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November 12, 2009


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Wow. I am hlbumed to be on such a great list of people who work hard and inspire others. Thank you. Guess I'd better bring my A game in 2010. Angela Connor@communitygirl

Neal Schaffer

Hi Yvonne!

I happened to stumble upon your site and found interest in your providing your perspective on the social media conference that you attended. I recently saw Jeff speak at the Gravity Summit UCLA Social Media Conference and agree that he is a great speaker and does lead you to understand that Kodak gets us. Chris Brogan was in town in Orange County when I was unfortunately out of town, so I missed out on hearing him speak on his Trust Agents tour, but I hope to be able to see him speak somewhere in the near future.

I like your post because you bring up two important things about social media:

1) You can never be too late, so start as soon as possible. Seriously. We are still very early, so if you avoid getting started because you think you're a latecomer, you just get farther and farther behind the curve. There is never a better time to get started than now!

2) Social media really is about being social. Whenever I consult with companies on social media strategy, I always remind them that social media was made for people, not companies. Companies need to learn to be social with people.

Now that I found you I am looking forward to your future blog posts on social media!

Yvonne DiVita

Chris, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always appreciated. And, to your credit, and mine, I think...I have co-founded with a great blogger team (Tom, my partner and Caroline Golon), BlogPaws, LLC. We used OODA and we're heading out this week to the first ever pet blogger conference, to meet about 200 pet bloggers and fantastic pet brands. Thanks for the advice. It works!

chris brogan

Not sure why I never commented on this post, but I will now.

Thank you for a great write-up and for your kindneds. I'm grateful for your perspective on the day, and the chance to see through your eyes a moment. :)

Yvonne DiVita

Ah Mary, you must be right. Everything happens for a purpose. I knew when we met on Twitter that there was a connection between us. Thank you for coming to Rochester yesterday. I sincerely mean every word in this post. You so totally made my day and my year.

I know we will do something together in the future.


I don't even know what to say, Yvonne. I'm so touched, I'm in tears. Thank you so very much for your kind words, but thank you even more for being my friend. I so wish we could have spent more time together yesterday, but I think that it was meant to be that we had the experience to meet at all, don't you? :) I'll talk to you soon, and I'm wishing you all the best in your upcoming ventures.

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