What Can Happen if A Blog Post Goes Viral? Here’s the Buzz!

What's all the Buzz about Viral Marketing?Soooo…last summer I wrote a blog about my Pop’s Carpenter Bee Traps that he made for me (because they were driving me CRAZY on the farm — and eating holes in my cabin!) I helped build them. Well, mostly I got in Pop’s way and made him stop repeatedly so I could take photos for my blog. You know me, I wanted to help my blog readers who might ALSO have this problem. I wanted a good, step-by-step DIY guide to help them figure out how build one for themselves!

This week, that year-old blog went viral and — suddenly — I had requests from readers to see if I would either 1.) Loan out Pops (not happening, folks) or 2.) See if he would make one, or two for them. Continue reading

Cool Find: New Musical Artist

Perhaps she’s been around awhile (I’ve not done the research), but she’s a recent discovery for me. Her name is Lindsey Stirling. She’s a dancer and a violinist. And, she’s amazing.

Here’s the first video I saw (complements of the Honey Badger, who found her first). In this particular song, she’s joined by Lzzy Hale of Halestorm (whom I adore and have seen in concert SEVERAL times with the Honey Badger.)

This particular video is a work of art, aside from the music and the vocals. Enjoy!

And, if you liked this as much as I did, here’s a nice little 30-minute compilation of other songs by Ms. Stirling:

Check out her other videos as well, most of them are visually STUNNING! (Not to mention beautiful to your ears.)

I’m Seldom Jealous of iPhone Users

Clumsy Ninja Hits Android Market!I don’t really care much for the iPhone. Sure, I loved it when it first came out — when it was cutting edge. I have a soft place in my heart for such things. Always will. But then… it didn’t really improve dramatically. Mostly, it stayed small and caused me to squint.

These days, I’m rockin’ a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 — with the pen ubercoolness and the ability to record and share data in any way that turns me on — by long hand writing, with clips to my scrap book, or uploading things I’m researching directly from my phone to my Evernote.

I’m loving it… but I must admit that there was one silly little program that my Apple-wielding son had on his iPhone that made me a little jealous. It was called Clumsy Ninja. Yes, it’s a silly little program, but absolutely adorable. He’s had it for ages and I’ve (im)patiently waited for it to hit the Android in Google Play. I’d all but given up… then today — TA-DA! it arrived.

I’m not a big gamer, but I like having a few little amusements on my phone. I like playing games before bed to wind down from the day. And now… I have Clumsy Ninja!!

It’s free and you can get it here. Go check it out, my Android brethren! :)

Online Gaming: My Unconventional Experiment in Marketing

Online Gaming as an Experiment in MarketingI’ve recently started playing an online game in my *cough* free time. Since I have it on my phone, it happens during those moments I used to spend learning something — reading articles I’d saved, checking email obsessively, and similar pursuits. But, I’m having quite a bit of fun with it and I’m testing out some… are you ready… marketing theories! Continue reading

An Android Camera Review: The Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy CameraSide view of GalaxyOk, the initial “wow” factor is pretty long-lasting. I love this camera. My 69-year-old mother loves this camera, my 15-year-old daughter loves this camera, and even my professional photographer and videographer boyfriend was impressed (and now wants one!). Verizon has this camera.

I was just thrilled to have the opportunity to play with it and offer a personal review of this new device. Continue reading