Myspace?

Do we remember Myspace? Perhaps this was the ‘jump-start’ of social media and social media networking? Myspace was created in 2003 and is still functioning today. However, Myspace was the social networking site… at one point in time.

Lets travel back to 2009. During this time I was involved with photo shoots, planning fashion shows and a couple of hair and make up gigs. I took this opportunity to start a hobby, or maybe even a small business. It was called, Style By Jenn and it was on Myspace. I connected with a local photographer, Bill, and explained to him the potential of working together.

I saw an opportunity to increase revenue, so I tried! Basically, the idea was to sell each others business. I promoted his work as a photographer and he promoted my work as an artist. He took the pictures and I helped pick out the outfits for the shoot, made sure their hair was styled on location and make up was polished on location. Myspace acted as my ‘hub-spot’ or my Website. I created a portfolio of work to feature.

The partnership was successful! We worked on 4 or 5 shoots together. I learned a lot during this adventure. Social networking and networking. Showing up on time and being professional was of importance.  Check out the photos below!

On location!

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Screen shot !

Interesting how Myspace fizzled out and Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc fizzled up. Wonder where our social media will be in four more years!?

Until next time,

Jenn L.

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NFL Super Bowl XLVII

Cheers, chants and a few silent cries were the sounds I heard during 47th Super Bowl. As a server at a local sports restaurant, Brick House Tavern and Tap (BH), these sounds are not foreign to me.

This was my second time working a football season and I must say the 2012-2013 season was special for me. Not because of  who was playing but because of who I was serving. During my first season, the 2011-2012 season, I met a group of people who I refer to as ‘my regulars’.

A group of friends who all share a common passion, a passion for football. Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season they arrived at BH around 11 a.m. and usually stay until 9:30 p.m. They would cheer, chant,  and at times, shed a silent cry for their favorite team. This season, the 2012-2013 NFL football season, the relationship with my regulars grew into a friendship. We share stories and opinions, cheers and chants.

One of my regulars, Alex, wrote a nice note regarding the times we have shared together at BH.

Brick House <—- Click on the PDF to read!