Silicone Bitch: Happy Blog Birthday, SxSe, 30-Day Blog Challenge and More!
|Sex and the Beach celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2010. Where else but on Miami Beach? This month, the blog is seven years old. Maybe we'll throw another party at the decade mark. Photo by Liam Crotty.|
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But before we get into the latest news, behold the beautiful graphic to the right. Miami New Times must love me long time, because they nominated Sex and the Beach plus my Twitter account for Web Awards! You may recall that Silicone Bitch is an offshoot of the Silicon Beach column I used to pen for Riptide. Well, I heart Miami New Times, too!
If you heart me and the exhilarating content I have been providing for donkey's ages, perhaps you'll kindly vote for me under the Miami, Art/Culture and Twitter (@vicequeenmaria) categories.
Thanks for the nominations, Miami New Times! I couldn't have asked for a better birthday gift, since Sex and the Beach celebrated its seventh anniversary on October 5th. (Funny, I forgot about it.)
|SxSe attendees none the worse for wear during Sunday's late breakfast in Key Largo.|
A group of social media friends got together at the end of September for the 5th annual SxSe, South Florida's oldest continuing tweetup tradition and unconference. This year, the group consisted mostly of social media professionals, many of whom discussed the finer points of Google + and other topics while sipping cool cocktails under the palm trees. South by Southeast just so happened to take place at the tail end of Social Media Week; however, the two events were unrelated.
Prior to the weekend, yours truly, @alexdc and @lisadsparks presented lectures on blogging for business, mobile marketing and email marketing, respectively. The event? The Florida Keys Digital Media Conference -- a first of its kind social media educational event in Monroe County.
Florida Keys individuals and businesses connected with Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and even Tampa peeps over the subject of social media. Kudos to Shirley Wilson (@keys2bsocial) for organizing a great conference.
But back to the party, which coincidentally happened to piggy back on the conference. SxSe headquarters was the elegant but laid-back Key Largo Hilton, where lazing in the crystal-clear water beach was the order of the day, even if we did talk shop. The tweetup took place at The Pilot House Glass Bottom Bar, where we enjoyed Pirate's Booty, an award-winning rum cocktail by owner Don Brown.
Another great social event is coming up this week: the second annual SeaTweetup social media conference and gathering aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. Sea Tweetup is sold out, so you can't sail on this particular love boat, but stop by the EPIC hotel on Thursday for a Bon Voyage party at Area 31.
30-DAY BLOGGER CHALLENGE
A bunch of South Floridians heard the call by @alexdc of Social Media Club South Florida to get disciplined about blogging. When it comes to blogging, consistency is key. You gotta do it and stick to it, just like any fitness routine. Below is the list of participating bloggers, some of whom are businesses. Yours truly isn't part of the challenge, but I'll be cheering everyone on from the sidelines.
Follow the blogging shenanigans on Twitter as well with the hashtag #SMCSFBlogOff.
(We hope Rick from South Florida Daily Blog will forgive us for this long reading list!)
MORE LOCAL SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS
|Left to right: Joe Martinez, Hanae Kimura and Cynthia Seymour discuss Google + at Social Media Club South Florida in a panel moderated by Liza Walton.|
Social Media Club South Florida is in full swing. We met earlier this month to discuss Google + and have a November meetup scheduled the second Tuesday of the month about Wordpress. Yours truly is on the board now but as always, I encourage you to join us for free, educational networking meetups. Follow Social Media Club South Florida on Facebook.
Refresh Miami, a web and tech meetup community, has also started gearing up for a great season. Learn more at Refresh Miami.