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My name is Toldyah & I’m an addict…..

Forgive me Facebook, for I have sinned, it has been 6 hours since my last status update.   I am a bad girl. 

Twitter, Twitter, wherefore art thou?  I havent commented on my daily activities since this morning.  

Send me a check box, right now, for I havent done a check-in this weekend.

OMG….. I am a social media junkie.

I need my fix, and nothing else will do.  TV – pfffffffft.  Get thee behind me!  A book, well, that’s nice entertainment and all, but nothing, NOTHING, is like the stirring roller coaster that is social media.  So many experiences and emotions: that warmth spreading through the veins from throwing a sheep, that hit of ecstasy from being the wittiest comment on a friend’s photo or the soul-deep satisfaction of being Mayor.

The warning signs were there of course.  Elbowing old ladies away from the door of the train in an effort to get home quicker to do the latest Facebook poll.   Causing mass panic by triggering the evacuation alarm at work so I can run out with my smart phone and check Richard Branson‘s latest Twitter effort. Making spurious claims of food poisoning after a visit to a particular food establishment so I would be the only person checking in – and making me Mayor.   It’s all harmless fun isn’t it…….ummmm, isn’t it?

I am relieved to know I am not the only one!  Korea – home of the tasty flaming barbecue and the most insane online gamers in the world – is very concerned.  Now – to paint the picture – Korea has reality tv unlike the rest of us – theirs is based on watching online gamers compete against one another.  Ratings are  massive, people having knocked off ticket holders just to be in the audience. In those hours they are not gaming or watching gaming, they spend their time on social media commenting about gaming, oh and Justin Bieber of course.  They are seriously hooked on the invisible waves connecting our world.  Korean parents, when not busy themselves slaying mythical creatures, are worried about their kids.  Gamer’s thumb, laptop eye, and the ever-present oops forgot to do my homework flu are so threatening to the national interest that clinics are being set up.

This is in fact, excellent news.  Toldyah needs these addicts!  Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Toldyah will give them fun and excitement, shopping deals and most of all, STARDOM!  So come on over, let me introduce you to a new high.

Come join Make Me Famous on Facebook, and feel that exhilarating RUSH, the pumping of your blood, the warmth of the spotlight.

What are you waiting for?

I, Toldyah


How to be Pitch Perfect – la la la!

Gees, I wish I knew the answer to that question.  You see dear readers, I have to do a rehearsal pitch tonight for Toldyah – and to use an Aussie term – I am sh*tting bricks.  It doesn’t help that I have spent the last week pfaffing around, feeling completely unmotivated by another roadblock I can’t find the answer to, plus another visit from the delightful ol’ gastro fiend, who embraced every member of the household one after the other leaving me doing a permanent nurse’s soft shoe shuffle from bed to bed.

I wonder if I am getting too hung up on how to get the right answer?  Is the scientist in me being too strict.  Do I need to be a little more Kevin Costnerbuild it and they will come……..”  Do Donald Trump, Amancio Ortega, and Richard Branson go so far as I have for each new venture?

How do you predict how many people will flock to the brilliant Toldyah site and use the mobile app?  How do I make it go viral quickly?  And then how do I keep the growth going at a phenomenal rate.  The last question is answered with: through great user experience of course – but what will keep Gen Y attention long-term? And just what numbers will support retailer buy in?

So many questions, whose brains can I pick to get the best answers…….  and how to I pitch as though I know all of this tonight when clearly I don’t…..

So, I’ve hit a point of challenge.  I need to push through and make it work, or all this effort will have been for nothing!   Anyone got marketing or sales experience out there – happy to take on a partner for a share of the action!  REALLY!  You don’t need to quit your day job, and I will make you a millionaire in 5 years time.

In the mean time I need to get some motivation going again – work on something in the plan that will re-spark the passion!  I have a cunning plan involving some spoof video outtakes……. so anyone in Sydney feeling like being a movie star for an hour?  Can you do a British accent? Or an American one?  Hehe – it’ll be fun.

Remember to join up my Facebook Page – Make Me Famous, we’ll be running a comp there very soon.

And please – send SOS motivational messages – I need some cheerleaders pleeeeease!

I, Toldyah




I want to give you the clap!

What?  Why would I do that?  Of course, I am assuming you are old enough to know what the clap is………check HERE if you don’t LOL.

No, it’s applause I mean.  A big, rowdy acclamation that you guys are the BEST!


Pop open the champers, drop the net of balloons and streamers.


There’s a long way to go still.  And many more posts to be read (if you have a topic of interest, let me know BTW).  And we have launches to plan for: Toldyah website, mobile app, etc.  But it’s a start!

Where are we right now?

Make Me Famous – the Facebook page is up and running…… please join it and pass on to your friends.  If you know anyone who uploads videos they can link on this page to help spread the word. Let’s make people famous!

Toldyah – Facebook and Twitter pages are up and running, although on slow burn at the mo.

MEGA – has honed my pitch (more refinements to be made but am loving it right now).

Bizness Babes – has the bones of the business plan sorted – will be in a final draft at the end of today!

Things to do:

Source funding to build website and mobile phone apps

Develop and launch viral campaign


It’s getting closer now – so soon you’ll be able to say “See, I Toldyah”.


I, Toldyah.


A funny thing happened on the way to Facebook

If you are a regular reader (yes you Mr X, I found out who you are and a case of champers is on its way, without one person actually reading it does seem a bit pointless to write!), then you’ll know I blogged about some less than happy comments on a fantastic win I had last Friday.

Well, a few more happened over the next few days – and some people put their sleuthing incapabilities to work and realised that 2 + 2 = 6.  They found my blog here at Toldyah and started making all sorts of strange assumptions!  Conspiracy theories flew ’round Facebook quicker than a US presidential assasination (ok ok – you found me out – I was the sniper on the grassy knoll).

After it got really stupid (having been amusing for the 2 hours before that) I decided I perhaps should explain that Toldyah The Blog, and Tania the apparent professional comper with undies of steel were in fact the same person.  My only thought was just to stop the stupidity that was affecting the Appliances Online FB page, but it ended up in a completely unexpected and somewhat hilarious result.  Not to mention a HUGE lesson in marketing 101.

I had my 2 biggest ever visitor numbers on the day I posted and the next day – WOW.  Now – this blog isn’t well-known (wish it was – if any syndicated media outlet would like to pick it up – I write cheap).  In fact, getting 100 readers on a day would make me crack open the bubbly, but hey, 80 people having a gander isn’t bad when I don’t yet have a website ready or the launch up and running.


Dont get me wrong – I am not planning to go get arrested (I’m not as rich or influential as Paris or Ms Lohan). But making a controversial statement can be both fun and rewarding for business……. and THAT is a marketing tool I can use for my launch plan.

So – anyone out there in reader land want to suggest some controversial topics I could bend to my advantage?   I am also putting a survey up on this topic for some of my ideas….

And if you have come over from Appliances Online – hello and welcome!  Yes – the recipe on the Cook Me page really is mine, but no, my undies aren’t made of steel.  They are diamond encrusted tho’

I, Toldyah


The Nature of the Beast

Hello – and Happy Mummies Day for all those down under.   Who got brekky in bed?  How many budding Junior Masterchefs treated their mums to a lie in?

What shall I blog on today?  Hmmmmmmmm decisions!

I had the opportunity to see human nature without the shine on Friday evening.  I was fortunate to win a prize for my Cup A Cino recipe (see Cooking Toldyah’s tab above). I made up the recipe over a decade ago for my late mum. It was a big surprise to me and announced via Facebook so my first inkling was when I saw the Facebook entry.  I scrolled through the mostly lovely congratulatory messages to reply my thanks and was hit hard by some nasty comments – OMG. Why?

It reminded me when I have seen cool, harmless videos on Youtube – people click dislike on these videos – why?  Are these people fundamentally flawed to display meanness or is it just that the sunshine just hasn’t burst into their lives enough to allow them to celebrate the good things it offers?

Celebrating is good for the soul, so give it a go people.  Feel the glow from being pleased for someone else!  Just maybe the karma will come back to you hey!

It’s the nature of the human beast to be many things – that is what makes us interesting, varied, and innovative.  Sadly, non-constructive negativity is one of those attributes.  It reminded me that I must ensure the rules of Toldyah protect the generous contributors from the haters.  It’s easy to criticise, much harder to create.  It’s the creative I want to encourage!  Time to reinforce the plan to protect the innocent!

Have a great day!

I, Toldyah

It’s a Blog’s Life

I am baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

All funned out being a kid.  Well, not really, there is always room for more fun!

It was an amazing experience to try to think like a child for a day.  Silly thoughts, different viewpoints…….. not censuring my thoughts and actions (within reason – there are human decency requirements!).

It’s actually quite fun and productive to let go of the rules. So many things are possible if you start asking WHY NOT?  Suspend reality as we adults know it and start inventing.  Research depts should be staffed by kids – so much more would be developed and it would be interesting!   A bowl that turns into a lollipop when you wash it – brilliant!

Actually came up with 2 new business ideas during this time – all hush hush of course – I know Mr Gates is secretly spying on me for my brilliant mind, that youngsta Mark Z is just waiting for me to slip up so he can snap up my fabulous ideas, and Richard the Virgin is combing through my trash!  Hello rich people – please send a starving entrepreneur money or coupons……….no really – we need help. LOL.

In fact I am beginning to think that is a required part of the program – to be successful you must be desperate.  No risk will compare with the burning feeling of hunger perhaps.  Lucky it was easter, we are living on easter bunnies and eggs.  Still – chocolate does contain all the food groups doesn’t it?

My ideas are becoming more refined now – Toldyah has meat on the bones.  Website and app development will start very soon, and launch plans are taking shape.  The business plan is in first draft, the rules and webpages are storyboarded.  It’s getting exciting.

Will you be one of the first to be able to say….

See, Toldyah.

Sunday night musings

So who wants to be a star?

Yes yes, I can see Gen Y jumping up and down waving their hands – and even some of Gen X, those happy to flip the bird at their own Gen. and play with the “youngsters” to have some fun (and yup, this includes me *grin*)

Is FB getting boring? MySpace gone to outerspace? YouTube becoming a re-run?

Toldyah is under construction, and we want to:


So get those video phones out and start practicing your catwalk saunter.

We’ll soon be looking for some talented style magnets to start making the news rather than watching it!

Have a great week,

I, Toldyah