I went to my first Diamondbacks game last night courtesy of Cox Communication and CoxGiglife. I was invited by a person I follow on twitter and you know you are not in Los Angeles any more when you get invited to an event like that and they actually make it happen! It rocked but I have no more #hashtags to give for at least a few days. Don’t quote me because that is a lie.
Social Media events are always funny because everyone has to get their tweets or facebook posts in before everyone else. I am included in this but I think that my tweets may have been a bit “snarky “ for some.
But, the beauty of social media is that it marries people from different backgrounds with a common channel of distributing information but more importantly interacting with customers or fans. So, I can be as snarky as I want because my readers like that! Plus, It’s ok because I was laughing at my own tweets and that means I am doing a good job. No it doesn’t but I still laughed and I like laughing. You usually spend a lot of time looking at the top of people’s heads, looking at their phones or laptops during tweet-ups but not at this one. Last night, was one of the best gatherings of social media people where we were actually socializing and talking to one another.
It was so refreshing to talk to people coupled with the Beyonce powered fan cooling us off from the Arizona heat. I loved that fan and now wish I would have recorded myself talking into it so I could hear how weird my voice sounded while looking like I was not trying to fall over from the herculean strength blowing from its blades. I want one. I tried to take a windy picture with my hair blowing and I looked dumb so, don’t do that. Leave it to Beyonce….like all the time….every-day….all-day ….never-ending ….blowing hair.
They had baseball which is my favorite (still a SF Giants fan no matter which zip I reside), beer I could not drink because I have been on a cleanse for the last 30 days and hot dogs that smelled like they were begging me to take a bite out of them but I had to just say no and eat my protein bar (even though my heart said pass the sauerkraut). Hot dogs are way better but so is getting a good side angle shot. Will power queen in this corner. What else? Bubbles in the shapes of stars, and the word COX and little men.
It’s literally raining cox all around! My lucky day! pic.twitter.com/SqldJV5Ulk
— MelanysGuydlines ® (@Melanyb12) August 8, 2014
It was really cool to watch. Plus, I got introduced to this guy called Digeez who I did not know was going to end up leaving my imaginary boyfriend for at the end of the night.
Part way through the tweet up I experienced a world-class twitter chat called #mediachat which was impressive to watch. I still don’t chat via twitter but I am sure that it is the next step. I took notes and asked a lot of questions, as does someone like me who needs to know what is going on and why I am not a part of it already! These chats enable a bunch of people to chat and be social with one another about the daily topic – whatever that may be. I am social so it is a perfect fit.
#mediachat – You want to follow these guys and join in! Trust me.
What really impressed me was how Cox Communication has embraced the power of social media and making it what it should be, which is social! They host intimate gatherings like these often and they are on the right track! Similar to AMEX and the way they reward their customers. They are more than a cable or credit card company. Crazy idea? Well, you would be surprised at how many companies don’t do that or don’t get it. They are working off the same concept as I used to when in the music business. We offered fans their very own VIP exclusive experience with food, drink and rockstars. We all want to be VIPS even just for a day. What more could one ask for? How about watching a Diamondbacks game from the Cox and Fox Sports suites with a lot of free ipads? YES please, but I can’t believe I did not win one. Next time!
However, what I did win was my new boyfriend Digeez. Aren’t we cute together? Don’t tell Tigger because I am cheating on him kinda.
Besides getting to interact and tweet like a maniac, I took a bunch of photos. So, I know you want to see because I took them for you. This is a peak into a VIP twitter influencer event. It was fun and I want to go again. Thanks to all of you that organized this event and you will all be in my wedding.
BTW – Ironically, today Forbes was taking nominations for the top 100 websites for women but again they are not the best at this type of social media or even interacting at a social level. Last year, no one could figure out the site because it is so complicated, plus there was no promo for the list nominations and no one to tweet to for questions. Sorry Forbes – FAIL. But, anyway I wrote about why I should be on that list and this gives you a little more insight as to what I do, the way I do and why if you could figure out the site without a manual in both English and French should nominate me! Happy weekend and be social.
I am nominating my blog MelanysGuydlines.com to be on this list because it needs to be there. I was nominated many times last year and did not make it but I am back and snarkier than ever. I am proud of what I have achieved with my blog, micro blogs, social media influencer status and brand ambassador work in the past year. Plus, I won the Bad Ass Blog Award for best Sex, Dating and Relationship blog 2014 from the Indie Chicks (part of Forbes top 100 websites for Women -2013) and am a member of the University of Arizona Advisory board for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences where I both learn and share social media knowledge with students who are our future. This year, I come back to you stronger and more determined to continue to carve my own niche in the blogosphere and you can be sure that my blog is unlike any others. MelanysGuydlines started after a very tough time in my life and humor has helped heal me and been my cathartic outlet. I hope what I create provides comedic relief to others suffering through similar situations or even from just the daily trials and tribulations in life. If I have provided even one person with a laugh and release – I have done my job! I love my fans that have helped me along the way and interact with each and every one of them on all my channels, which sets me apart from some other people in my field. I am in awe of social media and I love that I am both a teacher and student in this field that keep me sane, snarky, constantly entertained and driven to succeed more than ever in a world that sometimes isn’t so fair.
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