Archive for January, 2012

London Olympics Ban Volunteers From Social Media? My Thoughts on 96.3 KTWN.

January 9, 2012 4 comments

An announcement today by the London Olympics Organising Committee (LOCOG) stated that the 70,000 unpaid volunteers will not be able to use social media to mention details of their location, their role or any backstage information about athletes, celebrities or “dignitaries” on social media. However, the volunteers are welcome to disseminate any official London 2012-sanctioned information to their followers.

As a social media strategist, I have some educated opinions on this topic. This is where 96.3 KTWN comes into play. I have been invited to give my professional opinion on this during Tuesday’s morning show with Eric Perkins and Tony Fly at 6:30am.

I would love to get your thoughts on the Olympic volunteer ban. Share a comment that is worthy and I will mention it on the air. Hope you listen in and share your feedback!

Update: I have a link to the audio for my radio debut. Listen in and enjoy. Maybe you will hear me on the radio again in the very near future! Thank you all for your support!

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Minor League Search, Professional Results

January 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Earlier this week, I was searching for a history of all minor league sports teams that have been in Minnesota. Some that come to mind: the Minneapolis Millers baseball, St. Paul Saints baseball, Minnesota Moose hockey, and the Minnesota Thunder soccer club.

However, in my search, I did not find any of the above mentioned in the first four results on Google. I did find the Minnesota Wild as the highest ranked team.

Minnesota Wild minor league search result

I found it a bit humorous as there have been many minor league players promoted to the professional club and have times made it feel like it was the Houston Aeros skating and not the Minnesota Wild. Of course, that has no bearing on the search result.

If the Minnesota Wild is aware of this, they should not be happy about their ranking for this term. The only mention of minor-league affiliates on the Wikipedia page is regarding the Houston Aeros and Bakersfield Condors on the third paragraph.

I wonder if putting the one sentence mentioning the minor-league affiliates lower in the post would help change the ranking.

That is my odd search result of the week. Other than the Rick Santorum search controversy, have you seen anything odd that caught your eye?


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2011: A Year of Change and Learning. 2012: A Year of Finding.

January 3, 2012 2 comments

Entering 2011, I felt rather comfortable and happy with where things were in my life. I had an enjoyable, stable job. I had a great, stable relationship. I was healthy and looking forward to my second Grandma’s Marathon. I was ready for 2011 and everything it would bring.

I closed 2011 with a very new and enjoyable job. The great, stable relationship went a different direction and is no longer. Additional things and events made 2011 forgettable. Numerous people quit on me in 2011. It hurt. It sucked. It is something I will never forget. 2011 was not a complete wash. Every moment provides a learning experience.

What I learned in 2011:

  • I desperately need to learn how to relax and slow down at the right times.
  • I need to trust my instincts more and act on them. Too many times in 2011, my gut told me what was going on. For some reason, I rarely acted on my instincts and paid the price each time. For the record, my instincts were not wrong once.
  • While I communicate well in most situations, this is an area needing improvement in other aspects of life.
  • If you want to accomplish something, it needs to be a priority and some things will need to be sacrificed.
  • I learned so much about what I want out of myself, my family, friends and whoever I date next.
  • Often, I tell others to become more selfish. While giving is great, at some point you must consider yourself first. Jason, listen to yourself more.
  • I enjoy wearing glasses.

2012 is here and I could not be happier.

What will I do in  2012:

  • A bigger focus on my health. A healthy me will accomplish so much more.
  • A happy attitude in turning 30, or 29.2 🙂 It is better then the alternative.
  • Expand my horizons and enjoy more new experiences.
  • Get back into playing golf. It has been over two years since I have swung a club which is a gosh darn shame!
  • Expand my friendship base and network. I have said that I have too many friends. That has to be one of the dumbest statements to ever come out of my mouth.

2012 will be a better year than 2011 was. I am looking forward to new experiences, a new age and new memories. If you stick with me, I promise it will be worth your time.

Happy 2012 to you and yours!


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