I suppose if we were consumed with ourselves most of the time, we would’ve found this news a few months ago. But 99 percent of the time, we’re so damb caught-up in promoting the rockomania, that we forget about ole #1 in most cases. So in typical “casually late” fashion, we just recently just found it this week. And if you’re wondering HOW we found it…well…we actually have to thank Paper.li. Because while we were doing some behind-the-scenes type testing and research of the latest Paper.li mods and revamp, we happened to randomly find a mention of #rockthought there within (thee ole Interwebs work in mysterious ways, sometimes, don’t they?).
Anyhoo…for those engaged in social/new media professions, you’re well aware of Mashable. You’re well aware that it’s essentially THE premier resource for the latest social media, business, and tech/lifestyle trends. You’re well aware of its “behemoth” stature as an online media powerhouse. Essentially, it’s become a USA Today/New York Times/WSJ - for all things techie/social media, right?
For those unfamiliar with Mashable, I’ll just say this…
If and when Mashable FINDS you – it’s kind’ve a big deal. If and when Mashable takes attention to and/or actually cares to NOTICE you – it’s kind’ve a big deal. If and when Mashable actually cares to mention, drop your name/brand, or write about you in an article that they feature – it’s kind’ve a bit of a big deal.
When Mashable drops your name/brand at the top of an “Essential” list – it’s really kind’ve sort’ve a little bit of a pretty big deal. At least for the ones said lucky enough.
The Mashable article I’m referring to – is this one. And lead writer Stephanie was mucho kind-o enough to not only mention rockthought.com among 12 Essential Pinterest Boards for SXSW 2012 – she mentioned rockthought.com at NUMERO UNO – atop that list.
That’s pretty rad. That’s pretty damb cool. Thank you Stephanie. And thank you Mashable. We’re celebrating this weekend. If you’re in Austin this weekend, let us know where to find you.
For those who might wish to take a stroll back through memory lane, and check out the rest of the article, you can find it on Mashable HERE. For those who might wish to check out our Pinterest pinboard of mention, you can find it HERE (we actually had to rename the pinboard after the Mashable article was published – so the link in that article is likely snapped at present). There is a current total of 164 pins on said pinboard, but here are a few of them embedded for display/reference:
For the casual scrollers/Pinviewers out there, this collection may seem like a “so what.” But we actually spent several hours and days scanning the Interwebs, snapping photos,, digging for the low-down nitty gritty, and posting these announcements in real-time leading up to the big shindig(s). For those that did SXSW 2012, and incidentally found us in process, we hope you found our collection of gig flyers, party news, and event announcements somewhat useful along your journey. We sure as dammit hell tried like hell – to make it rock like hell. Many cheers and thanks again to Stephanie and Mashable for the muchas veces. We’re headed to the Five & Dime. For a copy of Time?