The High of the Social Media Buzz #GettySocial

Posted on February 21st, 2013 by & filed under Blog Venture, Everything Miz Meliz

I must say I am still on a high from my so-called social media life!

I do love being a blogger, and I love living in Los Angeles. Many of my readers are my friends and have asked me why I get to do fun things and how I find out about them. My answer is usually, “Social Media.” ” I found out online.” “I heard about it on Facebook.” “I just got lucky, I guess.” It’s true, I hear about events or get invited to them many times because of my role as a blogger. I am asked to review something or Tweet about it. This is often in return for free food, a goody bag, or a movie pass. Mostly I would Tweet or Blog about it anyway because I like to share my experiences. I love to write about what is happening in my life. Of course that would include my activities. As I hope I have proven, it is possible to create your own adventures. Anyone can make an adventure out of any outing. Just make it fun and enjoy yourself!

Now and then I find myself in a somewhat surreal position.

Last weekend, my hubby and I attended an event that took place at The Getty Museum. I did hear about this in my So Cal Lady Blogger Group from PR Pro (Hot Shot and friend) Ana Lydia Monaco. It was a special event about and for the influence of social media put together by Ted Nguyen, Lana Layne, Laura Bittler, and Beverly Macy, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beverly-macy/social-la-is-hot-influenc_b_2712137.html For more pictures and a unique look at the event see my friend from So Cal Lady Blogger’s, Marcie Taylor’s Storify: http://storify.com/marciemarketing/getting-social-at-the-getty

All the attendees were asked to use the “hashtag” #GettySocial which makes it so nice to search for all things related to the event on Instagram and Twitter. Take a look, you will find participants and instigators alike hamming it up and enjoying the fruits of their labor. . . you will even find a jingle a la @youtoocanbeguru Bridget Willard!

The highlight for us was hearing the guest speaker, an admired Hollywood business owner, Nic Adler of The Roxy.

Even more exciting was getting to meet him and talk with him. On our way there we discussed what we would ask him if we had the opportunity. He was so approachable and easy to talk with that we soon found ourselves forgetting our prepared questions and just talking about our favorite bands. We talked about how fast tickets sell out these days and Nic gave me a great piece of advice. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of this before, but it is a great way to use what I consider to be an integral part of social media – Google Alerts! Just set an alert and get an email every time that topic hits the news. Problem solved! Another feature that I discovered . . . You can personalize the freakin’ news in “your world!” http://youtu.be/JmxL5BlVzZQ Just make your own News Channels. Why not?

How do you modify and personalize your Google Platform? Have you been building your own Social Community?

Tweet me @MizMeliz!

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7 responses to “The High of the Social Media Buzz #GettySocial”

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  4. I’m a big fan of Google Alerts myself. I have them set up for travel and it’s often the best way I found out travel industry information, great travel articles and other travel bloggers/writers. As for social media, I love it. I use everything ranging from FB, Twitter, Google + and so on. The newest one I’ve started using is Vine which I love. The world feels like such a smaller place with social media which is especially important to me living in Asia away from most of my close friends and family.

    • MizMeliz says:

      I was lucky enough to sit next to you at a conference and we exchanged Tweets but I doubt that I could call you friend if it weren’t for Social Media! Thanks for your comment! I can’t wait to hear about your next trip!

  5. Marcie says:

    It was so great to finally meet you in person. Thank you for including me in this post. I have met so many awesome people and experienced some great things through social media! Here’s to more adventures, MizMeliz

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