Two Videographers walk into a bar…
People say you can’t trust anything you read or anyone you meet on the Internet.
I’m calling BS.
For the last 3 years, I’ve been engaging in social media conversations with Carole Parsons of SugarCMedia. We’ve lived in neighbouring towns, shared a lot of the same friends (most of whom we’ve met through social media) and attended some of the same events. For one reason or another, our paths just never crossed in real life.
This week, Carole came to Calgary, and I made damn sure I cleared my schedule so we could finally meet. There are not a lot of female video producers, and I rarely get to talk shop with another woman. This was not an opportunity to be missed.
The conversation was so effortless, and we see eye-to-eye on a lot of things. Our businesses are in the same stage of growth and change, and we shared the frustrations unique to our industry. It was like we’ve known each other forever, not just in the virtual world.
Were it not for Twitter and Facebook, Carole and I might have only had an inkling of the other’s existence. So thank you, Internet, for allowing us to dance around each other on social media.
What’s the punchline?
Two videographers walk into bar.
They share some food.
They talk shop.
They leave as friends.
And an awesome, exciting, collaborative project is born.