I’ve been listening to and tweeting #JayMohrSports since before day 1. My first experience with appointment listening was when Slam Man used to fill in for Rome. Back in the summer of 2009, I joined Twitter (as @Fotabulous). One day JJ was subbing for Rome and asked us to tweet at him. It was a moment of genius 3 or 4 years ahead of its time. I got one of mine read. And I was hooked.
When I won my first Twitter Hat Trick on January 18, 2013, and Jay followed only me for a weekend, I began wondering about the other winners. We had already begun an informal ritual of congratulating winners and winners tweeting back thanks. But I wanted to know more about my fellow winners and began reaching out to them to do phone interviews. Mike Robinson, Jay in San Antonio, Great Bluedini, Magic Uno, DTheSeahorse, etc. I hate to pick favorites, but (that means I’m going to pick a favorite)…
After a chat with J. Cobb in early May, he and I decided to launch the Tweeting Mohrrior Podcast (later the Tweeting Mohrrior Videocast). We podcast weekly (on and off) for 18 months. The breakup was horrible. Here was our first foray into live video:
A great honor for me was to be inducted with J. Cobb, Drew Ernakovich, and Manuel in Gardena, into the inaugural Jay Mohr Sports Hall of Fame. A bigger honor is all the friends I’ve made along the way, including JJ.
Professionally, I’m a software developer. I pay the bills right now by automating things that nobody in their right mind would actually do by hand. So I’m not a threat to your paycheck or your kids future livelihoods. I love my dogs, am slowly learning guitar, dabble in plumbing and landscaping, and just bought a CNC machine. Here’s an original composition I’ve been working on since August.
I’ll recap the Yogurt Eater story next time.