Yesterday I accomplished one of my goals for my crash course. I went to Barnes Ignoble and bought "Social Media Marketing for Dummies." Criminy! Remember when I said in a previous entry "There must be a SM for Dummies book out there, right?" Whew--there are more like 30. Marketing on Facebook. Marketing on Twitter. Social Media Community Management. Introduction to Antisocial Media.
Okay, I made that last one up. But... I was sort of overwhelmed. I ended up with a pretty good one...$33 later. (Ouch.) The first twenty pages have been very informative, and when I flip through it I see a lot of other things that look like exactly the knowledge I am looking for. There's even a CD with a 3-hour training course on it included! Now, to dig in.
And then today, the iPhone came through. Got a charger and a pretty blue case for it, and after sitting on my counter, plugged in, making random little self-satisfied noises here and there over the past two hours, it is now charged up and ready to go.