Chris J Powell

Happy Birthday to Krispy's Rants/i am krispy

Four years ago this week I ventured forth and started to put the thoughts, rants and meanderings out there for the world to see.  4 years ago I really didn’t think that anyone at any point would give this attempt at connecting a second glance but through the process I have seen this site flourish and at times become a realization of a dream of mine. Writing is not something that comes easy, nor does the discipline of committing the time to doing it right.  The past few months have been a challenge for me both physically and emotionally and my commitment as Wordsmith has waned somewhat. The four years of being a blogger have seen me experiment with different platforms (the first posts were done at Google’s Blogger.com site) but then I found WordPress and even though I have on a few occasions left the comfort of it, I have always returned. Looking at the numbers behind the site itself, I have accomplished quite a bit over the four years that I have been committed to building the Krispy … Read more

The Se7en Day Layover

Today will be my last post for a week.  As it turns out the best laid plans of mice and men do not always allow for a smooth transition but I am ok with it.  My new home (moving out into the world Solo) on Sunday and I still have a ton of things to do so I am going to take tomorrow and Sunday off from my morning cathartic outlet and get everything ready for moving day.  I will be without the Interwebz (well not totally I will still have my phone) for a week and I am going to take this little break to focus in on a solid posting schedule and rebuild my other homes on the Interwebz as I am no longer a Sales Guy. What is truly interesting is that during this week without broadband connectivity to the outside world I will have the opportunity to really dive into things beyond Facebook Posts, Blogs and Online Games.  I will be able to reconnect with me and my daughter (while she is over for her time … Read more

Social Media in 2014

For me, Social Media has been about the conversation and the connections that are made with those that I follow but also with those who follow me.  When it comes to the Brand Ambassador’s of 2014 in the world of Social Media, there is a storm coming and the real question is…are you ready for it? I did some digging around the fabulous Interwebz and there are several interesting predictions for the future of Social Media in 2014 but my favorite comes from the folks over at Entrepreneur.com.  To “Krispify” these predictions I will look to their top 5 predictions and add my own insights. 1. Look for a shift toward visual storytelling through short-form video. I have personally avoided the concept of Youtube and Video Podcasting for some time, but I have started to look at the opportunity to share some insights through short broadcasts.  Expect to see some Video Posts in the near future as I become more proficient with tools like SnagIt and Jing from TechSmith. 2.  Businesses will embrace the ‘fandom’. Is your business embracing the … Read more

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