The Ugliness Takes A Turn Toward Beautiful…

WOW That's really the only thing that can be said at this point. What started out as a fun little idea to raise a few dollars for charity, while simultaneously making fun of my poor grooming habits and subsequent lack of dates, has now evolved into a super fun little soap opera. First, Carl Seier made fun of my original idea that getting a haircut would actually even help me get a date anyway. He committed to shave his head - under the premise of helping raise an extra $500 - but really I think he just wanted to prove that he'd get more dates than me, even with a bald head. Well, he might not be right after all... Because now another challenger has stepped up to the plate, and this time, the additional $500 she's challenged us to raise will actually result in me getting a date. Meet Aimee, here's what ...

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Crowdsourcing Luxury Hotel Reservations in NYC, NY

Some may call it ambivalence, others may call it laziness... They may both have a point. Confession: I left my hotel reservations up to my twitter friends. What is the best luxury hotel in NYC? Any suggestions? #nyc (view original tweet) The truth is, though, I have never been to NYC before, so I thought I would ask for some suggestions from my social ...

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Phoenix, Arixona – Whole Foods, Whole Friends, Whole Lotta Fun!

When I started the Social Media Adventure, it was driven by love. (Insert a big Awwwwww, isn't that sweet? here.) More specifically, it was driven by a love for 2 things in particular: My love for people (and making new friends) A love for social media To be honest, what could be more fun than combining those things? I didn't think it was possible... But ...

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TweetUp: AJ Bombers in Milwaukee, WI – Foursquare Swarm Badge

I recently read this awesome case study on How To Use Foursquare To Draw A Crowd Into Your Restaurant (or any local business for that matter) by Steffan Antonas (@SteffanAntonas). The case study outlined how AJ Bombers - a burger restaurant in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin - capitalized on the Foursquare Swarm Badge to bring in a whole lot of customers to their location at a time that ...

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Denver Tweetup – Fun memories with the Social Media Adventure!

Talk about fun times... the tweetup in Denver was an absolute blast!  The weather was absolutely gorgeous, the sun was shining, the park was full of great people and the there was even a zipline! (Yeah, just check out the picture of me on that zipline to get an idea of a) how much fun we had, and b) what ...

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Social Media Adventure evolves into a “Social Media Love Story”

Many of you know that I chose Denver as my first stop on the Social Media Adventure for a very specific reason... (hint, it begins with @ and ends with TamaraSchilling) If you have read my original post on The Power of Social Media to Create Genuine Relationships then you know that I am passionate about connecting with people, for business and for pleasure.  Well, what began as ...

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