66 days of not a single blog post… and I know I owe you an explanation. I guess I owe myself one, too. It’s that point in summer when the reality check hits and it feels like it ended before it even started. This summer has been a whirlwind.
I’ve spent the last 2.5 months getting acquainted with a new company, position(s), coworkers, and work/life balance. The work part is there. I’m energized with the challenge and excitement of being the new Director of Sales & Marketing (and interim Private Event Planner) at Marathon, though I’m seriously lacking in personal time. It’s an amazing experience seeing what the Borish family has built over the last 26 years and the love & time they still put into its success every single day. The first inspiration for this post.
One July morning, I was cruising the timeline on Marathon’s twitter (Follow me/us @eatmarathon) and came across @jgibbard’s FourSquare check in at the Starbuck‘s across the street from our 1818 Market location. That’s a no go! I sent him a quick @reply suggesting he scoot over to Marathon next time for a $1 cup of our locally-roasted Chestnut Hill Coffee, gratuitous #hashtag included. Jeff thought it was a pretty rad way of inviting someone into our restaurant and started popping in to Marathon for lunch.
Today, we finally got some face-time to share our ideas & experiences with social media. During our lunch, I brought up my food blogging, or lack thereof this summer. Jeff’s natural response – He couldn’t imagine not making the time to work on his blog. It means that much to him. And it reminded me that mine means that much to me, too.
So here goes, on the 66th day:
after Easy Mac for dinner (2 nights in a row)
a new career
a missed 1-year blogiversary
and a scorching hot summer
I’m done with the excuses.
Check out Jeff’s words of social media wisdom on his blog!
Social Media Philanthropy