A couple of changes are about to happen to Shuaism. First off I want to do more “product” reviews. Those are fun and I got a great response, mostly via Twitter and email, and a ton of links to the article I did about Yammer, so I will start doing more of that type of stuff. Right now I am in the beta for NutShellMail and it’s pretty rad, so I’ll be doing a review of that “soon” (see the end of the post to see why I put “” around soon).
WebShellMail is pretty rad just in how it works. There are some other aggregators out there like fuser but the key difference between the two is that NutShellMail is designed to work behind a corporate firewall, which I will be testing out next week.
So far I like the ability to add my email and social network messages to the same place and just having that is a great time saver and will help me save some time and be more productive. It’s a very clean and nice design, but I will give it a good work through next week and post up the results. Though is you’re just dying to know more till then check out these great articles on Mashable: NutShellMail Fuser
Last week I got an email from Dan at GtdAgenda (who found me via the Yammer post) asking me if I would like to use and review his tool which is based on David Allen’s Get Things Done. After a quick miscommunication we got the account setup and I’m going to use and brutalise that site to see if it can indeed help me out, and it’s about to get one hell of a work out with what I’ve got coming up on my plate.
Which let me just say this right now. If you want me to do a review of your product, service, site, etc all you have to do is follow these simeple rules, which Dan did without me even having to ask:
- Send me an email requesting that I review your stuff and give me a good description of what it is you sell, provide, etc.
- If it’s something I’m interested in give me an account for free and I’ll test the crap out of it.
I guess that’s not really a “strange” request but it was exciting to get it so early in my blogging “career”. That’s really it. Just ask and make it easy for me to use your stuff. So I’m excited to try out GtdAgenda and see how it will help me in the coming weeks. and I hope you’ll be excied to see what I have to say about it.
Okay on to the next change announcement. I am always thinking of ways to use social media to move products, enhance brands, etc and I was working on a post about how peanut butter can be social (and still am) when Chris Brogan issued a challenge about what if Oreo came knocking for some social media love and then David Meerman Scott posted up a response to a request by Century 21 which I also participated in, and it got me thinking.
I enojy social media planning so much that I should do more posts about it and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m going to get a post up every 1-2 weeks featuring businesses here in Salt Lake City, UT (slc) and what advice I would give them for a first phase social media plan. So watch for that, especially if you are in Salt Lake City or just interested in how the pieces fit together.
Okay last announcement. I’m getting married next saturday and will be on my honeymoon in San Diego the following week, so I won’t be replying to email, I won’t be posting to my blog, I won’t be on Twitter, etc. I’m going to spend a week going to zoo’s sleeping in haunted ships, and going to a giant haunted house!
This is the reason for the “” around soon because unless I can get it done this week it’s going to be delayed and it’s also why GtdAgenda is going to get a workout. I will have a weeks worth of work piled up and with the Beta launch of RoyalAnts looming on the horizon I will be setting some of our online plans in motion.
Thanks for reading everyone, and I hope you’re as excited for some of these new features as I am.