I Love You…

Last night, I was so proud. In our newly branded ‘T3′ seminar (TimTech Training – Jared Silver came up with that too btw) we had a record breaking night of 91 attendees.

I am sure someone will debate me and tell me that this was not a record but for as long as I can remember, a traffic exchange seminar (hosted by traffic exchange owners) has never seen those kind of numbers.

I love you, oh sweet gorgeous ‘traffic exchange’!

Crazy talk? Not really, here’s why…

In over a decade, they have never let me down. While ‘associates’ come and go, events of the day stressed me out or got me excited, the traffic exchanges have been there. Every single day!

I tried to think of something more stable in my life, during the past 12 years, and other than my family and good friends, the traffic exchanges have been it.

Last night proved to me that we (as an industry) are doing the right things. Even if sometimes we bicker, fight and debate issues, we still have something very important here and I’m so proud of it. And I cannot thank you all enough for being a part of the most stable thing in my life. Sounds funny at first, I know…

I love that 91 people came and shared a record breaking evening with us…

I love that Traffic Hoopla, no matter what I whine about, continues to be THE voice in T.E. rankings…

I love that Carl Bailey has quietly created the biggest contribution to T.E. Cares, without the ‘big owners’ noticing…

I love the T.E. Live community and every single person that shares my vision of this business…

I love that social surfing is proving all the bean counters wrong…

I love the company I have helped kreate, TimTech is the future…

I love the dozens upon dozens of people that I talk to regularly because of the traffic exchanges…

I loved the seminars I attended and wore the T.E. badge of honor while others ran and sucked up to the gurus…

I love writing this blog and have so every week since 2003…

I love the traffic exchanges!

And I hope you do too…

To Chat Or Not To Chat…

I’m almost done my little ‘siesta’ and am about to leave the Toronto airport for my trip back to Edmonton. I’ve got to say, the trip was a lot of fun but I’m very excited to be going home and back to work. Sounds weird huh? But when you love what you do for a living, working isn’t work. It’s what I live for =)

Anyways, during my 10 days away from the industry, I kept up to date with emails and updates from around the industry. Something I noticed since the launch of Live Traffic Network, has been the request by a few to remove chat from surfing. As well, there has been rave reviews of the chat feature so…

It’s no secret. I’m a big fan of live chat while surfing and I think it can be one of the most effective ways to brand yourself and your online businesses but I digress. I do not want to stand on my soap box…I want to hear what YOU think?

Does chat belong in surfing?

Have you seen better results? Or less results? Since the popularity of chat surfing has risen.

What has been your experience?

What do you think of having an ‘On / Off’ switch for chat?

I’ll check your comments and responses throughout the day but I hope to open my MacBook tomorrow morning to floods of comments and shared experiences. I can’t wait to hear what you think about social surfing and live chatting…