My Baby Boomer Twitter Connections -@rebacollins

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I am meeting so many great, genius and  “get  up and going folks” on Twitter.  So I decided this New Years Eve to chart some of my Twitter connections. I will post some of the great references and insights from Tweets and sites by those who I am following or who are following me.

If you are not on Twitter you are really missing some great gems and resources that are presented 24 hours a day. It is a networking and information power-packed pool. A watering hole that experts often gather.

So tonight I want to share a post on SEO that was on the blog of a couple, Brent and Reba. I just followed Reba only 60 minutes ago. From the time I thanked her for following me to the time of this post I have been hanging out on their site listening to their post and signing up for the service that allows you to listen to a post. I was also checking out other great features and plugins they have added to their site. You  can learn so much about blogging just by observing what others are doing.

I am following Reba and she is following me. Her site is Internet Marketing Boomer. Read what about her and the reason why she started her online efforts. Then, check out one her excellent post she did on Search Engine Optimization.

Reba says:

There’s so much to talk about, I don’t know where to start. But I better get in gear because you’re here for a reason and I don’t need to be hemmin’ and hawin’, huh?

Well, first things first, I’ll give you a little background on why I’m excited about what we’re doing here. Brent can make his own post.

I’ve been working on the internet for over ten years now. It started when I bought my first HTML editor, Microsoft Front Page 97 and from that point forward, I was hooked. First I built websites for other companies, but that only lasted a year or so as I wanted to build sites for ME. Brent and I owned a wholesale company that sold stuffed animals to the amusement industry and I was getting bored. This internet stuff was so much fun, I wanted to just do that!

So ever since that time I’ve been piddling around trying to make money online and have never quite gotten it right. Every time I thought I was on to something, something would change or I’d get bored because the money was slow to come and I again would quit. Well, let’s face reality, it was me and my impatience, I never had the tenacity to hang in there and just MAKE IT WORK.

Well let me tell you, this time, I’m going to MAKE IT WORK and while everyone watches right here!

I’m a member of that great generation that was born between 1946 and 1964. Yes, I’m a member of the generation that made America what it is today. According to the Wikipedia, I’m a “Trailing Edge Boomer” or “Late Boomer” since I was born in 1959. I really like the “Late Boomer” label as that’s what I am in Internet Marketing as well, I’ve been online for 10 years and still haven’t Boomed! Yes, it’s taken me 10 years to realize and understand my role as an internet marketer, yes, I’m a “Late Boomer”.

As a Baby Boomer my concerns include things like:

  1. thinking about retirement that is just around the corner
  2. taking care of an aging parent
  3. making sure my kids graduate from college and preying they do it without too much debt
  4. working all day in a workforce where young fresh minds could replace me at a moments notice
  5. trying to turn my internet hobby into a full-time business
  6. and the list goes on, add a comment and let’s discuss your concerns as a Boomer

And that’s why I’m here. I want to share what I learn about internet marketing with others who want to become financially independent with their own company using the internet. I’ll share what works and what doesn’t, what products are good and which ones aren’t, and I’ll give you info on the latest fads and the latest crap.

There’s so much information on the internet about internet marketing that it’s mind boggling, it’s a full-time job keeping up with it all and I hope to make it my full-time job some day soon. But what will be different about the information I give, is I will filter it from a Boomer’s perspective assessing cost, risk level, time investment to outcome ratio, and much more.

I’m looking forward to this new journey with a group of people that “see things the way I see them”.

Thanks for following me Reba!

7 thoughts on “My Baby Boomer Twitter Connections -@rebacollins

  1. I have made great contacts on Twitter as well. I needed a place to find a lot of wedding and event designers, and have connected with the best there. The problem is, it is addictive.

  2. I honestly cannot remember what my life or business looked like before I joined Twitter. I love Reba’s perspective and energetic approach to internet marketing. It’s, well — kewl! THANKS so much for sharing her story and website with us. You rock, Rosie!

  3. Sent that last comment before I was through commenting, popped over to Reba’s blog and she has a great one. Must be late and turning into a real airhead.

    That is one thing I love about wordpress, you can set it up very seo friendly.

    Following Reba on your recommendation. 🙂

  4. I can see why you’re excited about people you are meeting on Twitter. Reba sounds like a real go-getter and someone I’d like to have in my network too. So much to learn–so little time!

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  6. Aw shucks Betty, all these comments are so nice. Thanks so much for featuring Internet Marketing Boomer here on your fabulous blog.

    Heidi already contacted me on Twitter and we’re following each other.


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