Dear Facebook friends: Because we're a pretty close-knit community here, I want to give you a quickie heads-up. Between now and tomorrow morning, I will share personal news that thrills me to no end. (Hence the previous "test" I just posted to make sure that I successfully unlinked to Twitter!) I will be cryptic until then. Given all of the conversations we have had here since 2009 - ESPECIALLY in the days since I'd quit USA Today, I didn't want to just spring it on you. Without getting mushy, I'll simply state that I have been grateful for your friendship, insights and support, which this year even included Starbucks birthday presents (shout-out to Jay Furr and Lin Humphrey) and an incredible business partnership with digital strategist Lisa Malcom. Stay tuned for my news! Best, Barb
MY TWITTER NEWS: Without fully breaking my own "news," I wanted to let you all know that I'm in the midst of organizing my first-ever live Twitter chat with a fantastic hotels publication! But there's more, on April 1, I'll be a panelist on a live Twitter chat with a fantastic travel publication. Can't wait to share details!