I had the pleasure of sitting down (via Skype) with Michelle Chmielewski who is a native Utican (my home town) living in Paris, France. Michelle is a blogger and works in community management for Synthesio and will soon be moving to Seesmic. Her video blogs about life in Paris are ones I’ve been following for a long time and her posts about Free Hugs and Putain! – have recently gone viral.
In part I we’ll talk about how she got from Utica to Paris and how she ended up at Seesmic (hint, if you want something – ask for it). We’ll also talk about the differences between the ways people in Europe and the US use social media.
In part II (coming tomorrow) we’ll talk about how she found her blogging niche, how she’s built a following and what happens when things go viral.