Happy 7th Anniversary to Shareology! July 25, 2016

I started the blog Shareology on July 26, 2009.  After the five-year anniversary, I quietly put the blog into a two-year recess.  So it’s July 26 yet again and time to say a few words in commemoration.

The topic? Networking Nirvana!

Minneapolis-St. Paul is a leading hub of technical companies and workers.  It also has an active social media community.  I’ve received two certifications in social media since Shareology began; however, my best learning has come from attending networking events here in the Twin Cities.

Here’s my salute to the organizations I currently find most educational:

  1. Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis-St. Paul is closing in on its 93rd meeting in September. That means 2017 will see the 100th meeting of the nation’s largest Social Media Breakfast group!  @SMBMSP


  1. There is also the October 15 Minnesota Blogger Conference to look forward to! @MNBlogCon


  1. Minnesota Analytics has a myriad of yearly events scheduled. I’m looking forward to the August 24 FARCON with an emphasis on Financials and Retail at the Carlson school.  @MinneAnalytics


  1. MinneStar offers MinneDemo several times a year, with my favorite MinneBar in spring. I’ve presented three times at Minnebar and love roaming the halls of Best Buy’s first floor, looking for new knowledge with geeks and nerds of every stripe.  @MinneStar


  1. One of the best monthly breakfast is Business Leaders Breakfast Forum. I have heard Paul Douglas, Sam Richter, Andrew Eklund and Anne Pryor at Lurie, LLP. Pam Borton is next up August 12. @LurieLLP


  1. My latest favorite is StartUp Grind held at Coco and featuring leaders of the entrepreneurial community in Minneapolis-St. Paul.  @StartupGrindMN


Well, that’s my latest list of favorite events in the Cities.  Here’s to Networking Nirvana!

Kay Roseland



Plan your New Year! January 21, 2014

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Fast Company just gave me a new title: The Social Butterfly! September 24, 2013

Somedays it’s just random…. (thank you Julia Cobbs!)


Cruising Twitter I came across an RT of someone looking for a person who had used social media to find a new position and who was over 40…. hmmmmm.  I sent a reply to the writer, and the result can be read on Fast Company!

Click here to check out my new title!


Alphabet Bash 2013: The Last?????? August 23, 2013

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Marketing Marvels from across the Twin Cities moved to Aria Thursday night for Alphabet Bash!  Biggest News?  This was the LAST Bash!!!  or not…. Bash is being redesigned:  Bigger?  Smaller?  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, let’s look at what makes Bash so great!


Shareology caught Kate-Madonna Hindes on Networking:


Who can talk about Bash without mentioning food, especially deserts!



Properly fueled, the crowd partied and networked on!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


Some folks just can’t wait for the Tommie picture!!!


Above photo by Ron McCoy Media; all others by Kay Roseland.

Follow @AlphabetBash on Twitter to discover if this is the Last Bash… or not.

For the latest in Bash’s new life, click here:   More Fun Facts

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire


Before, During and After Tweets: Your Keys to Event Success!!! March 24, 2013

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Shareology notes we are thisclose to April and several of her favorite events, including #minnebar, #wordcampmsp and #Inforum2013.  So of course, you are polishing your Before, During and After tweets, n’est pas?

What are Before, During and After tweets?  Shareology is more than happy to….share…her recipe for event success.

Before Tweets take place BEFORE the event.  With only 13 days left until minnebar, now is the perfect time to be looking at #minnebar on Twitter.  Those in the Twin Cities who are leading a session are already tweeting the topics they’ll present.  Other first-timers are tweeting to introduce themselves to the group and start conversations before heading to Best Buy HQ on April 6.  Before Tweets help you meet people who you can meet IRL in just 13 days.  One of the most fun Before Tweets for me resulting in meeting a great PR guru dude in the making at Alphabet Bash.   It’s been great fun ever since to meet him for coffee and follow his career through Padilla and Target!

During Tweets are tweeted during the event.  RTs or retweets are super cool, too.  Try to pick those tweets that are insightful or funny; retweeting everything is spammy behavior.   One of the best tweets (Was it mine?  Was it another woman’s?) was at #minnebar, marveling that it is one of the few events in the world where the line is at the Men’s bathroom.   Yay for fewer women nerds and no lines!!!

After Tweets allow you to follow-up with the people you met at the event, or even better, to follow-up with those you missed and want to get to know. Very powerful!!

So if you think events are using twitter only during the event, expand your horizons and add in Before and After Tweets to your mix!!! You’ll enhance your appreciation of the event and your relationships, both old and new.  Now if you’ll excuse Shareology, she has some Before Tweets to publish before #minnebar!!!

Kay Roseland @KayLoire


Start your New Year right with Gistr: Your Twin Cities Communication Events Center! January 15, 2013

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Are you a networking fanatic?  Love to meet people and learn more?  Check out for marketing, sales, public relations and social media events in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area!


Great Networkers ensure that they are using their time effectively; gistr helps you plan your networking week and month.  You can also follow them at @GistrMN

Let the networking begin!!

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire


Shareology hits the cover of Businessweek!!! June 3, 2012

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…along with 11 other individuals….telling a positive story about persistence!

A couple of thoughts before I send you to the article and three pictures…

A quote from the article, on newsstands this week:

“Each story is unique, yet there are common themes: feelings of uselessness, the disturbing ease with which one’s professional identity slips away, the humiliation of asking family or friends for a loan, and, finally, the rewards of adaptability and persistence.” 

Shareology did not experience the first three above; she is a huge believer in persistence!!

When you click on the pictures, mine is in the bottom row, in the middle.  By clicking on me on the lawn of the Science Museum (superimposed with a picture of my cube and chair at Infor) you will come to a 2nd and third photo.  In the actual article on newsstands is a 150 word summary.  Each photo also has a caption.

The great thing is that ProductCamp MN and SMBMSP got super mentions.  (Although if I had been given the captions to proof, I would have made the reference to SMBMSP a tad more precise.)

I spent 4 hours with the photographer, Josh Poehlein, and time on the phone with the reporter, Katherine Reynolds Lewis.  I have seen so many success stories in the last three years, and they do go under-reported.  Hats off to Businessweek for highlighting how networking can lead to new adventures!!

Update June 6, 2012:

  • Found the issue on the stands last night.
  • Disappointed at first that my picture wasn’t on the cover.
  • Flipped through to discover I’m a centerfold.

Yep, my photo is spread over 2 pages.  Definitely LOL.  Yep, that’s why I got the MBA:  so I could be a centerfold in Businessweek.  Loving it!!!!

And now your links:

For copy and pictures:

For a short video by the author of the cover story:

Kay Roseland   @KayLoire


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