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Posted by on May 30, 2009

Since most of you don’t live in the Syracuse, NY area, you will have missed this, especially because many of you also aren’t following me on Twitter (why not; don’t you see the big blue bird down there on the right?)

Anyway, yours truly made the local newspapers on Friday, but the article actually showed up online last week. I wrote about it on my business blog, in conjunction with some other stuff, but realized that I hadn’t included it here. Anyway, click here to see the brief story, and don’t let the picture scare you; the photographer told me to sit like that. lol It’s a brief story about people who work on maintaining positivity in their lives; I do that, but if you read what I say there, I admit that it’s not a 24/7 thing. It can’t be; if we don’t have down times, we never know what the really good times are. Check it out.

See, I can write short posts. šŸ™‚

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Iceman Baldy:

Congrats on the positive press.

May 30th, 2009 | 4:59 PM

Thanks Iceman; it was fun to see.

May 30th, 2009 | 5:11 PM

I don’t know which impresses me more–the fact that you’ve gotten positive press coverage or the fact that this post is SHORT! šŸ™‚

Congratulations on the press coverage–and it was also good to see another Twitter buddy Kelvin. Do you two know each other?

You need to write a post for my blog on how you got the coverage. I’m sure my readers would enjoy it.

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May 30th, 2009 | 9:59 PM

Yes, Kelvin and I know each other; I’m the one who told him he should be following you. We even had breakfast this morning.

Actually, how I got in isn’t all that exciting. A friend of ours works for the newspaper, and when he heard the reporter wanted to do that story, he recommended us. Not much more to it. šŸ™‚

May 30th, 2009 | 10:15 PM

Whoo hoo! Good for you! I hope you bought two copies of the paper. One to frame and put up in your office and the other one for your publication scrapbook!

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May 30th, 2009 | 10:01 PM

I did buy two copies, but truthfully I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. I’ll have to think about your idea. Thanks DeAnna.

May 30th, 2009 | 10:16 PM

Congratulations. I hope that this is just the beginning and that more will follow and rocket you into a high orbit.

You look the part too!

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May 31st, 2009 | 12:42 AM

Thanks Rummuser; it’s certainly been a nice little ego kick this weekend.

May 31st, 2009 | 7:45 AM

Congrats! Nice to see a bit of our world out there in the real world news : )

May 31st, 2009 | 9:15 AM

Thanks Jake; something about being recognized locally that’s kind of nice.

May 31st, 2009 | 9:36 AM

Thanks Dennis!

May 31st, 2009 | 9:36 AM

Hey Mitch, I saw the article via a tweet you left, and I’m not at all surprised that you have such a positive outlook on things as this is the impression you’ve left on me from our many conversations. As for the pic being scary, nah, I thought it came out swell.

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June 1st, 2009 | 1:48 AM

Thanks Sire. Even when I tackle tough issues, I’m usually pretty positive that things will work out just fine.

June 1st, 2009 | 9:42 AM

Hi Mitch.
Congrats! The only time I got in the paper was years ago when I wrote a letter to the editor.
And I think your picture looks great!
Steve, the impressed trade show guru

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June 1st, 2009 | 5:39 PM

Thanks Steve. My name has been in the paper before, but it’s been at least 33 years since the last time my picture was in it.

June 1st, 2009 | 6:11 PM

WoW, congratulation, Mitch! It’s big achievement, as it won’t easy to persuade the reporter to do the interview and put it on the newspaper!

You’re certainly building your road to fame here…

June 2nd, 2009 | 12:43 PM

Actually Wil, this one was really easy because she contacted me and asked me to be a part of the story. šŸ™‚

June 2nd, 2009 | 4:55 PM
Nikki Wadley:

How did I miss this post? Now I can really put a face with the tweets!

June 2nd, 2009 | 11:03 PM

For sure, Nikki; and I’m not sure how you missed it either, since I sent it to you a couple of times. lol

June 3rd, 2009 | 12:25 AM
Deneil Merritt:

I think that’s pretty cool you was in your local newspaper.

You wrote a short post, I was surprised when there was no more to read. (I prefer your long posts though)

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June 3rd, 2009 | 12:56 AM

Thanks for commenting, Deneil. In this post, I was talking about myself in a different way than I usually do; I wasn’t quite sure what to say. lol

June 3rd, 2009 | 1:01 AM
Deneil Merritt:

You welcome. lol, I understand what you mean. It can be hard to write about yourself some times.

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June 3rd, 2009 | 5:26 AM

Congratulations. Have you seen any positive effects from it like more traffic or subscribers?

Anyone interested in getting mainstream PR should check out the short videos Jeff Crilley puts up on YouTube or buy his inexpensive book Free Publicity available at

Jeff was the “gloom and doom” reporter for Fox 4 News in Dallas when I met him but has since opened his own PR agency. I see his domain now forwards to a new site but there is a link to the book at the bottom of the right column.

I loaned my copy to someone and didn’t get it back so he sent me a replacement copy. It is a concise, excellent source of tips that really work for getting on the news or into the papers. The videos are great too – and free.

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June 3rd, 2009 | 7:50 PM

IS, I didn’t get anything here because they didn’t mention my links, and only people who know me would have known how to find me online. I got calls, though, and some emails; it stunned me to see just how many people actually read the local newspaper, because my wife and I don’t. So, it’s pretty much just been a lot of fun.

June 3rd, 2009 | 8:34 PM
Alex at

Hey Mitch,

Sweet. Think about a launching a little PR campaign, approach some papers and magazines, use this piece as leverage…


June 6th, 2009 | 1:51 PM

Hi Alex. It was actually in the newspaper already, and we only have the one in town. Don’t really have a local magazine, so I’m kind of at a loss where else to put it except on my blogs, which I did.

June 6th, 2009 | 2:41 PM