Archive for February, 2008

Moving to New York

February 25th, 2008 No comments

Earlier tonight I made this announcement public with a mass e-mail…

As many of you know I have been in search of jobs all over the country. I found a fit on Wall Street in New York. Kind of hard to believe this small town southern guy would ever move to a city that has more people than his home state. I took a position as an analyst with a firm at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway. Four years ago I wouldn’t have ever thought I would live outside the south.

I am really excited about the opportunities the new firm offers. (I "ain’t" saying who or what until the press release comes out!) The rest of this week I am going to be packing up and looking for housing in New York. That is where you come in… If you have a friend/family/associate in New York drop them a note and say "Hey! I know a guy that is moving to NY and looking for an apartment. Do you know of any vacancies?"

Stay tuned to my seldomly updated blog for the announcement on my press release.


Chris Estes

When I moved to Washington, DC I only planned for a three month stay before I moved home. Well it has been two years and I’m going further north. Even though I am moving further north doesn’t make me miss Alabama any less.  Alabama is my home and always will be. I have been living quite the portable life since leaving, though I can’t move in two suitcases or my Honda anymore, I do plan to come home one day. Look at this way, at least when you come to New York you will have a tour guide and a floor to crash.


Keep the Tornado victims in your thoughts

February 18th, 2008 No comments

Keep today’s southern Tornado victims in your thoughts. At (my professional website) I posted how you can help.

I have not heard from anyone in the region. If you are in the region or have been in touch with anyone will you please update me.

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Friendships or Contacts? – Social Media

February 6th, 2008 7 comments

Blogging and social media sites are at the center of most topics in the internet marketing world. Not a day goes by that a hot new article at Sphinn (Internet Marketing News & Forums Discussion) doesn’t relate to social media. With an unlimited amount of social media options, inevitably you will make friends. The question that perplexes me most about these social media friends are they just contacts? or are they really friends?

Over the past few months of being an active contributing blogger I have made hundreds of contacts. Are any of them really my friends? A definition of a friend can loosely be defined by anyone. In my opinion a friends is someone you can count on in a bind? Trusting people is one of the hardest things for anyone to do and especially for me.

I have thought about the psychology and risk of it all… People hiding behind an avatar. People covering up their personality flaws. Someone being out right dishonest. People lying and being malicious.

Being new to the contributing blog world I have yet to be mislead. But a part of me wants to fall back on what my momma always said: “Don’t Talk to Strangers”. When people “friend me” I am always hesitant. If I don’t add you don’t be alarmed, I am just doing what my momma told me.

I am perplexed by my new found “friends” and if they are really more than just contacts or avatars on the internet.

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