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WHO does not LOVE Amber-Lee? AMAZING write up @Soulati - Amber-Lee is one hell of an amazing woman and she's brilliant at so many things! I giggled all the way through this .. I am a huge fan and my next adventure HAS to be Chisana ... I need to go see it and give her a crazy big hug and probably a spank for all the times she's given me schtick! :)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on The Happy Friday Series: Alaska Chick
Love this @ginidietrich and I am sure so many will find it really useful! My regrets would have to be not really having a clear vision for where I wanted to take my business, I found myself, often just grabbing cool clients and being a bit too reactive when I look back. Nearly 7 years on, I wish I'd stayed with a company, saved more money, made a clear plan of where I wanted my biz to go and benefitted from maternity leave etc ... but then hindsight is always 20/20 :)
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Experience: The One Business Regret I Have
OMG, I just about died watching Sarah Silverman - that was an awesome share!!! She rocks!The parenting vid is something I can totally relate with ... BiP actually now tells me to "Buzz off Mummy, I'm making soup for the dragons, you can't be here"! Rightey-ho .... fabulous round up in true SpinSucks style! Enjoy the long weekend!
My latest conversation: What are your social media motivations?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: The Perfect Night and It’s Not About the Nail
Playing devil's advocate after sharing and being totally 110% behind you message, BUT I'm seeing a lot of emulation plus laziness vs. straight out copying. On close examination I'd actually conclude you'd possibly planned this with Amy to elevate her status - sure your die hard fans have gone over to her side to blast her, but far less than I'd have hoped for. Awesome sauce for calling her out but the copyright infringements are weak considering she paraphrased. The reason you can't /Don't call a lawyer is because words are words, and she's not lifted your exact wording (nor do you own those words).
Given the crazy shit storm of attention you've thrown on this I am pretty certain that we're not seeing the full picture!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on If You’re Going to Rip Me Off, At Least Be Creative About It
Wow! This stinks. Seriously. I do seriously admire you for just calling her out too.
When will people learn that this is illegal, it's uncool and in doing this they are doing themselves the biggest disservice ever? Next idiot who copies my work, turns my words into vids etc .. is gonna get a slapGuess someone's gonna have to change their name to CRAPtatsic this weekend!
OMG. This happens far too often and I'm so shocked at how companies have no ethical issue to help highlight that this is THEFT. This is yet another reason I don't publish my daughter's face anywhere online - I have received more support than criticism with my decision but some do think we're being "over the top". I know countless people who've had their photos stolen but not to this extent. So sorry this happened to Susan - it can happen to anyone. Whilst we may understand the terms and conditions of photo usage and theft the vast majority don't and things move really fast online.
7 months, 1 week ago on The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing
Amber-Lee IS seriously awesome!She's super passionate and her everyday life is beyond our wildest comprehension/dreams. Definitely someone I admire and love!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Amber-Lee Dibble
The online world is definitely a precarious and bizarre place. I've made some incredible virtual friends, even found people who make me feel like we are twins separated at birth! And yes, I do also have a lot of FB friends that I my finger twitches for the "unfriend" button but rarely go there. For someone who has lived in 9 different cities/towns/villages in 5 countries and 2 continents in my life Facebook is invaluable to keeping in touch with friends and family - thanks to facebook I've had many renunions with long lost friends from decades gone.
I've also had the pleasure of meeting virtual friends in real life such as @ginidietrich and @TheSalesLion
It all depends how you use the tool - I love it but it will never replace face to face, skype, email or phone.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Defining Social Media Friendships
@Craig McBreen Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!
1 year, 2 months ago on How Technology Kills Creativity with Ameena Falchetto
@sknkwrks3 Double-edged sword - yes, you get info but you need to know when to stop - I personally make a list of things that caught my eye to look at later vs. jumping on them when they cross my path - helps keeps things focused and keep things in perspective (it's still gonna be there later) :)
@NathalieVilleneuve Do it! I recommend everyone do it. Taking time out, even if it's just for the weekend (but doing it with commitment) is super invigorating. Saying that - you paint so you aren't online all the time are you?
@iMobileRescue Thank you!
Hey @Erin F. AWESOME job! I already emailed you to tell you this :) Really love the new look ...
My only feedback would be that the abstract to the post on the home page is a bit too light grey - I had to really look to see it but other than that I LOVE the minimalist look, the big pictures and OH DO I WANT A CHIBI! The use of your own images is something I LOVE more than words could ever describe :) Keep rocking!
1 year, 9 months ago on Party the Write Right Way
@HotSpotPromo Thanks :) I think it's a real challenge to identify your target audience but you need to have at least one person in mind when you do start marketing ... Knowing your voice and how you want to move forward can often help you find that audience - kinda backwards when you go by traditional methods but it does work!
1 year, 9 months ago on The Importance of Knowing Your Target Audience with Ameena Falchetto
I think the important reminder is that work IS exactly that, WORK. It's not all fun, it can be fun, but not always.
Taking a break is important, reassessing where you are going vs. where you are at helps figure things out too. It's like any relationship - you have highs, lows, and blah moments. Sometimes you just need to give it a time-out!
1 year, 9 months ago on What to Do When You Fall Out of Love With Your Work
I've always said that where you've been should be a paragraph and where you are going should be a book.
Don't ignore the past but leave it there - look forward!
Can't wait to read your book!
1 year, 9 months ago on Where You've Been Isn't as Important As Where You're Going
@Justin Mazza Thanks Justin :) Glad you enjoyed it.
@RandyCantrell :) Thanks Randy - I'll have to go check him out.
Online, offline, same same - people aren't any different - it's just online you can't read body language or faces - but in time the person's real colours show.
1 year, 9 months ago on Social Media Smart But People Stupid
C_Pappas Ok, my clients are solo or 2-3 employees ... different needs and different set ups .... I can possibly see how HS can help larger businesses of 25+ employees but not convinced on the value of hitting small ones.
1 year, 9 months ago on Irresponsible Advice