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What? Are you reading this?
Ha! So if you're reading this, I am IMPRESSED. Because I have not posted anything since February! That's silly, I know.

I've been heavily involved in this crazy thing called running a business. It's been taking all my time, pretty much. So the only real social networking I do is with friends on Facebook, a little Tweeting here and there, and then my company's blog. Which I should update more often. It's all about internet marketing and all that. I try to put good stuff in there, about all the relevant information I come across, but should do it more often.

So in my endeavors, one of the things I did was take a class from a guy called Perry Marshall. He's a cool guy, one of the best-known gurus for Google AdWords in the country. It's on my list of things to do to meet him someday. I did get to meet him on the phone, talk to him one-on-one. He's a good guy.

Anyway, I took his class, it wasn't exactly cheap (I went for the "Gold" package"). It was to cover all the bases on my gaps in my AdWords knowledge. And I did learn a bit, although I think I knew more than a few others in the class.

At the end of the class he had a competition. He asked anyone who wanted to enter to put info about the knowledge they had gained and how they were able to use it to improve their AdWords results. I was able to get some good results with a client of mine using Perry's info, so I entered. Turns out I won!

So what does this have to do with anything? Well, most of my friends (and sister) have an iPhone. I haven't caved yet, partly because of the cost (and the fact I have no spending money right now), partly because I didn't want to get the first release of the iPhone. But hey - the prize for being one of the 3 winners of Perry's competition was actually a shiny new iPhone 3Gs. So it works out! And it turns out this new model actually has a video camera built into it. Plus, being Apple and all, it of course can upload directly to YouTube.

Basically - I'm considering moving my blogging to more of a personal perspective video blog (vlog, I believe is the common term for it). I've already created a matching YouTube account (I snagged it just now, actually, mid-paragraph). I was just curious about anyone who MIGHT be reading this still - would that be a worthwhile adjustment? Could it be cool? Video is the online revolution, so perhaps it could be interesting. Just put vlog posts up when I see something video-worthy. Although my awesome random links won't fit in quite as well. But I COULD post them in the description next to my videos.

Let me know what you think!

And of course, I can't stop without putting a worthwhile random link here. I still find them, just haven't been sharing regularly. Naughty me! But this one might make up for some of my lacklusterness. It's a true story - it's all about a boy on a full mysterious adventure... an awesome one.
I got an iPhone last week; the hubby got sick of my Windows Mobile device crapping out on me and me stomping around swearing about it. So he and two others drug me in to do something about that.

I don't have the video one (I got the hand me down, which was fine with me as it does what I want), but my favorite thing is to take pictures of things to put on Twitter. It's actually freakishly cool. At first it feels dirty, like I'm one of "those people". After that, I adjust. I see a lot of neat things in my travels through Seattle, and one of the things I regretted was not being able to document it in a form other than just text. I wanted to share those things I talked about as pictures, and now I can. And it's really flippin' sweet, dude. It's snippets of life taken further. You could do the same with video.

So I say if you can, go for it. See if you can get a discount on hardware for a contract. It's still expensive, but it's cool. And the apps are neat. It's a nifty nerdy toy (and I say that as a very reluctant convert, so I think that holds *some* weight).

That aside: DO IT. You know you want to!
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How interesting. Seems that I'm getting a ton of comments from people who THINK their SEO is improving by making their silly comments. I will leave them up as they are all inane AND insane for thinking so.
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