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My wired family

Can I take a minute to write about my family? I try to keep this blog professional, but it has to do with many of the topics I write about often, so I will let this slide.

Over the past year, my family has leaped, no dove head first, into the digital age. Sure, I am still the geek of the clan, but each one has embraced this digital world we now live in and I wanted to take a second to give them their individual props.

My sister, Jesica Savich, got married a couple years ago and fell in love with her wedding video (after her husband , of course). She then taped my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding and was hooked. Within an amazingly short amount of time, she started idoproductions.biz, and is now earning part-time wages (and I would venture to guess, soon full time) from helping tape peoples weddings for them. She designed her site herself, bought and taught herself how to use a mac and as well as some very intimidating video equipment and has successfully self marketed herself. Bravo Jesica!

My brother, Taylor Podgorny, is an audio engineer, who dabbles in concert promotion and manages a Chicago band called Metrovox. He is trying out different kinds of viral marketing techniques to help promote the band, including events on the different social networks and marketing on different event sites.

Another sister (I have 3), Gabrielle, joined Facebook just before entering college and within days had over 100 friends. I think she has over 300 or 400 now, but this is a gal who was too busy working part-time jobs and doing mission work to be connected in high school. Now she keeps touch with friends back home and friends she has met on missions all over the world via Facebook

My dad, John Podgorny, is a successful career network marketer was chatting with me last month about starting a help community online for people getting started in his business. My dad’s gonna be a chat moderator! 😀

My mom, Sheri, who has famously called me to ask every minute computer question (only to figure it out five minutes later on her own) now has a Blackberry, is driving a Prius, and finding wifi spots for her new laptop. HA!

All I have to do is get Linus P Alexander a wifi detector collar or something and I will have the most connected family I know. Actually, Linus has a Dogster page, so I guess we are already there.

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Joi Podgorny has spent the better part of the past 2 decades working on the bleeding edge of the technology and entertainment industries, from content/brand development and production to leading international support, moderation, community and social teams. Most recently, Joi founded Good People Collective, a consulting agency focused on helping companies and organizations establish, assess and pivot their internal and external cultures to help maximize their potential. She and her team are currently working on an exciting new software project, combining corporate training and virtual reality.

One thought on “My wired family

  1. Bravo to you my sista! Thanks for the plug, I love it! And at the head of this digitally competent family is the Matriarch techy…YOU!! My sister, My friend, My helpdesk, lol ;^)

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