Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Streamline in 2009 I Did Not

Filed under: Blogging, Motivation, Social Media — by Glenda at 1:36 pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2009

For the past two years I have followed Christine Kane’s lead in choosing one word to guide me through the year. Focus was my word for 2008. What I discovered about finding focus was interesting and quite helpful.

Frustrated with needing to manage several lines of communications – emails, tweets Facebook comments and the like – my word for 2009 was streamline.

In 2009 I intended
To email, DM and PM
My people, peeps and tweeps
For wazoodles, widgets and gidgets
To follow, connect and friend
Friends, readers, robots too!

I did not find a way
I am sad to say
To mash together
Facebook, Linkedln, Flickr,
YouTube, Viddler, and Twitter.

I did not find a way
To be the best connector,
Inter-actor and communicator
With one left thumb.

“The reason?” you ask.
I was too busy
Emailing, tweeting, commenting,
Following, too,
To find a better way.
Streamline in 2009, I did not.

But, all is not lost.
There’s still hope
For a new year begins soon
And I’m giving myself a redo!

A do-over to try again
To mash together
All these messages,
To be the best connector,
Inter-actor and communicator
With one left thumb.

Will you help me
Streamline in 2010?
Would you leave your
Thoughts, ideas and tips
On wazoodles, widgets and gidgets
To follow, connect and friend
Friends, readers, robots too,
In the comment box below, please?
I thank you,
My friends, my readers,
My followers, too!

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4 Comments »

Comment by Terrill Thompson

December 17, 2009 @ 4:57 am

people, peeps and tweeps
wazoodles, widgets and gidgets

Wow, makes me appreciate what a Seussian world we live in!

Comment by Jacqui

December 17, 2009 @ 5:03 am

I am completely clueless about most of what you have said, hehe. I facebook and have just started trying to figure out Google Wave. Not sure if Wave would help with anything or not.

Comment by Joanna Young

December 19, 2009 @ 1:13 am

Glenda, I am sure you’re not alone. Thanks for your honesty in looking at your word & how it changed things.

I wonder… if there’s a a different word that would help you change things? Like simplify, or release, or ‘no’? I’m not sure there’s a widget that would help – maybe it’s something in us that we need to do instead?

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