Friday Fun: A Virtual Hop Skip and Jump


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.

On this sunny in Hot'Lanta second day of spring I had time to skip around the blogosphere, read some twits and open some email that I had neglected. In my virtual travels I found some cool stuff. Girlfriend, put your extra secs into shakin' up a dirty martini or putting the 'company' coffee on to brew and then relax for a few and enjoy my finds for you.

  • Matt Dickson at Techno//Marketer shares the Future of Advertising presentation, complete with audio, that he developed for the Minneapolis Interactive Marketing Association.
  • Twitter_proposal Could be this be the first Twitter proposal? If so .. congrats! Looking forward the wedding Twits. Twit from @jowyang
  • Banana_florist_2
  • In metro Atlanta and haven't sent your mom Easter flowers give Banana Florist a shout out or drop by their blog or take a peak at a fun video. Love the logo. Bloggy disclosure: I received a lovely bouquet of perfect red roses along with a perfect banana.
  • For the SEO crowd a new CGC review site by Search Marketing Standard. SEMCompare it's a ratings and review site covering SEM agencies powered entirely by consumers. Only clients need apply please.
  • Another elegant and inspirational post from the Diva of Conversation - Valeria Maltoni. My favorite line - You are always good enough and ready.
  • Jane Genova shares the lessons she learned in her post on how to use blogs as a tactic for influence with the influentials.
  • You've heard of movie trailers but what about trailers to promote books? YouTube has dedicated a site just for book trailers. Awesome! This one from Jeffe at People Support.
  • If you missed WECAI's Virtual Woman's Day you can download the audio files of the great interviews. Once again Heidi has put together a beyond wonderful program.
  • Stephan Spencer has taken over the reins at the classic business blog, begun by Rick Bruner, - Business Blog Consulting .. or BBC.  Bloggy disclosure: I'm a contributing author. Stephan a post is on it's way .. promise.
  • Free, secure web browser software for parents for their children - Kidz CD.
  • A few dollars saved here and there and before you know it you've saved up for a new pair of Jimmy Choos or at least a Starbucks coffee. Deal Locker a new coupon site may help drop a few pennies into your piggy bank.
  • SOBCon08, the social media event by the Queen of Social Media - Liz Strauss is booking up. May 2-4/08 are the dates you want to be in the Windy City.
  • In his post - Talk Is Cheap For Business - Chris Brogan explores the business proposition of social media. Great convo in the comments too.
  • If you have not found the sk*rt .. the women's digg .. it's a must click.  The Queen of Spain  calls sk*rt the Digg for Chicks. Guy Kawasaki has a bit of the backstory.

.. and with that Friday Fun and just slipped into the wee hours of Saturday! 


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This was a magnificent experience for me, absolutely delightful and informative. The Prickly Pete is the perfect gift for the dude who can’t manage to keep his dirty socks off the floor.

Posted by: Remi on Mar 22, 2008 3:48:16 AM

Hi Toby:

Thanks for the shout-out. Happy you enjoyed the Heist ... and the banana. We might have to cook up a bright yellow boa just for you.

Remi: Great to see that you liked our copy for the Broquet.

Posted by: Joe from Banana Florist on Mar 22, 2008 10:25:46 AM

Thank you for the link, Diva. The personality at Banana Florist is awesome - although I am allergic to bananas even as I love receiving flowers ;-)

Looks like Business Blog Consulting assembled a solid roster of contributors.

Posted by: Valeria Maltoni on Mar 22, 2008 12:25:45 PM

@Remi - glad you enjoyed my "finds!" if you're wondering what the heck is a prickly pete it's a creative arrangement from the Banana Florist.

@Joe - a yellow boa .. how cool. may have to share with the divas :-)

@Valeria - will remember .. no bananas for the Conversation Diva. Yes, BBC is a great multiple author biz blog .. everyone please check it out.

Posted by: Toby on Mar 23, 2008 3:53:00 PM

This was a great post!

One thing though, aren't they called "tweets" and not "twits"?

Posted by: Deanna on Mar 24, 2008 6:51:23 PM

@Deanna - how funny! do you think that was a Freudian slip

Posted by: Toby on Mar 24, 2008 6:59:23 PM

Great little entry...I enjoyed the seo piece. I am always looking to boost my rank girl! I have been using a service called Rasof and it rocks my seo world. Any way I am going to enjoy my tea and continue to read your entries thanks for the tips.

Posted by: Sarah on Mar 24, 2008 9:01:59 PM

I wondered what sk*rt was when I saw it earlier today on Twitter! Now you answered it and I'll go check it out. Thanks for this list of neat places to check out...

Posted by: Josette Skilling on Mar 25, 2008 6:48:13 PM

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