I met Melanie when I picked her up from the Nashville airport for Blissdom ’09. Both of us are fairly introverted but know how to feign extroversion in the face of blogging conferences and meet-ups. So it was nice when we found we were able to bond over being redheads and having children who are similar in age. Ever since then, I have felt extremely blessed to have Melanie in my social media life. It’s a delight to see her at blogging conferences, on Facebook and Twitter. Much of what I have learned about Facebook and other online resources has come from her excellent website, Blogging Basics 101. And I was quite excited to hear the news of her book deal (see below)!
Melanie lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two children. She’s a HUGE Harry Connick, Jr fan, so she counts the Harry Connick, Jr album review project as one of her favorites and she loved getting to see meet him at Blissdom ’10. We were excited that Melanie was able to accommodate our questions since we know she’s rather busy with her new writing venture!
I’m known for…my honesty. If you ask me a question, I assume you want the actual answer. Or you may know me for my tagline: Hello, my name is not Inigo Montoya. Prepare to die anyway.
I’m working on…writing Facebook All-In-One for Dummies (it’ll be in stores spring 2012!)
10 years from now I…will have made a million dollars blogging, have minions, and will rule the world with a velvet fist. I’d settle for the minions.
I’m currently addicted to…social media, Game of Thrones, and iced tea. Not necessarily in that order.
It really annoys me when…a system lacks efficiency.
I worry about…everything. What I said; what I didn’t say; what my face said, but my mouth didn’t …
I find joy…in a well-placed comma.
My secret ambition…is to be a stand-up comedian.
I can’t do without…a portal to the internet.
I’m most creative…when I should be sleeping.
I admire…intelligence and humor.
When I grow up…I’ll still think I can bend that way.
Coffee or tea? Sonic Rt. 44 unsweet iced tea, please.
PC or Mac? Pfft. I am all Mac, all the time. iMac, Macbook Pro, iPhone, iPad. Steve Jobs lives at my house.
iPhone or Droid? iPhone
Twitter or Facebook? Facebook
Pickles – sweet or dill? Olives
Melanie is also vying to be the “face” of about.me. Head over to her about.me page and vote for her profile!