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Eating at the Social Media Steakhouse

Today, Danny Brown takes over my blog with a guest post about eating and social media…two of my favorite things :)

I’m a man that likes his food. While I may not always be the healthiest of eaters, I do try and stay away from the junk and eat as much homemade food as possible. Not always easy to juggle with time constraints, but I try.Being a meat lover, I’ve already told Justin that if I’m ever in Northampton, MA then I’ll be stopping over at his Caminito Argentinean Steakhouse for a house special. I already have a huge amount of respect for Justin, and the fact that he can feed me meat just adds to his star!

It’s pretty apt that he has this steakhouse, as I’ve often said that using social media is a lot like eating at a good steakhouse.

Strategy Appetizers

You always have to start somewhere, and it can be confusing. Looking at the menu, not knowing what you want with so much on offer. Sure, your friends may have been there before, but who’s to say you’ll always like what they do?

Best approach? Take your time. Find out what looks good to you and your tastes. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little – after all, if you don’t like your first choice there’s always the next time. The main thing is go with what you feel would be best for you.

Recommended starters: flickr, Facebook, MySpace

Filling Up On The Main Course

Once you’ve overcome your curiosity and wetted your taste buds with the appetizer, you’re ready for the main course. This is where you can really go to town. You know what you like and what works for you, so now’s the time to start satisfying your hunger.

Don’t be afraid to experiment. The great thing with main courses is that you can really mix and match to get a meal that’s just right for you. Take traditional courses and add your own flavor. Treat it like a buffet, if you want – mix up side dishes that wouldn’t normally be recommended and add little nuggets here and there as you go along.

The trick to really enjoying a main course is knowing that it’s the reason you’re here. Don’t be left disappointed – sample the dishes that appeal to you the most.

Recommended main courses: twitter, blogging, technorati, friendfeed, LinkedIn, delicious, Viddler

Spoil Yourself With Dessert

The way to finish any good meal (apart from a great wine) is with dessert – it just adds the perfect touch to a (hopefully) perfect experience. Besides, who doesn’t like spoiling themselves?

What’s ideal about desserts is that there generally aren’t any bad ones. Unless you have an aversion to sweet things, then there are all sorts of decadent goodies waiting for you. Best approach to dessert? Just lick your lips and dive in!

Recommended desserts: Wordcamp, Podcamp, tweetups

Of course, everyone eats differently. How do you satisfy your hunger?

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dannybDanny Brown is the owner of Press Release PR, a boutique agency combining traditional PR and marketing with social media. He provides consultancy services to clients in both the consumer and commercial markets, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 businesses.

He is also founder of the 12for12k Challenge, a unique charity project using social media to change the lives of millions in 2009. You can read more from Danny at his social media PR and marketing blog or connect with Danny on twitter.

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  • http://twitter.com/justinlevy justinlevy

    @dannybrown stopped by to chat about eating at a social media steakhouse, and not Caminito :)http://bit.ly/hx3vX

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  • http://twitter.com/dannybrown dannybrown

    That cheery pirate @justinlevy was kind enough to let me talk social media steakhouses – how’s your hunger? :) http://bit.ly/hx3vX

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Hey there Justin,

    Thank you for letting me tarnish your blog’s good name, and you can be sure I’m putting a visit to your steak house on my “must do” list for the next 12 months. :)

    Danny Brown’s last blog post..Accentuate The Positives

  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Hey there Justin,

    Thank you for letting me tarnish your blog’s good name, and you can be sure I’m putting a visit to your steak house on my “must do” list for the next 12 months. :)

    Danny Brown’s last blog post..Accentuate The Positives

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