Some of you know some of this already. I haven’t tried to hide it. But I didn’t want anyone making any false assumptions about me or my motives.
I have a new job or two. Well, kind of, in the way that people out here in the blogosphere/twitterverse sometimes get paid to write for other sites or represent companies on Twitter.
Starting this past week, I’m now working with/for 140love.com. I represent them for a few hours a day on Twitter as 140lover and sometime in the very near future you’ll be able to find me on their site’s blog.
I have a couple of things I wanted to say about this, as clarification. First, I put some thought into this before I even applied for the gig (not that I was sure I was going to get it, I’ve been applying for a lot of stuff, but nothing I wouldn’t want to do). I checked out the 140love site and while I thought it might still need some technical work (and they are still in start up mode and making tweaks) I thought that they had the most fully realized product on offer for a Twitter-based dating service. And I really like the idea of a Twitter-based dating service. Some of us spend a lot of time on Twitter. And we reveal a lot of our personalities out there. I liked the idea of being able to read a person’s Twitter stream before I decided if I wanted to date him or not.
Anyway, I liked the idea of the service so I applied for the job. And they hired me so now a few hours a day I tweet as 140lover. Some people follow me as both Simone Grant and 140lover. Some as only one or the other. It would seem odd to me if all of my (Simone Grant’s) married followers started to follow 140lover. And some people who don’t know me as Simone Grant are starting to follow me as 140lover because of 140love. That’s the second thing I wanted to point out, I guess. That 140lover is associated with my job and so I am trying to remember to have more of my “personal” conversations on my personal twitter account.
But wait, there’s more. Just to add some more chaos into the mix. Sometime in the next week or so, I will also start blogging for Ignighter’s magazine. I’ve always been intrigued by the Ignighter concept of group dating and so I’m really excited about this (If you’re unfamiliar with the group dating idea, you should totally check out their site. I’m meeting with a few of my girlfriends tomorrow to put together our “group” and am kind of giddy about it.)
So there you have it, there’s more of me out there now. More of me to love, or to ignore if you so choose. I’m excited about the decisions I’ve made. I think they’re in keeping with my general philosophy of dating. Alright, I don’t really have a philosphy of dating. The closest thing I have to one is: “Dating is good. There is no bad way to meet a person. Get out there and meet people.” And now I get to work with two smart, innovative companies that are providing new alternatives in the dating game.
Tags: blog, dating, ignighter, Twitter