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The Buz

posted Mar 7, 2015, 8:48 PM by Elaine Busby   [ updated Mar 7, 2015, 8:50 PM ]
Buz has been one of my few nicknames in life. Short for my maiden name, Busby. My dad was a full time "Buz", but it was not until I took a TV gig in Portland that fellow TV Host Paul Linnman started calling me "Buz" and even "The Buzzer" - on air. It fit. At that time. I loved knowing what was going on in town and being the first to share it. I specialized in "good news", i.e. feature reporting.
I feel I have drifted away from that moniker, and that side of my personality, until today when I attended a social media workshop in Portland. I've been reticent about social media. Concerned about image. About putting myself out there.
But I Iearned today that social media could and should be fun. That 50% of people on the planet are under 30. That more people today own a smart phone than a toothbrush. (ok, yuk!) However, FB, Twitter, Instagram (which my daughter lives on) and etc. are the way people interact today. And rather than fight it, have disdain or distrust for it, we need to embrace it. 
So I am going to find what interests me on social media.
And start a buzz.