No Offense

This weekend I met a man who didn't understand blogging. No offense he said as he waved his hand in my direction.

No offense.

I spoke with him for an hour about blogging, the internets, and social media.  Everytime I spoke about how blogging was actually a huge reality in today's world, he would wave that damn hand in my direction.

No offense.

I told him how our restie used social media to create a buzz TWO years before we were open.  Two years.  I told him how my facebook page helped me expand the readership of my blog nearly double.  Your blog?

No offense.

I don't no why anyone would read that dribble.

No offense.

I spoke to him about the younger generation who wanted information instantaneously and didn't want to be bothered with old school scare sales tactics.  I told him that the internet was in fact, the wave of the future.

I've been doing this for forty years.  No offense.

By the time the conversation ended, I was not offended.  I wanted to help him understand.  He was my grandfather's age.  He grew up in a time without computers.  Without the interwebs.  Without social media.  And he managed to create quite a successful business.  But now that business had slowed down.  The industry had taken a hit and couldn't get back from it.  Instead of looking at his own business model, he chose to blame the interwebs.

This blogging business has ruined our clientele.

No offense.

Time's have changed old man. The internet is here to stay.  Pretty sure Facebook ain't going anywhere.  And Twitter?  It's almost as addictive as the cigarettes I quit smoking 8 days ago (go me!) .  Embrace them.  Use them for that business you created so many years ago.  Stop the salesman tactic.  Change your marketing plan.  Use.  Social.  Media.

And if you wave your hand in my direction one more time I'm gonna smack that bronzer right off of your old man face.

No offense.

Does your business or workplace integrate social media?  Are you on the Twitter personally & professionally?  I want to know.

Follow me on all the Twitter Book yo.