I have been laughing in Twitter since 5AM this morning... Social Media is amazing.

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Carolyn Tann Starr 2011

I have been laughing in Twitter since 5AM this morning... Social Media is amazing.

The interesting thing about being introduced to a friend of a friend is the fact that you never know where your direct messages are going to lead you... It could be a calm, soothing experience with an intellectual, an argument with a moron or a walk on the wild side with an incredible mind. Rumor has it that I'm somewhere in the middle of the social media Bermuda Triangle, prone to fluctuations, so follow @CTannStarr if you dare (LOL). ;-)

I spend a lot of time lurking on blogs and direct messaging people. Sometimes I leave comments but most of the time I don't. I'm also known for picking up the phone and calling out of the blue or texting people to find out what they are doing. Don't let the long list of what music I'm listening to or blog/news links fool you. I'm very active when it comes to chatting with my social media peeps and I e-mail back and forth with my fans on Jango Music all the time. A few Jango peeps are coming to the Ward Nasse Gallery tonight (which is why I'm also doing a CD signing) and I have three Rainers confirming a drive by. 

My digital DJs are mad cool so I'm looking forward to seeing what musical play lists they come up with. It's my first Rain Party so we plan to be dancing in the streets later tonight (LOL). I also have an appointment to chat with a "luxury brand builder." I don't know what that means but I am looking forward to finding out because it entails playing in more paint and being very discrete about the portraits to be created. I love messing with my art supplies so you don't have to whisper ASW to get my attention (LOL). There will be an after party tonight. Just saying... ;-)

BTW, I have a new real estate home but will not start until April because I'm on vacation and have four artistic projects I need to complete before I start running the streets with buyers. This is the part of the show where I give my Editor a private shout out (I did not forget you - LOL) and say thank you to J. Phillip Faranda for having me. JPF doesn't mind my blogging habits or running amok up and down the eastern seaboard, so my family and friends thank you as well.

P.S. If you are going to dangle the ASW carrot, giving Cher Johnson an invitation to join ASW is the ultimate free pass to whatever it is one may want from me (as long as it's reasonable and legal and has nothing to do with sex - LOL). My birthday is in April. Wanna give me a cool gift? Get Cher into ASW. She's an awesome friend and I love her. It would make my 2011. Seriously. ;-)




Comments (11)

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Ms. Tann-Starr -

Reading your post is like going to exercise class!  Great fun! I love trying to follow your meandering train of thought!

Having a great Broker is an immeasurable asset.  I enjoy reading what JPF posts.  As I am the Broker(!), it is important that I have somewhere to look for guidance if an issue presents itself. ActiveRain is MY "Broker" !!

Have a happy day -






Mar 05, 2011 12:26 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

I love ActiveRain. It's where my virtual family lives and makes for a Spanking-A Rolodex (LOL). ;-)

Mar 05, 2011 12:36 AM
J. Philip Faranda
Howard Hanna Rand Realty - Yorktown Heights, NY
Associate Broker / Office Manager

The cat is out of the bag! Ann and I are tickled to have you. We'll blog about it soon as well. As I said, we are here for you and not the other way around. 

Mar 05, 2011 12:43 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

JPF, I am thrilled to be joining your firm. I love your blog. Thank you for having me. Looking forward to working with you and Ann (and grinning about the the play dates we're gonna have - LOL). ;-)

Mar 05, 2011 12:48 AM
Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

C... Did I ever say I adore you :-)  You rock, girlfirend!   And your artwork is incredible!  And congrats on the new real estate gig, too.

Mar 05, 2011 12:49 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Thank you, CJ. I can't wait for our album to come out. I've been composing like a mad woman and driving Alicia nuts (LOL). 2011 is going to be a very interesting year. Looking forward to it. :-)

Mar 05, 2011 12:51 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Carolyn, you are so thoroughly immersed in the variety that is Social Media I wonder what would happen if you completely disconnected for a week? Withdrawal? smile

Mar 05, 2011 12:55 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

LOL @ Gary. Withdrawal pain may be an understatement. Remember when the ActiveRain servers locked and we all couldn't find each other for a couple of days? It was the worse feeling in the world not to be in touch with my virtual family. I had no idea I could stress out that way. I kept wondering if A had the baby, if B got divorced, if C's dog was okay, if D landed safely in London... The unanswered questions and loss of daily interaction floored me. I genuinely care about my friends and realized I needed a better plan to keep in touch. Now my phone is brimming with contact information and I actually text and call people. I love interrupting their day (and have become a Facebook Twitter fiend - LOL).

Mar 05, 2011 01:15 AM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Carolyn, what fun you will have tonight and in the future with J Philip Feranda! New York Real Estate will never be the same! LOL

Mar 05, 2011 08:23 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

''....thank you to J. Phillip Faranda for having me.''

This is one brilliant broker to be able to land you. Congratulations on a great decision by both of you!


Mar 05, 2011 02:18 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Maria, I just got home from a Cinderella evening. We stayed after hours at the gallery, did our after party at Peeps and nightcapped at a penthouse with amazing views of Manhattan. I'm too happy to sleep (LOL).

Thank you, Margaret. :-) 

Mar 05, 2011 05:46 PM