A year and a half ago was the first Charlotte tweet up. A bunch of us went, and had a totally awesome time. It was a way to meet, greet and mingle with some of the most social media savvy peeps in town. About six months later, I hosted the second Charlotte Bakeoff, which was awesome and of course a panel of local twitter judges and local twitter bakers. Many of those people were the same ones pushing me to open a bakery, and supporting my “hobby” while I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up.
Fast forward a year. Exactly a year after the bakeoff, my bakery- @cupcrazed is hosting the March Charlotte Tweetup. We are totally pumped, and getting ready to thank all of our amazing local supporters. Want to come too? Check updates later this week through their webpage http://cltweetup.com/ or follow them on twitter @CLTweetup for details. Tickets will be limited, so hurry your ass up and sign up!
Let me begin this review with a firm: I DON’T GET PAID TO DO REVIEWS.
I’m not the mommy blogger who sits around on the Internet so I can get paid to product push.
Although they clearly are much smarter than I am. You don’t even see me requesting you to go over to the Ads on my page so that Google is forced into compensating me like $8.35 a year to keep their ugly ass adverts on the side of the page. And with that eight bucks I can barely afford to hit up a Starbucks for an over brewed cup of regular coffee that smells like cat pee.
I do enjoy promoting friends with great businesses, and that doesn’t even mean they send me free shit
although it might be really cool if they did. Occasionally I do receive cool do-dads and thingamabobs for linkage from companies. And sometimes I blog about something I bought because it’s great, and that company takes it upon themselves to steal re-post it on their company website. (note to company webmaster geniuses, I have a WEBTRACKER, duh! Asking would be nice.) I also tend to unintentionally, but also conveniently “advertise” for people somewhere else. When I’m not doing laundry, cooking, baking or inadvertently teaching my children 435 ways to swear, you’ll find me on Twitter.
Twitter is this fantastical little place that Social Media Geeks like me
possible adult A.D.D sufferers like to congregate. We communicate by sending 140 character thoughts or “tweets” into intergalactic space, where someone may or may not read it. Most tweeters are way more important than I am. They have bustling businesses and use it as a free advertising tool when they’re not tweeting about a gray nose hair they found while driving, or the nasty dog who farted while they were eating. Twitter is a place where we can get to know a company and possibly the business owner on a more personal level. As for people I follow, many are writers, business owners, housewives, and work-at-home moms that are reaching out for some grown up conversation. And that may or may not be dog fart related at times.
I promise I’m getting to the point.
I’ve met some really great people and feel compelled to relay my story of how Twitter introduced me to Amber, a totally hot business gal who sent me a tiny package of healthy coffee that packed a BIG taste of delicious yumminess. Amber sells what’s called “Organo Gold: Healthy Cup of Joe.” And what’s awesome about her is that she tweets about her product without drowning you in it. Literally. I love coffee, I love it so much that I am the mayor of Dunkin Donuts on #FourSquare. But it gets expensive to go out for a decent cup, and to be honest, the stuff I try to make at home usually turns out like sludge. So I asked Amber about her company and she offered to send me…
dun dun dun…. a sample.
She sent me a packet of the OG Latte Ganoderma goodness. I was a teeny bit nervous about trying instant. The only time I’ve had instant coffee was when I first got married and would buy tins of International Coffee because I was young and the taste of hot chocolate trumped something grown up like coffee. But again, now I’m older and love coffee, but I still suck at making it 16 years later. I pretty much knew the packet had to be better than anything I make in this house.
The latte that Amber sent was awesome. I’d never heard of Ganoderma before trying this, and once I started researching it, I realized how beneficial it is. I mean, sure it comes from a mushroom but I love mushrooms, especially if they’re on shishkabob skewers. And now I also love them in my coffee. So thanks, @theamberness!
My recommendation to anyone is to research the Ganoderma, Bob has a slew of heart conditions I am going to have him try it out as well because of the amazing benefits!