I am sitting in a crowded coffee shop, sampling yet another Caribou carefully brewed coffee that lacks the lustre of Italian coffee but all the same, isn't so bad for a somewhat subdue coffee culture.
I am impressed that the coffee shop is so packed on a Sunday morning full of people with their laptops in hand, typing away on blogs, to friends and what appears to be a few dating sites. Yes, I have been a little naughty and looked over a few people's shoulders, but what the heck, I am a stranger and it is only for my own amusement.
I stare a little too hard at a man that is completely immensed in eharmony and his facial expressions are changing by the minute. It's amazing what a website can do to someone's life. I could see him smile and feel quite chuffed because of something he was reading, and puzzled over another.
The world has changed so much and to see a crowded coffee shop full of people caught up in their own worlds of study, reading, surfing the net, returning emails, writing blogs and engaging in interactive websites like eharmony - is quite mesmerizing.
My Sunday ritual is to wake up and read the papers. You know - the old fashion, paperback kind. I enjoy the process of flipping pages and staining by fingers with newspaper ink. I also really love the sound of the pages flipping through, one after another. I tend to ring family on Sunday as it has always been a day that I put everything aside and put family first. After a walk down the street, a coffee with some friends, I returned to my new home, a hotel room, and began working until 9pm at night. It's become my new international ritual, that hopefully won't last too long.
Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert with more than 20 years experience. Having founded and built two successful marketing companies internationally, she is well recognized as a industry thought leader and innovator. Mellissah started her career working with technology and professional services firms, primarily in marketing, public relations and investor relations, positioning a number of successful companies to list on the various Stock Exchanges around the world. She is a writer, technology developer and entrepreneur who shares her thoughts and experiences through blogs and written articles published in various media outlets. Brag sheet: #2 marketer to follow on Twitter (2003), Top 150 Marketers to Follow (2015), Top 10 innovative marketers (2014), 60K+ followers on Twitter with 97% authentic.
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Very, very interesting your work. Mellissah. I was read your blog. Can you traslate some blogs in spanish. Many peoples in Latinoamérica read articles but our English is not so good.
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