris Anderson, The Long Tail
Paul Bausch, Matthew Haughey, and Meg Hourihan, We Blog
Rebecca Blood,  The Weblog Handbook
Todd Defren, PR 2.0 Essentials (e-book)
Susannah Gardner, Buzz Marketing with Blogs for Dummies
James Gleick, Faster
Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz,  How to Do Everything with Podcasting
Rok Hrastnik, Unleash the Marketing & Publishing Power of RSS
Hugh Hewett, Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation That's Changing Your World
Joeseph Jaffe, Life After the Thirty Second Spot
Avinash Kaushik,  Web Analytics: An Hour a Day
Richard Laermer, Punk Marketing (with Mark Simmons) & Full Frontal PR (with Michael Pricinello)
Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, Freakonomics
Christopher Locke, Rick Levine, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger, the Cluetrain Manifesto
Christopher Locke (linked above), Gonzo Marketing
Mike Moran, Search Engine Marketing
Katie Paine, Measuring Success (free e-Book)

There For Three - listen to a few great biz ideas

Susan Getgood and David Meerman Scott did a terrific job with their audio webinar on blogger relations 101.

Sidebar: More on Blogger Relations
Agencies Miss The "Relations" In Blogger Relations Strategies
From Blogger Relations To Blogger Relations Programs
 
Swag-for-post: An Integration of Traditional And Social Media Strategies

Tris Hussey and Jim Turner, One By One Media, mix it up, social media style, with their new show Mediasphere.

Wayne Hurlbert's show, Blog Business Success, is becoming a classic.

Happy 07-07-2007!

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Comments

Thanks for the link to the webinar.

I too am finding Facebook addictive.

Posted by: Susan Getgood on Jul 6, 2007 10:05:05 PM

Thanks Toby you need to call in so we can get you on live!

Posted by: Jim Turner on Jul 6, 2007 11:26:34 PM

I forgot to also tell you that I just finished John's book on Duct Tape Marketing and found it to be a great read for small businesses.

Posted by: Jim Turner on Jul 6, 2007 11:28:55 PM

Susan - So many options to communicate. will be interesting to see in what direction Facebook grows now that MySpace is opening the door to open source widget development.

Jim - Thanks for the heads up about John's book. His blog is full of great information for small biz people so I would assume his book would be great. http://tinyurl.com/3cba9t

I sure will call in and talk live with you and Tris!

Posted by: Toby on Jul 6, 2007 11:53:46 PM

Toby,

We have much in common: I love ice cream, travel, music and the ocean, and I performed in community theater.

Posted by: Lewis Green on Jul 7, 2007 9:37:51 AM

Wow - not many blogs into this site I was blown away by the way that you are using all eight intelligences and many of the most current brain facts to keep life and fun and insights alive! Thanks for the great find and I'll be back soon!

Posted by: ellen weber on Jul 7, 2007 5:18:14 PM

Hi Toby,

Thanks for tagging me.

Posted by: Philippe on Jul 8, 2007 9:42:54 AM

It took me until Sunday, but I've finished my post with my 8 things.

Posted by: Jane on Jul 8, 2007 11:17:59 PM

Aha, just getting her and seeing my name! Google alerts didn't pick me up, so I'm now finally off to post 8 random things about me.

Posted by: Ted Demopoulos, The Blogging for Business Guy on Jul 28, 2007 9:32:53 PM

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