America’s Pastime Sadly Past its Time

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worn-out-1423626I’ve been blessed to have lived a Norman Rockwell youth. Sure, I grew up in the gritty shadow of the Bethlehem Steel complex in the snowbelts south of Buffalo. Indeed, my elementary schools and my church were literally in those shadows. And, with my house abutting the New York State’s most famous interstate, the rush of Thruway traffic lulled me to sleep every night. (To this day people wonder how I can get to sleep when staying on the lower hotel floors in noisy New York City.)

Yet, despite the seemingly urban nature of my childhood environs, it endures as an idyllic Continue Reading “America’s Pastime Sadly Past its Time”

Day 5 – November 18, 2009 (Wed): Start Following

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Start of Day Twitter Stats: Follow: 12 Followers: 10 Listed: 0

Missed yesterday? Go here to read what happened on Day – 4 November 17, 2009 (Tue): Writing your First Tweets

twitter_power_joel_comm_150This was the perfect day to start following (for real). The Buffalo Bills unexpected fired coach Dick Jauron and everyone simply wanted to know the inside scoop. I had been aware of Darryl Talley’s presence on Twitter (the newspaper earlier reported he tweeted he wanted to see major changes on One Bills Drive. By fortuitous coincidence, @mikemcbride9, who accidentally followed my twitter account, followed many Buffalo fans, including Hall of Fame running back ex-Buffalo Bill @thurmanthomas. Not much in terms of follow backs (except for a couple of Carosas from yesterday, but I did get to watch some breaking news on Twitter.

How many followers do you think I’ll have after 30 days? Click here to enter your guess on my Survey Monkey survey “Chris Carosa’s 30-Day Plan to Dominate Twitter Experiment.” There’s no prize, but the fan who guesses the closest correct number the earliest will “win” and I’ll mention you if you want me to.

Find out today’s results on Day 6 – November 19, 2009 (Thu): Add Friends and Acquaintances – and Start Replying

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