Jon: Hey Lisa
me: So you're a technical media specialist. Would you call yourself an internet expert?
Jon: id say i know more about the internet than alot of people :P
but ive spent alot of time trying to make a living out of it
me: Did blogging get you into technical media specializing or vice versa?
Jon: i used to blog on my myspace account freshman year of college and 2 years later saw that i could use it to give my self a little bit of a name in my field
that worked out great
so now im shifting away from that blog to a personal one
thats more removed from my proffesional life
me: Right, you have two main blogs, right?
two are just me
and theres one for my company i help out with
Jon: http://www.magicomm.biz/blog is my companys site
its the beginning of a social media strategy we've adopted to try and spread our brand
so far its working great
ill be launching my first full social media campaign for a major brand within the month
so im pretty pumped
me: That's exciting!
Jon: It's nice to see my hard work paying off
me: You use a lot of media types on your personal blog (heavy on video, pictures, etc)
well i worked at umass amherst for 3 years as an interactive media teacher
i tought kids how to make things in flash
so coming into marketing i like bringing different media to the table
that people can interact with
me: Do you think that your experience with social media influences the way you write and your content on your personal blog?
Jon: i try not to let it
the sites not listed on google so im not to worried about people associating it to me and having it effect work
so i pretty much just rant on it
but then again
from my social media marketing perspective
i believe honesty is best when doing anything on the web
me: Honesty is best ONLY for the web
thats what I believe
Jon: ha ha
me: You live in MA, correct?
and i love it
me: How long have you lived there?
13 years i think
me: What's the weather like there these days?
Jon: not bad the last couple of days
but i know the snows coming
and i cant wait
i feel like every season im ready for the next one to hit
in the summer i was all about fall coming in
me: How many hours per week do you spend on the internet? (And how many of those are spent "recreationally")
Jon: monday through friday im on about 12 hours a day
weekends i try not to touch it
Jon: ya i love the woods
so i disppear out to my dads
its like a cabin in the middle of nowhere
me: Well who doesn't, but I couldn't spent a whole weekend without internet
Jon: lol well
me: that does sound pretty awesome
Jon: actually im a gamer from back in the day
so i sneak in some half life and stuff at my dads
me: recovering addict
how many blogs are on your rss reader?
Jon: i just added a bunch
im checking right now .....
im pretty picky
me: What blogger do you look up to most?
Jon: chris brogan
i just think hes mastered blogging
a perfect mix of personal abd business
and he stays pretty active on other sites like brightkite and twitter
me: What's the last song you listened to?
I'm currently listening to You and I by Ingrid Michaelson
Jon: collective soul - december ... on my 90s rock mix
whos ingrid michaelson?
me: It’s such a sing-a-long song, so I keep imagining people breaking out into it spontaneously, like Benny and the Jets from 27 Dresses or I Say a Little Prayer for You from My Best Friend's Wedding
I don't even know, really. I just have this one terrific song. I should probs get her album
Jon: ha ha i so that alot
a friend will give me a song and ill love it ... and never think to check out mroe of their stuff
me: Oh totally
Jon: i did that with silversun pickups like last month
me: and then you eventually do and kick yourself for missing out on such a great artist for so long
Jon: and im doing it now with kings of leon
did that with dispatch
didnt get into them until their last conert at the hatch shell but i made it to that show
me: Really, all I have is The General from Dispatch... maybe I should look into their other stuff
Jon: i think i know every song by them now
its such great beach music
me: Your all time favourite band is:
my brain just went into overload
ever since i heard camilo ive been hooked
love every single song
me: Your favourite band when you were 16:
Jon: what grade was that lol...
wow i was into the mainstream punk rock scene
so maybe less than jake
or something corporate
me: also: something corporate= me at age 16, totally. I sang it in the halls with friends. Did I have friends? If I sang Something Corporate in the halls maybe I shouldn't have had friends
Jon: whats your favorite song by them?
9:25 PM me: Oh man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NwJWWnn-cw
Konstantine, no doubt
i alrady had mine ready
...originally we had talked for a while about blog swap. That’s long I procrastinated in posting this. Sorry, Jon!...
Jon: well thanks lisa
me: thank YOU Jon
and congrats on being a featured blogger!
and thanks for all that you do with 20sb!
Jon: its fun ... work would be boring without it
ok take it easyme: you too!