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@MatthewLiberty Hey Matt! Apparently I missed this one! As you know, Samantha had a similar procedure done last week. Man, those doctors really had us scared but everything's turning out okay! Just as it will for you and Annie :) Exciting times my friend, exciting times!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Amniocentesis - The Process of Pregnancy
All good reminders, Margie. Thank you.
11 months ago on Notice the little things
RE: Facebook ~ I am unashamedly, one who comments without (always) scanning the entire thread. Sometimes, there just isn't enough time to scan all the comments, and I'd like to get my point in while it's still fresh. If I end up looking 'silly' in someone else's eyes...oh well.
RE: Blog ~ I will never understand why someone replies to some, but not all comments. In my book, you should either reply or not. Speaking of books, good luck on yours!!
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Commentary on Commenting
@margieclayman You've brightened my day on more than one occasion with your tidbits, and I appreciate that. Thing is, we don't really know most of our online friends (as you indicated), their problems could be much deeper than we know. You can give them that boost, think about them and move about your day, as you should. If they had a flat tire, no coffee that morning, bad hair day, boss getting 'em down, etc...well, okay bright spot! But if their troubles are deeper, then you're going to have to give them something more than a tidbit. But they're going to have to give you more to indicate deeper troubles, and that takes time and trust. You cannot possibly give all that time to everyone. That is why I narrow my scope of friends, and who I take the time to know and who I allow to really know me...as a friend. As you know, I went dark for about a month. Interesting that I had a couple of posts talking of troubles and I would get those boosts, but when I went away, no one knew. After I resurfaced, several people had similar stories. I also went back through my friends list and was surprised that so many folks I once chatted with were absent (mostly from twitter).I don't know, maybe I'm not explaining myself too well. I have to get to work...keep doing what you do, Margie!!
1 year, 1 month ago on The complicated nature of online friendships
Margie ~ Your heart is in the right place, but it's going to get broken time and again if you continue to care so much. Yes, it's a complicated thing, but take care of yourself first. As much as you'd like to, you cannot stand on a perch, swoop down to every soul that is troubled; well, unless you're hiding a secret identity :) As for me, I have always been friendly with a lot of people, but take pride in the fact that I can still count my friends on one hand. That's not to say I don't care about my acquaintances, I just don't invest as much of myself with them as I do my friends.
Love this post, and I learned alot << :-) My grammar is not top notch, but gosh!! Lose and Loose just drive me batty! Another one is "couldn't care less" v "could care less"; if you could care less, then you are telling me there's room to care!!
1 year, 1 month ago on 12 Most Unforgivable Writing Mistakes
This happens way too often, drives me bonkers! By no means, am I a grammar expert, but man o man!! Kinda like your / you're and there / their / they're. Another pet peeve, If I may :) ..."I could care less", If you're trying to tell me you don't care, then please do NOT leave room to care!! Other than that, I couldn't care less :)
1 year, 3 months ago on Nerd Note: Lose the Loose
My daughter wants to be a pop-star when she gets a bit older...oh, that's if the veterinarian thingy doesn't work out! She (Brianna-9) pulled me into the kitchen just last night to dance with her...it was magical, well for me anyhow :) I follow S.Max Brown on Twitter and learn so much from his genuine posts about family; Last year he wrote a post about laying with his son in a field and the joy of getting filthy dirty with him. Shortly after (I read his post), I saw my daughter outside playing in the rain, I yelled at her to come in out of the rain, then I thought about Max's post and ran out in the rain with her...cherished memory.
1 year, 4 months ago on 12 Most Important Skills Dads Need To Learn With Raising Daughters
Recently, I was going through a tough time and a friend posted this on my FB wall "...you are a shining and gold star in my day-to-day life. Hang in there..." Those few words really helped my spirits. Reach out, it works!!
1 year, 4 months ago on Are you sure you know what matters?
Emily ~ Being a Minnesota Vikings fan, I can see why you would find reasons to hate football! :) They're having a tough year, but they'll rebound and come back. Being a Detroit Lion fan myself, has had its ups and downs this season, but I tend to agree with several of your points...especially #2,3 &10! Our players (and even our coach) have lacked the discipline it takes to be defined as a contender.
Oh, and #3...Defenders can't even breathe heavy on a quarterback without several yellow flags being thrown at 'em :)
'Tis the season to be a Green Bay Packers Fan!! Cheers :)
1 year, 5 months ago on 12 Most Sincere Reasons Football is a Horrible Sport
libbytalks Reach out if you need to Libby! We are here for you and we LOVE you too.
1 year, 5 months ago on Sad & Good things about #usguys
I was warmly welcomed in to the tribe about 6 months ago, so I can't talk about how things were in the beginning. I'm not a techno guy, not a social media guru or a life coach authoring a new book...Oh, and a confession...I don't drink coffee (shun me now!) :)
But I do enjoy good, decent people, and so many of them can be found by following the #usguys tag. The tag is dead center of my tweetdeck and I love to start my day with a "wave" from you Josepf or a big smile from Ed Han, or a coffee clink (diet coke for me) from Karen Lund...and on.
And lately, the social good with Dave Reynolds and Campbell River...it was an event for one community that bridged so many others together, truly awesome!
And, what danperezfilms Dan said "...even lasting friendships are formed." Yes? I say Yes, Indeed!
Good stuff, Ted! #3 makes so much sense, well they all do, but that one really resonates... You just never know where that next big opportunity is going to come from, so do your homework and be prepared! Oh, and let's not forget that customer service catch word "Lagniappe" :) Even the littlest of something extra / unexpected can garner great rewards.
1 year, 5 months ago on 12 Most Stupendous Ways to ROCK Customer Service
BruceSallan I remember those days & THOSE WORDS..."I like you, you're so nice" ugh :)
1 year, 6 months ago on 12 Most Wonderful Time of the Year Tips to Survive the Holidays
Hey Bruce ~ Everything about this post is just, well, nice! And I love Nice :) My daughter and I just watched your sing-a-long... She says she's gonna plan ours, what great fun! Thanks for this post, another one worth copying and referring back to as the season rolls along. All my best!
Another thought provoking post, Margie...maybe not as cranial as "When Things Smell Bad" but got me thinking just the same :) "What we are doing here?" We are all social by nature and that's why many of us gravitate to these platforms. Others have a specific agenda, i.e. selling a book, gaining an audience for their blog, coaching us about life, etc... I have personally met and befriended some wonderful folks in the online world, yourself included. Best, John
1 year, 6 months ago on We Define Abilities, Choices Define Us
Agree with TedCurtin about your Authenticity! It rocks, really! You relate with so many...just look at your stream; one minute you're taking on big biz and the next you're talking about a note your daughter or wife left you. #3 & #4 struck a chord with me; I wrote a post a while back because I really didn't (don't) have an agenda when it comes to social media. Oh sure, I began because I wanted to connect with folks within my industry but I started meeting so many interesting people outside of my field that I lost sight of my original goal. Lost sight but didn't lose interest; I am passionate and interested in people, and so I became addicted to this stuff.
Oh and #7, I can personally attest to this one! You wrote a post here once and I did not agree with one of your points. You respected that I had a differing opinion to the degree of giving it such thought as to write an additional post on the subject...THAT says so much!!
1 year, 6 months ago on 12 Most Important Aspects of Having 100,000 Followers
Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your experience out there, Bruce. Not sure if I'll ever make it to one of these gigs but I sure hope to, you've intrigued me with your post!
1 year, 6 months ago on 12 Most Worthy Takeaways From BlogWorld Expo 2011 L.A.
Margie ~ I just love how you roll...who else could, with such ease, write a post about flatulence?
1 year, 6 months ago on On Noticing When Things Smell Bad
Margie ~ I saw your post over on FB this evening and thought I would come over to your blog and see what you're up to...I'm sorry for your angst. You carry a burden because of your depth of soul and character. You want to save the world, or at least everyone who has touched yours. Sometimes, we do need to step back from it all, take a breather and cleanse our hearts and minds. You're a special nugget, Margie. Be well. John
1 year, 6 months ago on Social Media is Broken For Me For Now