"Widgets are sexy in 2007 and so I would highly
recommend you know what they are."
---Frank Gruber of Somewhat Frank
As Mugatu would say, widgets are so hot right now. Which means that we at Lijit are in the right place at the right time....hopefully with the right message. My job is essentially to push sexy new things on the unassuming blogging public. So watch out. No blogger is safe from getting an outreach plea to bring sexy back to your blog. You know you want to.
How do you know you live in Boulder? In the span of 48 hours, I had two different female friends mention that they were thinking of contacting a dog "communicator" to help them with their dogs. Both of them had problems with their dogs chewing too much and thought that by bringing in an "expert" they would be able to figure out the underlying issues causing the dogs to chew. My first question (besides, are you crazy?) was how does a dog communicator differ from a dog whisperer? The only real response that I could get was that the communicators don't actually have to be around the dog to talk to them; it all happens on a psychic plane. Interesting. So you are basically paying someone to talk to your dog without ever meeting your dog and THAT is how you solve the problem. I thought I had seen it all with organic doggy treats, but I must remind myself that living in Boulder means living with crazy dog-lovers.
Speaking of communicators....leads me to think of community. What is it? How does one build it? How do you know if you are a part of one? I've been doing a lot of thinking on this topic being that my new job is all about reaching out to the blogging community (oh, what a large one it is!) and trying to engage it. I got a huge lead this week when I managed to wrangle myself an invitation to one of the hottest social events of the season. Yep, you guessed it. The Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash 6.0 is coming up and I shall be there, representing Lijit, talking to bloggers and trying to score a free drink or two. I'm super excited about meeting real-live bloggers who live in the same area. It's a small step in the right direction. Thanks again Zombyboy for taking a chance on a newbie.
And finally, to tie it all together....with communicators and community...comes the return of Lost tonight. You know that I will be posting about that tomorrow. As a serious addict, I was concerned with the direction of the third season last year. However, after reading some interviews with the producers and some time apart from the show, I'm hopeful that I will not be disappointed tonight.