VISIBILITY in the 21st Century

Glenn Gissler - Blog - 2015 - Concert_Hands_Up_Wide

Being a man of a certain age I like to see others ‘swimming in the water’ before I jump in. I am a pretty ‘late adopter’, I admit it.

Out of curiosity I joined Facebook in 2008, but it wasn’t until the Fall of 2013 that I began to really focus my efforts and see what greater participation in the socali media landscape might bring.

Today I have:

Over 20,000 ‘LIKE’s‘ on Facebook,

Over 14,000 images pinned on Pinterest

Over 4,000 connections on LinkedIn

And almost 10,000 visitors to my blog ‘In Pursuit of Design Alchemy’

and in the last 18 months had almost 11,000 visitors to 

What has come of all this connectivity?


The Un-Usual Suspects

Glenn Gissler - Blog - 15 to watch

In a follow-up to yesterday’s post, I want to share a bit about 15 of the distinctive and inspirational people I have met on-line (and some in person) who have helped to shaped my on-line life, and enriched my experiences on social media.  I’ve included links to their Facebook profiles so you can follow them as well…



What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Glenn Gissler - Blog - 2014 - Grade School PhotoWhat do you want to be when you grow up?

At age 13, while in school in a very comfortable suburban midwestern community, my class was given an assignment on careers. I researched interior design; more specifically the kind of education that was required to work in that profession, and what the career choice might mean.

At the projects completion I declared to my teacher and peers that I wanted to be an interior designer!


Designing Your Presence On Social Media

Glenn Gissler - Blog - 2014 - DD - Invite - Glenn & Carl

Please join CJ Dellatore and me at the Avery Boardman showroom, in the Decoration and Design Building on Tuesday morning, March 11th at 9:30.

We’ll be discussing social media, and some simple strategies you can implement to begin establishing a presence on Facebook and Pinterest to advance your design centric business.

It promises to be an informative event, so please RSVP to the building at this email address:

I look forward to seeing you there!