Blogs…bringing people together


I didn’t do a good job of staying in touch with my college friends post-graduation. I graduated during a recession and wasn’t really sure where I was going to end up. The job market in LA was pretty tough. Anyway, I do really wish I had done a better job of staying in touch with people.

Within the last week, I’ve been contacted by 2 of my good friends from college with whom I had lost touch. Greg was probably my best friend freshman year and my neighbor. Last week, he contacted after he had goggled my name (as well as some other old friends, I’m sure), found my blog and told me how weird he felt sending me an e-mail out of the blue. Not weird for me at all, until he showed me a picture of his cute family (and I mean seriously cute) and I realized how much we had all grown up. I didn’t have a visual before…I always imagined all of us as college students. This is reminding me that I need to stop shopping in the junior department at Nordstrom.

Today, my friend Suzey contacted me. She just moved here from NYC and was looking for online resources related to her job search…she found a link to my blog. I met Suzey through my roommates sophomore year and I recall a trip to the Grateful Dead concert we made riding in the back of a pick-up truck (what were we thinking?). This was before the Dead were kicked out of Orange County forever. Lots of fun!

Anyway, I’m mostly here because blogging is a good way for me to reach out to people who are looking for a marketing job, or in marketing, or somehow on my professional radar. But how cool is it to hear from my buddies from good old Southern Cal!

Comments (6)

  1. I got an out of the blue email from my prom date, about 13 or so years after the prom. Hadn’t spoke to her since graduation.

    Even more fun, that was back when I was still sharing an email account with my wife, and she saw the email first.

  2. Heather says:

    Chris-I guess that’s OK unless the mail expressed an interest in rekindling your teenage romance. ; ) I can’t imagine anyone sending an e-mail under those circumstances, but then evey once in a while, I am flipping channels on TV and see a talk show where someone is trying to find their "first love". People can be very weird.

  3. Let me know when you take a trip back to SoCal. I would love for you to speak at some of the schools here if you have time. It will bring a lot of students together. 🙂

    James Griffith

    Lead Microsoft Student Ambassador

    James_Griffith@hotmail.com

  4. Sean Kent says:

    Heather –

    Now that I know you went to a Dead show, I have a whole new respect for you.

    Long live Jerry…

    Sean

  5. Heather says:

    James-what kind of schools? Feel free to contact me via e-mail (heathham@microsoft.com) and I’ll see if I can work it into a future trip.

    Sean-my coolness must not translate well via blog ; )

  6. Heather says:

    Also…Suzey, if you are reading this…my e-mail response to you got bounced back. Did you get it?