as time goes by…

play it again sam

you must remember this...

If you guys are new to my blog, welcome.

Haven’t written a new post for over a year now. Feeling very rusty and a bit nervous. Unlike when I’m tweeting, I suppose I actually have to make sense on a “real” blog post.

As I’ve remarked on a recent update to my “last post” from early 2010, life had gotten in the way of my previous attempt in being a responsible blogger.

After a brief stint in the finance industry and yet another failed attempt to resurrect my startup, I’ve landed a job in a media company.

It’s nice to have resources and working with real brands is far more rewarding than digging in the couch for loose change just to make ends meet.

Things on the personal front are also much calmer in comparison with the past period of absolute insanity. In fact, I quite enjoy the fact that I don’t have time for much of a personal life since I started at the new company.

Not sure how long the honeymoon period with this company will last, but as I’m passionate about finally being able to do real work, I think I’ll actually be staying for the long haul. But life, as I’ve experienced it, is always full of surprises.

And to all my friends and acquaintances in the startup community, I WILL BE BACK!

But for now, let’s see if I can create some opportunities for y’all.

Oh, and I’m getting fat again! Need to lose weight.

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an original post per day…

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*Obviously, this did not end up happening as life gets in the way as usual*

As you can see, my company’s domain have now been redirected to this blog. For the time being, this will be the base of operation for any Metamorphosis Multimedia related news and announcements. In time, all the company blog posts from 2008 will also be migrated over and combined with existing entries.

The general direction of M3 is to focus on social media as a distribution channel for all sorts of content including but not limited to videos, blog articles, promotions, product features, tutorials, and various other useful resources.

The idea is to post at least once a day. Somehow I need to dicipline myself in such a way that allow for a sustainable content stream that keeps people coming back to check out my latest boring antics.

The goal is to be somewhat entertaining. Hopefully I’ll be able to offer up some advise or insights into social media, financial planning, and life in general.

If you don’t see a new blog from me here on any given day, go check on my Chinese blog (if you read Chinese). Alternatively you could go to my new setup at Posterous where I’ll be aggregating both of my blogs into one place at some point. I still love WordPress. It will always be my base. But I’m also exploring other services that can cater to my other needs, such as autoposting to Xanga. Please follow me on twitter as well if want to know the instant I’m taking a crap.

Nah! Just a bad joke, I know. Sorry.

in the numbers…

Blog Stats graphSince I’m now in the finance industry, numbers have started to occupy a good amount of my daily thought process. Before it’s all about the ideas and the creative explosions, but now, quantifiable data is starting to make more and more sense to me. This is why my recent blog stats is so upsetting to me.

For someone who claims to be a social media specialist, the amount of inactivity I manage to accumulate is staggering. Sure, I’ve been busy with meetings, setting up blogs for clients, exploring various channels of income, advocating the importance of financial health, and immersing myself in my new company, etc…

If I were here to come up with excuses, I could go on all day long. But what I want to emphasize more is the simple truth that traffic comes from a sustained presence in multiple channels. In other words, if you show up enough, eventually someone is going to take a look and maybe you’ll have something they want.

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i’m not a comedian but…

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Some people find me hilarious, or maybe I just think they do. Regardless of which, I think I’m capable of bringing joy and laughter to the masses if given the right viechle, the right opportunity, the right stage.

(Something tells me this isn’t it, blogging that is.)

I may not be a comedian, but I can say rather funny things to entertain those around me. Those who know me well may have experienced this. Those who haven’t yet can expect it tomorrow. Those who read this blog may find yourselves giggling at times for no apparent reason.

Entertainment is my life’s purpose, the movies especially. To entertain is to give people something to think about, laugh about, cry about.

If my words here don’t touch you in one way or another, then I’m not doing it right.

If you don’t care, no one can make you.

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