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A New Home

Welcome to the new home of Veronica Wei Sopher! If you’ve arrived by way of my old “Weiward Girl” blog, thank you for continuing to read and support me. Just as my physical home needs maintenance and redecorating, this site will also improve and evolve as I learn and grow. By the same token, I welcome you […]

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A place at our table

Entertaining family and friends at home is one of the greatest joys in my life. I like to cook and bake. It’s fun to try new recipes, modify them or create variations. For holidays or special occasions, I love hosting nice gatherings, from menu planning to decorating, to sending guests off with carefully packaged goodies. […]

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Walk the puppy

This blog was born on December 1, 2008. This is the 12th post. Like several other posts, this one started with a nudge from one of my favorite bloggers, Brett Nordquist. A great mentor and friend, Cheryl Nichols, says starting a blog is like getting a puppy. She makes a good point. Starting and maintaining […]

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Ty got his 1st pair of eyeglasses today. He’s been anticipating its arrival for over a week. I suspect he really likes them. He had spent quite some time selecting _the_ frame after his eye exam 10 days ago. Instead of showering him with “mom’s opinion,” I suggested that he ask a young lady clerk […]

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Adapting to Changes to Twitter @ Replies.

A tweet from Jeremiah Owyang this morning reminded me to jot down my thoughts about changes to Twitter’s @ reply rules and how users have adapted to it. The Problem: For those who aren’t familiar, Twitter users previously had the option of choosing to see all @ replies (including replies to those they don’t follow) […]

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Tweetup for Beginners

Over the past few months, I’ve been getting more questions about “tweetups.” Most of them come from people who have never been to one or interested in organizing one. What is a “tweetup” anyway? A “tweetup” is generally a meet-up of people on Twitter. It is often open, informal, with a central theme or interest. […]

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Your customers aren't lost… are they?

If you’re in the retail business, how do you normally greet new faces that just entered your store? A few friends and I recently made plans to go for a tasting at Sake Nomi on a Saturday evening. It is a small sake shop in Seattle that we had been looking forward to visiting. As […]

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Follow for A Prize?

On the morning of Monday, March 9, 2009, Maggiano’s Little Italy sent out this message on Twitter: According to Maggiano’s tweet, they started with 127 followers. At the end of the business day, they had over 2300 followers. At its height, the viral effect of the giveaway/contest pushed @Maggianos up to the #1 trending topic […]

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Getting and Sharing

Social Media Club Seattle held its 2nd event on February 24, 2009, on Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. Chris Heuer, founder of Social Media Club, came to speak on the topic of “Making a Business Case for Social Media. The event had sold out one week prior, and a waiting list was growing.  People were […]

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Confessions of A Yelper

Recently, Kathleen Richards wrote an article about Yelp in East Bay Express. I Yelp. I’ve been doing it since October 2007. At first, I used Yelp. Our relationship was casual. There are so many great reviews and pictures from actual diners, people who share my love of good food and drinks. I searched and read […]

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