Photo of the Day – Bright Chihuly Bowls

Another photo from the Chihuly Garden & Glass Gallery in Seattle, Washington. One of my favorite parts of the exhibit was these bowls, only lit by bright white light, showed off Dale Chihuly’s imagination and talent with coloured glass. Missed a photo of the day? Check out the entire album on flickr and consider liking…

I Want You To Help Me!

Many times these last couple of days, I’ve seen people scream out into the Twittersphere, begging for customer service, expecting to get their problems solved, when help is just a phone call away. Twitter isn’t always going to help you. Sure, the best companies may recognize that twitter is a quick-response option to small customer…

Service Failure, Three Ways

Wow. We’ve all had experiences with a utility that makes us cringe. None have made me cringe more than the cable company. It’s a service many of us can’t really live without, yet, there’s no competition in that space. So, we’re forced to endure the worst of the worst when it comes to Customer Service….

Quote of the Day – Happy Twitter Birthday, Schnik!

Heh. I’ve been on twitter three years as of today. Lucky me? In that time, I’ve “tweeted” 81,566 times, an average of 27,188 per year, 75 per day, or 3 per hour… If you follow me, you’ll know that it seems far greater than that. In those three years, beginning from #Seriously to today, I’ve…

What My Blog Says About Me.

Lets be honest. I don’t put a whole lot of thought into my blog. I don’t have an editorial strategy of what I’m going to post. I do, however, put a lot of “me” into this space. The sub-theme, “Heaping Scoops Of My Brain,” isn’t just clever witticism, This space is really all about what…

Are You There? It’s Me, Schnik.

I. Love. Twitter. There, I’ve said it. I love the instant-communicative nature of webchat. I love that I can pose a question to a news anchor, while they’re on air, and they’ll respond to me during the commercial, or sometimes, when they’re not on camera. That’s instant power. There’s something about that connection that just…

“Public” Relation….Ship…

The real title of this post is: “Relationships in the age of social media.” I’ve been thinking about this post for a while now. I’ve seen some relationships flourish and flounder from my front row seat on Facebook and Twitter. To get the full perspective we should back up a bit. In the 50’s, you…

To Be (Re)Purposed To Death…

If you follow along, you’ll recall that I posted this: To Be Purposed To Death in which I describe my unhappiness at being affronted by all these networking events which turn into “cause”ups. I took a great deal of flak from that. I was told: “It’s for a good cause, why don’t you just support…

Everybody Loves Presence

I was thinking. There are so many times when I’ve had insomnia, have been up late, or just plain was paying attention where I’ve noted that friends of mine post things automatically. I like to comment on those things, and then I wait…. and wait… and wait… and wait… and wait… Then, hours later, I…

O.H. in the E.R.

I was at home one recent Saturday night when all of a sudden I started feeling some punch-you-in-the-gut-and-beg-for-mercy type stomach pains. After about an hour of it, with no real relief in sight, I thought, maybe I should consider a trip to Urgent care/ER. Now, if you know me, I’ll put up with some serious…