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SMMOC, Lunch with John Chow and a New Website Name

Yesterday Saturday the 19th was an interesting day of socializing. I usually don’t have time to go out with friends and just hang out. However, since I did not have any clients to see or dogs staying with me I was free to visit. I was kind of working. I was learning about online media and the internet industry from my friends. I also had many chances to share the specialized knowledge I have about the world of online.

The morning stared with a trip the SMMOC. That stands for Social Media Masterminds Orange County. I left the house after a quicker than usual trip to my online Google plus Dogs community. After approving posts, removing spam and noncomplying posts it was off to see my friends as SMMOC. There are always a lot of interesting people at SMMOC. While at the meeting I had the opportunity to share my adventures on Google+. Do you think I could be a Google+ consultant?

Here are the notes for the Saturday meeting minus my Google Plus info. I have a hard time talking and writing at the same time.

SMMOC Whiteboard 1-19-13
SMMOC Whiteboard 1-19-13

Prezzi 3 dimensional presentation platform = $55 year

Hikudeck – presentation platform

Mobile ad networks retarget mobile users after visiting a website.

Some ad network for retargeting are

Adroll for retargeting




Don’t click on sponsored stories on FaceBook or you will get mostly sponsored stories and won’t see what your friends are up to. Don’t click on sponsored stories even if they are from your friends.

Garymmay as an awesome LinkedIn profile from Bob Wattson

crash plan pro = free cloud backup for your computer

If you are going to have an event have a media room or premium room for VIPs and media. This is especially important for events like new media expo / blog world. If you want bloggers and media to promote you event while it is occurring


Me and John Chow at Lunch
Me and John Chow at Lunch

After the SMMOC meeting I had lunch with the famous blogger John Chow and a few friends. Some other people who attended the lunch where The Food Cop, Oscar’s Tech, and 4D Media. I had a chance to talk to Jeff from 4D Media and several others about a new permanent website name to replace the Dogs.AndrewLedford.com website

Dog At Lunch
Dog At Lunch

After lunch I managed to get home to take care of the Google community and then attended dinner with a new friend I met at TimeOC meet up and who was also at the SMMOC meeting earlier in the day. The dinner was also a four month puppy reunion of the household puppy with its siblings and cousins.

Party Puppy Chewing At Reunion
Party Puppy Chewing At reunion

Wishing you the very best in dogs and in life,
Andrew Ledford

365 Days of bow ties Party

William Blumberg Getting The Bow Tie Certificate
William Blumberg Getting The Bow Tie Certificate

On Saturday 10/28/2012 I attended John Chow’s Dot Com Pho meet up to celebrate William Blumberg blog 365 Days of bow ties. Several social media friends attended. William even got a certificate. I guess he is now a certified blogger. As well as a certified bow tie expert.

Today is day 365, YES! William that was a blog well done

William with the official Bow Tie Certificate
William with the official Bow Tie Certificate

Some of my social media friends

Fantasy Writer
Fantasy Writer

Fantasy Writer Sascha

John Chow Online Marketer Extraordinaire
John Chow Online Marketer Extraordinaire

John Chow

Linda Abbit Online Marketing Consultant
Linda Abbit Online Marketing Consultant (I like that bow tie)

Linda Online Marketing

Most of the Group 365 Days Of Bow Ties Party
Most of the Group – 365 Days Of Bow Ties Party

I think our government requires that I disclose that I have a material connection with William. He gave me another bowtie. Cool now I have two. Do you think it’s a little ridiculous that the government requires blogging friends to disclose a bowtie while allowing supper pacts to give politicians millions of dollars? Even if a lot of other businesses are struggling at least the buying and selling of political favors and loophole laws is robust. Enough of the soapbox

My Personal Blogging Begins

I have had this website name for a few years now. I never really planned on using it until last week when John Chow of JohnChow.com was talking about iJustine and the cult of personality. Well I’m not quite sure I have the over the top, me, me, me, self promotion trait. But then I got to thinking, there might be a few people who would like to hear what I have to say. I do know there are those who would like to hear about the people I know, the historic places I visit,  and the interesting information I learn. You know, like John Chow, or perhaps some of the politicians trying to control the hill community, or a famous statistician who is the only person to ever defuse a live nuclear bomb dropped on the United States of America. I’m sure there is a large carnivore gobbling up the last part of that sentence.

With this we start the adventure of personal Blogging.