Let it Snow – I'm Watching Football and Blogging!

My plans for today included watching the Packers beat the Lions, writing a blog post or two, and catching up on websites. Turns out those were good plans considering we are socked in with blizzard conditions. We had rain for a couple hours yesterday, then it turned to snow and it didn't take long to pile up. Just about everything is cancelled around here, including churches this morning. The snowplow finally came through our road about 1 pm so I couldn't have gone anywhere if I wanted to, and believe me, I didn't want to. I really hate driving in snow and avoid it whenever possible so working from home is a very good thing for me.

As of now, the Packer game is in the 4th quarter and the score is 3-0, Packers. Ooops – Lions just scored. This is not good! Really expected this game would be a bit more exciting than this but I'm sure they are happy they are playing in Detroit and not Green Bay. It would have been pretty tough to get Lambeau's bleachers shoveled out by noon today and fans should not have been on the roads driving to the game. But at least there is no dome in Green Bay as Minneapolis so no worries about a roof caving in.

Wow – wind gusts are just amazing here and the drifting is going to continue for some time. I'm happy to be snuggy warm in my house with a computer on my lap and my kitty trying to squeeze her way in here. She never understands there isn't room for her and my laptop!

If the blizzard had hit a few days earlier, it would have fallen on my first social media classes. But luckily it waited and we had perfect weather (for December) and classes went off without a hitch. I was very pleased with the groups I had. I knew I was taking a chance setting the classes so close to Christmas but I really didn't want to wait until January for the 1st go-round.

For the most part, classes went very well but I learned a few things I want to change for the next set. I really intended these would be strictly beginner and we would mainly just setup accounts but many students had some accounts already and they had questions so we continued on and covered much more. When I do this again in January, I will go back to my initial plan and I will expect students to have accounts setup before they attend class. I will provide instructions so we will have a better chance of everyone being on the same page and we will have more time to concentrate on the important stuff.

My goal has not changed. I want to help small business owners use social media to improve their business and I want to build a mini-community of social media users in my area so we can all help each other.

My goal for today has changed however. The Packers just lost the game. No one would have expected that going in but they just didn't show up to play today and that's the way it goes. 

My promise to my students is that I show up to play for every class and they will get my all every game (I mean class).

Watch for more info on upcoming classes coming soon and if you have any questions, comment below or email me.

Written by Laura on December 12, 2010

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