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This is a blog from my Manager Miriam Gomberg! You can follow her @http://miriamgomberg.wordpress.com

Recently, I had a conversation with my manager Miriam Gomberg. Her Daughter was dating this guy for a while and Miriam asked her are they officially in a relationship? The Daughter replied ” I think so, but I am not sure if we are Facebook status worthy.”

On your Facebook page profile there is a metric for your relationship status that includes several options: married, single, in a relationship, engaged, it’s complicated, open relationship, widowed, divorced, civil union, separated, etc. I never really gave it much thought because I am married and my choice for relationship status was easy. After her comment, I thought about it and decided to research what makes up a Facebook status worthy relationship for others.

My Daughter informed me that before stalking someone on Facebook (yeah, I got the same idea from that one), you check to see if the person of interest is taken, and how serious it is.

Facebook Stalking, like regular stalking, allows the stalker to secretly gather information about the person they are interested in; the stalkee if you will. Unlike regular stalking, Facebook Stalking is less likely to have an illegal component and is generally accepted by it’s voyeuristic victims. The argument being, that if you didn’t want others to know about your life, you wouldn’t post it all over the internet.

Person 1: Do you have a crush on Billy?

Person 2: I’m not sure yet, I need to go home and do some Facebook Stalking first.

Jenny Caruso. December 2008. via http://www.urbandictonary .com

It is interesting how people react to a change in your Facebook relationship status. My Daughter officially changed hers after we spoke yesterday to “being in a relationship.” I looked at her page (does this make me a fb stalker?) and since she changed it,about 19 hours ago, she has had 14 comments and 11 likes about her status change.

I personally understand that there is no such thing as privacy on Facebook or any other platform, which is why I do my best to present myself in a somewhat professional manner and keep private things, private. Because I am a fairly open book, I really don’t feel the need to hide who I am or what I am about.

My personal branding professor,  made it clear that you never post anything to any social media outlet that you don’t want made public.  You never know who may be Facebook stalking you, including your boss, mom, friends, enemies, ex-boyfriends, and so on…Give me your feed back! What do you think about Facebook status? If you come in to view my page can you please leave a comment as I will do the same when I visit your blog!

This is a blog from my Manager Miriam Gomberg! You can follow her @http://miriamgomberg.wordpress.com

Quote for the day:

 Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action. When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams, you can enroll the world. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I saw something on the web yesterday and the question was how do you speak to ghost? The answer was just like you would speak to any person. Although the person did say just because you speak to them don’t expect for them to speak back to you.

Which leads to my question. Do you believe in ghost? Have you ever had an encounter with a ghost? I can say that in my lifetime I have had two encounters. The first time I was about 6 or 7 years old and there was a woman sitting at the edge of my bed at first

Just looking at me and then she took the covers and covered me up. I told my Mom about it the next day and explained to my Mom exactly what the woman looked liked and she told me it was my Grandmother! I wasn’t afraid for some reason I believe because I was younger. The thing is I never saw my Grandmother because she died before I was born.

The second encounter was when I was 17 years old. It was really creepy then because I was older and it scared the crap out of me. My Sister and I shared a room and my Sister slept closer to the door. Well this man was standing there at the edge of my bed staring at me while I was sleeping. I turned over and saw him standing there watching me. Well I was frozen at first from fear of course and then I jumped up, jumped over my Sister’s bed and ran out in the hallway. My heart is beating extra fast and I go into the kitchen. My baby brother who was around 9 or 10 at the time was having an epileptic seizure on the floor. I ran into my Mom’s room to tell her about my Brother. My Mom jumped up and ran into the kitchen and was able to help him. You see the man who was standing at the foot of my bed I called him my angel. If it wasn’t for him being there In my room my brother would have died. True story! There are things that we don’t understand but it doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. Do you believe in ghost, angels etc? Do you have a story to tell? If so please share!

Quote for the day:

” When you are down to nothing, god is up to something. The faithful see the invisible, believe the incredible and then receive the impossible.”

Author Unknown

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I wanted to share a little something about myself. I have talked to friends and people in general about their families and some of them don’t realize how lucky they are. I hear some saying how annoying their Mom can be. That  they don’t get along with their Mom. That she is so irritating. Blah, blah, blah! Well that is what I here after a while because my Mom passed away when she was 58 years old. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. Now don’t get me wrong when I was younger we butted heads all the time too. I am the oldest and I felt that I was always getting picked on. I say getting picked on because I always had to set the example for my Sisters and Brother. If my Mom said to go left I would go right just for the hell of it. As I grew up and  had children  I could relate to her. It seemed as though when we really started to understand each other and get close she was gone. All of you that still have your Mom and Dad around cherish them every single day. Yes they can be a pain sometimes, but you never know when they are going to leave this earth. Call them as often as you can, spend time with them. I know all of you have your own families and work to contend  with but don’t ever forget how you got here. When you take the time from your busy schedules to reach out to them they will appreciate it more than you know. So my question to you….have you made that call today? Thank you for checking out my site and comments would be very much appreciated!

Quote for today: Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice, But for those who love, Time is eternity. by Henry Van Dyke

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Intrigued!

To blog or not to blog that was my question. The more I thought about it the more blogging intrigued me. So here I am I have officially joined the blogging community. This is a huge step for me. I just hope that my post will touch and inspire others as some of the blogs that I have read have definitely inspired me. Thank you wordpress.com for this opportunity.

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