I’m channeling my inspiration for today’s blog post from The Bloggess, who has recently followed me on Twitter (YAY, I can die happy!)
News from the Station
I’ve taken over the reigns of the @WNEP twitter account with help from Jim Hamill, Apal and a few others. There have been bumps in the road, I’m not going to lie, but we are working through them and developing a “Best Practices” guide to Social Media at the station. I’ve had several spoof accounts shut down in recent weeks and we are well on our way to Twitter verification. It will be a glorious day when that special blue check mark appears on our account.
WNEP’s Facebook Page reached 100,000 likes 3 weeks ago. At last check, the competition has approximately 20k likes. We have more followers by roughly 80k. It may not seem like a huge deal, but it is to me. It warms the cockles of my icy cold heart and makes me smile. LISTEN, I’m already fully aware I’m a huge geek, I don’t need you pointing this out for me.
BlogCon Media Blitz
The NEPA BlogCon frenzy is building week by week. We are 15 days away from the conference and tickets are selling like hotcakes! This week has been a good week for us traditional media-wise. We’ve had several appearances through the airwaves and TV sets in Northeast PA. See for yourself:
On August 8th, I taped an episode of “Save the Kales”. It was not scheduled to air until the new season began which Jaime said was sometime after September. “Sometime after September” happened to be over the last week in RCN local programming land – and unfortunately, unless you are in the viewing area, you probably didn’t see the episode. RCN local programming only airs in the Lehigh Valley/Delaware Valley areas. FEAR NOT. Jaime provided me with a Youtube link where you can watch a clip of the episode:
Jaime is up for an Emmy for “Save the Kales” and will be presenting at BlogCon….another reason why you should attend!
Yesterday – 9/18, Mandy joined my favorite morning DJ – Rock 107′s Prospector yesterday morning to promote BlogCon live on the air. Did you miss it? SHAME ON YOU. We’ll forgive you for now, but you can go and listen over on Sound Cloud for a special promo!
Also, yesterday – 9/18, Karla and I made a trek to Lehighton, PA to tape an episode of ComputerWise TV with host George Roberts to discuss BlogCon. The show went by in the blink of the eye and we had a great time chatting it up with George. You wouldn’t be able to view this show unless you have Blue Ridge or Service Electric Cable, so the production staff at TV-13 was kind enough to provide us with a DVD of the show. You can watch it in full below:
Ryan Leckey & I have a crazy Twitter stalker
Taunting online trolls is my favorite pastimes, but I had to put an end to it after this crazy threatened to “Call the Twitter Police” on me. I reported all 3 (however, there may be more) of her accounts to Twitter Abuse, and they are in the process of shutting them down one by one. The problem is, its super easy to setup a new Twitter account. It’s extremely difficult to get one shut down. She makes a new account every 3 days. I wish Twitter had some better way of managing this type of abuse. For now, I am steering clear of Ryan Leckey’s “wife”. She be cray cray.
I’m sick? Or something.
I swear, I will try to keep this short. This started festering about 3 weeks ago when I had found a painful lump under my jaw on the left hand side. I went to the urgent care clinic where they told me that said lump was more than likely a blocked salivary gland or an infected salivary gland. I started to take antibiotics which gave me diarrhea to the high heavens (sorry, TMI). I decided to take the antibiotic sparingly. Well, that backfired. The following Saturday, I had pain radiating from my jaw all the way up to my eyeball. I went back to urgent care…who yelled at me for not taking my meds as directed (rightly so) and then prescribed me something new/better. I’ve been taking that since with no bowel issues, thankfully, but I’m still having a bunch of pain. Then after working 15 hours last Tuesday, I also developed a cold/sinus infection/flu/whatever. My throat was raw, my jaw was throbbing and I was in a hell of a lot of pain. I went to the ENT last Thursday and they prescribed me Prednisone and hardcore pain meds. I am also scheduled for a CT scan in another week.
Fun fact 1: CT scans require a dye injection/IV.
Fun fact 2: I hate needles.
Fun fact 3: I have medical procedure related vasovagal syncope.
Fun fact 4: Save a bed for me in the ER next Thursday, since I’ll be hitting the floor. See also.
I additionally have a dentist appointment this morning. Since no one knows what specifically is causing my pain, I’m trying to explore every avenue to get this resolved. I also think I may have found a lump in my stomach that makes me think that the hernia I was concerned about all of those years ago has finally “erupted”, doctor appointment to check that scheduled for tomorrow am.
Apal mentioned me in his blog
Apal used one of the Instagrams I took for the station account on his blog. He also mentioned me by name. This is a first and I’m honored. Read the post here: http://andypalumbo.blogspot.com/2013/09/first-person-studio.html
Them’s all I got.
‘Til next time.