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Today's blog comes from one of my mentors, Dan Sanders:
The social media, what a fascinating, fun and informative world, a place that friends stay connected or find each again after decades of separation. Suddenly, a name appears on a magic screen, and there they are just across Cyber Street waving and saying hello. I am so glad that you are here.
There are many, many lawyers to this world existing only in the minds of those that sit in front of a screen looking into a city or a small farm houses in the middle of Iowa or Nebraska. It’s like reading a book. You drift into the story, but in a cyber-world, you may be talking to a person you have never met, and a story begins to develop of where they live, what they look like, how their seasons and the weather change their lives, I can see the Kansas or Iowa corn fields that they live near, or the Gulf Cost that explodes in rage with its hurricanes. I can see winds of New England and its cold and angry oceans in winter, restlessly battering the shores. All aided by the magic of. It is truly space travel and I can go wherever I want.
What about Muscat? Have you heard the name? The first thing I thought of was the song “Muskrat Love”, but this is not muskrat its Muscat, as in Muscatel wine, Muscat is also a grape harvested through the middle east and one of the famous wines of times gone by for many of us was Muscatel.
As a blogger and pod caster I have programs through Ad Sense and my podcast host or blog host so I can tell where my hits are coming from, who is tuning in listing and reading. For example, today one report on where people had found me read; New York, Seattle, Boston, Muscat… Muscat? Where is Muscat, and how did I get here?
I got there through the magic of time and space travel. I got that through my magic cyber machine. How fascinating that someone in a region as volatile as this one, as you notice the surrounding countries. For whatever reason stumbled across my blogs and pod cast and stayed awhile (I also get length of visit reports.) I wonder if they tried to picture what I look like or what the place I live in is like. I tried doing that with them, but I have no idea what living in that region that real town of Muscat is like. However, in some way I am connected there, and that’s really cool.
I knock the media a lot, especially talking heads newsy types. I spent at this time about 50 years, in one way or another, rattling around in the halls of “Media” and I have a lot of disgruntle feeling about it. But I felt good to find and say some good things. Now I’m off to jump on 2013 cyber zoom and take a ride through space and see what I can find. Oh! And if this finds you, say hello. http://dbsanders.podbean.com/2013/09/08/muscat-and-social-media/