Things I Learned This Week: March 17

  1. After 12 weeks, I’m still recovering from mono. I attended the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism Thursday and it really wore me out. Hopefully I’ll be back to normal soon.
  2. Geeking out about social media with old friends is refreshing. I need to do this more often!
  3. People at ILGC brought up my Dinosaurs Facebook album. A lot. And they want to see more of them! I want to dedicate an entire blog post to this topic but here’s the short version: I don’t post or comment much on Facebook so my Klout score was a little low. Posting dinosaur images on Facebook changed that. Yes, I’m gaming the system.
  4. Never plan a week’s worth of themed blog posts. I spent most of last weekend blogging about Pinterest and then had to finish up a few posts at night during the week. Don’t get me wrong, it was completely satisfying but most of these posts took hours to research and write. That obviously wore me out too.
  5. Pinterest is not only for bookmarking images. Several people are now using it to share articles and blog posts. Some examples: Social Media board by Claire Isabel; Brag Board for Tourism Geeks; My blog posts
  6. Pin of the week:


  1. Alexis Abel

    Your Pinterest posts have been extremely helpful as background information for a strategy paper I’m putting together for a travel client. So I really appreciate the time, effort and expertise you put into them! Thank you!

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