For those of you who haven’t heard of it, NaBloPoMo is short for National Blog Posting Month. Normally it’s done in November, but you can do it any month. To try and get myself used to posting consistently again, I’m gonna give it a shot for December. I’ve tried it a few times over the years and I have yet to do it, so here goes.

I’ll kick things off by taking cue from a dear friend Matt, of Today he revisited a post he made a few years ago called “6 things I wish you had” in reference to social media sites that he was hoping more friends would utilize. His list from 2007 was a great predictor of sites that continued to grow and gain popularity over the years. Case in point, Matt was a seriously early adopter to twitter, and was the person who turned me on to it. Three and half years and 3500+ tweets later, I’m still using it!

Anyway, here’s my list of things I wish YOU were using-

  1. a BLOG. Obviously I love blogging, and a big part of that is the sense of community that comes along with it. I only wish more of the people I know in real life would blog.
  2. Instagram– Okay, so this is only to people who have an iPhone (but really, if you don’t have an iPhone… c’mon. Get with it). Think of Instagram as Hipstamatic gone social. The photo interface is much more user friendly and creative, and you can add friends from facebook, twitter and your contact list.  I love this little app, and it would be infinitely more entertaining if more of my peeps used it.
  3. Twitter– Tweet, people. It’s fun. I promise.
  4.– While one might take this as a Groupon wanna-be, they’ve actually been around longer. It takes the daily deal concept and ties in social networking and and a sense of community. It’s like Yelp and Groupon had a baby. I’m not sure why I like this site as much as I do, but, well… I do.

I could post a few more things, but they’re mostly all iPhone apps. Maybe I’ll post about my favorite apps later. Gotta save some steam for the rest of the month.