How To Defeat Mental Swampass

“When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire”- STARS The weather outside in Florida isn’t the only thing that has been funky. Recently, there has been many life changes that have left me a bit in of what I like to call “mental swampass”. What this means is that,…

Destructo After SOBcon: 5 Ways To Change Your Life

“Is this real life? Yes, Chris… SOBcon is real life…” After SOBcon, a three day social media/business/blogging mastermind convention in Chicago. I feel like the David After Dentist kid, it’s hard to step back into reality after three days of being surrounded by some of the most caring, innovative and successful people in the business.…

What To Do When Life Gets Messy…

Okay, as the state of Destructo HQ shows… over the last few weeks it’s been mighty messy. Between my father being ill and helping with social media destruction of Foursquare Day here in Tampa, everyone has been asking how I am able to keep it together without having a complete Destructo sized meltdown. Here’s some…

Lifestyles of The Self-Employed!

At Destructo HQ, things can get a little bit nutty like any office. Phones ringing, dogs barking, tweets tweeting and the occasional burp or two from Cpt. Spauldad. Ever since I was a little destructo, I knew that my work would not take place in a conventional office setting, I think I saw the movie…

Why Conan is Still A Winner to Me.

Today late night host Conan O’ Brien posted a statement to the New York Times announcing his decision to pretty much end this whole “Lenogate” and NBC mockery.Another casuality of the ratings game after NBC decided to move Jay Leno back to the 11pm spot. It’s okay if you think Conan is not funny, that’s…

What Is A Social Media Expert?

What is a social media expert? Some will say… if you have $500 dollars and an hour of your time, they will be more than happy to tell you what they do. I honestly don’t have a definite answer for this question, as I think of everyone as astronauts in social media. Social media is…

Identity Crisis? Create A Press Kit!

The Miss Destructo Press Kit One of the most important things you can do as a creative or freelancer is to CREATE your identity and MAKE a press kit.  When I became unemployed many months ago this is one of the first things I did.. Now, it isn’t a golden ticket to a job. I…

Howl-O-Scream Bleedup at Busch Gardens

Oh, you can keep the fangs honey. I want that dress…. Last night, Mr. D and I we’re graciously invited by local theme park Busch Gardens to attend their “bleedup” at their annual halloween event Howl-O-Scream. This horror themed twitter and social media meetup last night, went way beyond my expectations. Not only did they…

The Strange World of Social Media

“The three ways to be successful in social networking. Be creative, be generous and be a little bit vulnerable” ~Sirrom Divad To most people nowadays Social Media is as commonplace as a cup of coffee or reading the newspaper in the morning. With sites like Myspace, Facebook and Twitter the world is being connected like…

The Legend of Autumn in Florida

That’s not humidity, it’s snowman tears…. Fall is my favorite season, it’s those early autumn mornings with a cool breeze and a cup of coffee that really give a magical quality to every day.  However,  Florida always seems to be the last kid on the bus when it comes to Fall. This year it seems…