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Hawaii Tourism Authority breaks the mold with a bloggers fam tour

30. May 2009


The “fam tour” or “familiarization tour” is standard practice by which tourism boards and Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus (CVBs) introduce their destinations to media people. In the past, such tours have been filled with only print and broadcast media representatives. Not any more. One example in progress right now is the “So Much More Hawaii” [...]

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We’re New Daddy Bloggers

19. September 2008

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Chris Brogan has another project. How does he do it? Dad-O-Matic goes live today. I was honored to be asked to join a group of great bloggers and, more importantly, really great people who also happen to be dads or have something to share about dads. Please visit the new site and comment, especially on [...]

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Blogtoberfest 07!

19. September 2007


The first annual Blogtoberfest is coming to San Marcos, Texas. When? You guessed it…in October. How could we resist? October 5th, to be exact. The Texas Hill Country has long been famous for its natural beauty and as a gathering place for friendly folks. With a large number of citizens with German ancestry, the area [...]

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MakeConnieLaugh Winner: Grand Prize

6. August 2007


Announcing the Grand Prize winner of the MakeConnieLaugh in 140 Characters or Less Contest will be the last off-topic post; we’ll resume regular blogging tomorrow. On second thought, is it really off-topic when your blog is about social networking and making connections through conversation? The winning entry for the Grand Prize not only made me [...]

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MakeConnieLaugh Winner: First Place

2. August 2007


I never imagined that the MakeConnieLaugh in 140 Characters or Less contest would turn out to be such a dangerous event. While I can’t award a Purple Heart, I can award a First Place prize to Tim Siedell, an advertising guru and jerky afficianado [inside joke] who was so determined to make me smile that [...]

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