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The Art Of Wasting Time When Communicating Online.

Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 10.44.44 AMSay what feels right, no matter what the circumstance is. Remember, authenticity rocks. We’ve gotten used to the pause ‘n’ play way of interacting, online. We type, then stop, then backspace, delete and reword ad nauseum. How will what I’m trying to say be ‘heard’ once it comes across? Well it’ll never be heard just right unless your voice is attached. Too much time is WASTED editing, re-editing, worrying.

My point? Not really sure except that it may be time to re-evaluate where your time is actually spent when you’re communicating. Don’t worry so much about all the different ways to say one thing. Just state it, done. If you feel it may get misinterpreted, pick up the phone and let the other side hear your voice.


Take Risks. Be Real. Unique Is The Only Way To Be.

879120eb29261bfb45c4b19d63e79b9cDo what you’re afraid to do and have been afraid to do. Easier said for sure but this doesn’t mean jumping into a well filled with snakes. There’s a bit more levity to this statement than you may think. Take risks if you aren’t already however big or small they may be. Their size and level of success are measured subjectively by you and only you. Don’t worry about what others ‘may’ think about your hows, wheres and whats. Carve your path and invite others to follow it.

We often take too much time thinking and rethinking. Packaging and repackaging. Organizing and reorganizing. We’re hoarders of obsessive thought and fear. Trust who you are and what you project.cf6babee3dc12c130832cddf540beaa4

In business, shout your uniqueness and what sets you apart from others loudly. Encourage people to be part of your tribe. Get to know who your nemesis is and connect with them on some level. Care about how your business makes people feel. Do your best to create positive experiences over and over again. There isn’t a one size fits all model nor can everyone be pleased all the time and that is A-OK. Priority one is to be real. Be YOU.



rushing to the social hydrant

So there’s always somewhere to go, somewhere to be.  Claim stake or be left in the dust.  We rush to those fire hydrants like a pack of NYC rat dwellers letting others know where we’ve been and possibly where we’re going.  Then we move on.   What’s it all about?  Smartphones and communication devices are adorned in ridiculously expensive accoutrements, much like luggage.  Gucci vs Walmart.  Ever stand and wonder what could possibly be in those pieces of luggage hugging those airport conveyor belts?  Beware of all things tressed in sparkles and silver foiled cupcake leaves.  I miss the days of my 2 pounder cellphone begging and pleading with the universe for a signal through it’s hand crafted paper clip gently poking my coat pocket.  

Warning: device dependence is on the rise.  Addiction centres and programs coming soon.  Yes, we need devices to communicate but don’t let that little hunk of junk take you hostage.   When was the last time you actually dialled that thing to talk.  To listen.  To share.  We’re all guilty of the digital pacification methods we use to buy us more time, censor our thoughts.  If  it weren’t for that backspace button, I’d be alone in life.  Verbal reactionary conversation is a rare species and will become endangered if we’re not careful.  
Engagement.  Make sure it’s real.  Make it meaningful.  The scheduled ‘like’ button click race is wearing people thin.  We’re forgetting how to engage in meaningful ways.  Think long term.  Quick hits of inhalations through plastic tubes never last.   We’re here to shape our fortresses so shape them.  Use that device of choice to break ground, to transport each brick and slab.  That fortress needs to be solid so make it built to last.

Walking on social ground with a different set of legs

Right at the core, Hogpie is about relationship building, connecting and networking made easy, made real by permeating that online social stratosphere and bringing engagement back down to earth with simple sustainable marketing solutions.
Join in the conversation and let’s get back to basics using social media networking avenues as tools for your overall relationship building and facilitators for cosmic connections.  Let them be the repositories for your real networkings.  Simple person to person interactions really do stand the test of time.