Seven Facts About Me

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 | Blogging with
Posted by: Kristen Beireis, Trust Marketing Expert

I have just been challenged by Sandra DeFreitas over at to share 7 things that may be weird or unusual about me.  Now, you may be wondering why I would participate in a “blog game” on a professional blog.  Here’s why; it’s a great way for readers to get to know me.  I’ll be very transparent here.  I want readers of my blog to be clients.  Sharing little known facts helps them get to know who I am, therefore creating a relationship.  When they are ready for my services, they feel like they already know and trust me, making them a client that already knows they want to work with me. Okay, and if I’m being really honest…it’s a fun little distraction on Thanksgiving week!

So, without delaying any further, here are my seven things!

1)  I’m a total geek!  Yes, my husband and I go to pre-release tournaments for Magic: The Gathering.  Can you say “Two-Headed Giant”?  If you don’t know what that means, that’s okay.  I realize my readers are probably not as into Magic as I am.

2)  I’m an electronic gadget nut.  I’ve asked Santa to bring me an iPod Touch for Christmas.  I can’t wait to play with all the apps, flipping the screen, games, music etc… it gets me jumping up and down for joy just thinking about it!  woo hoo!

3)  I collect musical instruments when I travel.  When I went to mexico I picked up marracas, drums and all sorts of other instruments.  Instruments that are hand made right there.

4)  I collect ceramic masks.  I’ve been collecting since I was 13 or 14.  I have all sorts, from jesters, to plain comedy/tragedy, to a cat and so forth….

5)  I’m a travel geek.  Before we go on vacation, I study the travel books, learning the lay of the land and the sites.  When we get to our destination, I can tell you exactly where we are and what’s around us, without looking at the book.  I know my way around so well, I’ve had locals ask me; “Have you been here before?”

6)  I am in love with marketing.  I actually enjoy every part of the marketing process.  I love learning new strategies, playing with them, and finding what’s effective.  I love creating my own marketing and sending itout in the world.  It’s an ongoing experiment that I enjoy (unlike science experiments … *blech*).

7)  I’m a people watcher.  Yes, I’m one of those weird people who enjoys sitting at the mall, watching people shop, talk and engage with those around them.  I make up stories about people and why they are there, or who they are with.  It’s a game that I’ve played since childhood.  It’s fascinating to me.

Here are blogs I recommend, and their authors who I challenge to share seven things:

Mari Smith: Why Facebook?

Felicia Slattery:  Communication Transformation

Jenn Givler:  Create A Thriving Business

Wendy Y. Bailey: Group Coaching Mastery

Lisa Hunter: Adventures In Free Time

Allison Nazarian: Get It In Writing

Lissa & Randy Boles:  True Callings

For my fellow bloggers:

• Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.

• Share seven facts about yourself in the post - some random, some weird.

• Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.

• Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.

Now that you know a little more about me perhaps you would like to follow me on Twitter


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    Felicia Slattery // November 26th, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for the tag!

    I was thinking about what I’d like to write about today. This gives me a fun topic!!

    I’ll tweet you & let you know when it’s done.

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