In part II of my conversation with Michelle Chmielewski, we’ll talk about how she found her blogging niche, how she’s built a following and what happens when things go viral. If you’ve missed part I – click here. We talk about Michelle’s move from Utica to Paris, what her role of a community manager was like and the cultural differences between the ways people use social media in Europe and the US.
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
When I gave a talk about Bootstrapping in the Mohawk Valley to the MV Young Professionals group last month, one of the points I tried to drive home was that you need to surround yourself with people that make things…and that you should make something too. Whether those things are businesses, films, music, art, pieces or writing -whatever- I think it’s really important, no matter where you live. They will
I was having some food the other night with my good friend Geoff Storm and he got talking to me about how cool the tour at the New Belgium brewery in Colorado was. What impressed him the most was how they try to help employees be more green, and have built a really cool corporate culture (see the video below for some context). And they’re not afraid to show that culture off to visitors. Things like flexible hours, b
Live music isn’t dead. Far from it. But I come from an area that doesn’t have a huge live scene and a large swath of the population would rather go out on a Friday night to sing along with Bon Jovi covers than listen to original live music. This presents a big problem for lots of acts that maybe can’t take off on tour to bigger markets due to family or work commitments. So I’ve been really fa
Today I’m continuing my chat with Erika Napoletano of Redhead Writing. Now we’re really talking business… Part III covers owning your brand as well as the agency / client relationship. She has some great advice for how to work with agencies and how build a great long-term relationship with clients. If you missed Parts I and II – no biggie, just click to get brought up to speed on Erika’s
I recently had the pleasure of getting to speak with Erika Napoletano – better known online as Redhead Writing. I first started reading her work about a year ago through the re-tweets of some people I followed on Twitter and found her writing style as well as her sense of humor to be both smart and hilarious. It’s also not for those who are afraid of colorful language…. For the uninitiated, Erika is