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North Country Blogger/Tweeter Meet Up

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · News

Coffee! Is the Planet Shaking or is it Just Me?Are you a North Country blogger/tweeter/online communicator? Do you live in the Plattsburgh/Champlain Valley/Adirondack region? Check out the upcoming meet up in Plattsburgh:

WHO: North Country Bloggers, Tweeters, and other Online Creators.

WHAT: An informal meet up. Just hang out and talk with fellow online communicators.

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 20th, at 1 – 2 PM.

WHERE: Koffee Kat, 104 Margaret Street, Downtown Plattsburgh. (The coffeehouse next to Cornerstone Bookshop: three-story purple building with yellow awnings out front. Do not confuse with Coffee Camp.)

WHY: Because online creativity can be a solitary pursuit (unless your computer talks back to you).

MORE INFO: luketbush (at) or Contact Me

Thanks to Luke, The Writog for organizing this.

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Travel SEO, Website Features, and Promotion

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

The Adirondacks - Our Great National Playground

I put together the following outline which would be my considered “bare minimum” for a comprehensive destination-marketing online program. While this may apply to a theoretical “Adirondack” program, it can easily be adjusted to work for any destination or brand. Obviously, each item is worthy of long discussion and debate. Would love to hear your opinion, and any items which I may have omitted.

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Twitter Reciprocity and #followfriday

May 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments · Adirondack Life

Today is Friday.  All you Twitter folks know what that means, #followfriday is the fashionable meme of the day. This post is LIVE DONE.

Follow me on TwitterDon’t get me wrong, I super-appreciate every recommendation I get, but I haven’t felt like playing along with the Friday-thing.  Why?  There’s no meta to go with the recommendation.  For me, it’s all about the Semantic Web.  The data is there, what information can we assign to it?  Same with users.  I wish the ability to tag Twitter users was something I could do, instead of relying on self-tags.

Enough with the Twitter navel-gazing, I’ll save that for another time.  Today is about you, my Twitter-people.

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Adirondacks is all a’Twitter

March 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Destination Marketing

tourpro on twitter

I’m going to blast through this post because it’s hard to think through something that is changing as I write.

A week ago I started Twittering.  A fun learn.  Check out this meta-search: tourpro – Google

tourpro-google search

Hey, a free #2 and #3 isn’t bad, unless you are “TourPro loading”.  Some people would actually pay someone to achieve this result  Sure, it’s just the Freshbot.  But still.  One week and look at the rankings for my handle.  What is this thing?  What can we do with it?  How can we not ruin it?

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I Have a Dream

February 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Destination Marketing

Social Media MarketingCould it really be true that only a year has passed?  It seems like it was all a dream.  Let me tell you about it.

I once dreamed that I’d be harnessing the web for Business Intelligence and Brand Marketing.  You see, in this fantasy, I was building a Mythological Brand.  Much like a Priest, my Mission-in-Life would be to Spread the Word about The Brand.  Mobilizing my Army of Disciples, we would march forth with Our Message.  Because We Believe that it is only through Our Brand, that Self-Actualization can be achieved.

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Who wouldn’t want to be a Millionare?

January 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Miscellania


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How to Gain Air Superiority Through Blogging

January 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Miscellania

Department of the Air Force - United States of AmericaBack in the day, and in another life, I was in a situation where I was able to interact with some of the best and brightest in our armed forces.  All were warrior-scholars from every service.  Much like pets resembling their owners, it was interesting to see how each branch had a unique culture which stamped these career individuals.  Without doubt, the Air Force guys were the brainiacs.  I’d like to think my old neighbor Warren had something to do with this.  Wherever you are Warren, CHEERS! and the next round is on me.

Ask anyone.  When it comes to air superiority, our Air Force own’s the sky.  Look what they’ve done here:

Air Force Web Posting Response Assessment v.2

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