Edgar of all trades

Master of all

I might as well be named John Smith. My name is a very common name and it is difficult to find me online through search engines.

This is a bit annoying, since I kind of feel like I don’t know who I am because of this. Well, I do know myself, but I would like to show that I am unique. No, I am not a doctor nor a soccer player, that’s not me.

Who am I? Good question! Its a hard one to answer too since I am sort of discovering my social network personality now. I am myself. I am not a corporate personality. I have nothing against them either, its just that sometimes corporate branding takes precedence before self-branding.

I am Edgar Garcia. I want to make a difference. I work for the Cancer Center at Northwestern University on an application that ultimately makes life much easier for the different facilities that contribute directly to the battle against cancer.

Personally, I help people that ask for my help. This usually means I need to learn something new and different to help. I do what I can with what I got. My close friends know that I am there to listen when they need me. My extended friends, like on twitter, know that I can give them advice or support should they need it. I’m here to make friends. I enjoy friends, and so its great getting to know people. I will be posting a blog on the latest ColonelMeetUp (Twitter-based meetup hosted by @ColonelTribune)

I also have this desire to entertain people. I can be funny at times (Especially when I win the internet), and I’ve always wanted to do video since I was younger. I may still pursue that somehow for fun. I have a day job, but if someone would like me to do some acting or something, I’d find the time.

Edgar of all trades will fill out nicely once I start adding new categories and showing what I can do.

As for googling my name, @Fitz suggested I get my name and link on different websites. Please help me out by using my full name when linking to my blog.

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http://atleahjones.com

http://atleahjones.com

Here I go again, opening my not-so-big-mouth and getting myself more work. I am one of a trio of people currently working on the next Twitter-inspired social media experiment.

You heard right, it is a dating site, of sorts. See my Twitter life, as short as it has been, has been very fruitful. I’ve avoided adding people myself, and most of them have for one reason or another added me first. Leah Jones is one such woman.

Leah is a blogger, and on Twitter and other social sites. Recently, one of her tweets was about her friend, trying to set him up on a date. Ten days ago… She then continued by reinforcing how serious she was that same night. A few days later, she updated us on her successful possible matchmaking. This is where I come in. I engage her by asking how much her matchmaking services are, then mention how a leahjonesdating site would solve all those problems. This quickly grew to what it almost is now. I say that because it is and will be a work in progress for a while.

Currently, you can see a splash logo/page here http://atleahjones.com that Ezra Butler, from Jerusalem, one of Leah’s many friends/contacts, created. He is working on the design. I am working on the guts/tech, and Leah will be the pretty face to this project. She will also take the biggest role by seriously interviewing her friends first, then slowly adding others, by blogging about them and giving them her seal of approval. Leah will be featuring people from all walks of life, it won’t be a set type, I mean, I will probably definitely be showcased. We’re working out the kinks on how to handle communications, but as I said, work in progress.

Leah’s recent blog post is about this and is called Building a Better Dating Site. I think giving it the personal touch Leah will be giving, is the secret to building a better dating site. I’ve had to learn how to set up an image map to link our Twitter accounts on the existing splash page. I also had to figure out how to set up an email relay to work with the blog. Since I am hosting it. I may end up moving it though.

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