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Writer, journalist, women's health advocate, consultant.
I find it so interesting that social media prominence is likened to 'celebrity' or 'fame,' namely because outside of the bubble, no one knows their name or recognizes their prominence. That being said, however, respect is earned and clearly, this blogger is doing anything but earning respect. Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee. Like any bee stings, over time, the pain lessens. Time to move on Randy - your talent are better off with folks who will truly appreciate them.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Dear Amy: LinkedIn Connection
I love this post. It's difficult to be heard when the white noise is so loud but more often than not, taking the personal approach works. I think that one thing that folks easily forget is that virtual requires personal to sustain and maintain a relationship. Without the personal, it's just another face in the digital crowd. As an aside, NYC was my playground growing up. The Times Sq of that era is distinctly different than the Times Sq of today. So when I read this analogy, in my mind's eye I see the Marlboro Man smoking on a billboard. I believe that imagery works as an analogy when the playing ground is equalized; in this case, I can't grasp the connection without effort.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Content Marketing: Too Much of a Good Thing?
Danny, don't want to dig up old wounds but I'm wondering if bullying is still considered bullying when it's done privately. As we all witnessed about a month or so ago, there was some blatant bullying going on both in front of and behind the scenes and yet most stood by and watched it happen rather than involving themselves. From my n=1 position, I'd like to posit that unbridled hatred has always taken place; social just amplifies it and makes it more immediate. Unacceptable in any form, even when some would like to characterize the behavior as a tantrum.
2 months ago on Social Media Bullying Is No Joke
@jasonkonopinski @Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich I am with Howie here. When you overthink the proposition, you may come away disappointed. And whie I agree with many of the points that you make, I start to fade with the contention that marketers have to be prepared for the agonizing purchase decision process and plan accordingly. I disagree. The best examples that come immediately to mind are sites like My Habit or Fab. I click on a link and go right to the section that interests me at any given time and more oft than not, I make a purchase. The faith in the product delivery was built over time but consistent quality is what draws me in repeatedly, as does knowing ahead of time that I'll get value for my money. I am doubtful that the folks who run either of these commerce sites believe in the purchase consideration cycle. Make it more complicated than it needs to be and you've lost a customer before you're out the door. Nice stuff Jason.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Building A Successful Lead Nurturing Campaign
I agree with this. And I did not see Lindsay's post. But I did read the article earlier last week and had an interesting discussion on FB when I posted it. The piece didn't make my blood boil; rather I was happy that the women portrayed in it were able to realize early that they needed to make some significant changes. Usually, that realization doesn't come until much later, say when the kids leave the nest or a spouse divorces or gets sick. My generation of women didn't opt out but opted in and had other issues to deal with - greater numbers of us are alone or find that the choices we made to focus on our careers have come at the expense of ourselves. The outcomes and lessons are not different; be sure that you are thinking of yourself when making decisions or perhaps, be sure that you are taking as good care of yourself as you are of others.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on What the Opt-Out Generation Means Longer-Term
Bugs and me don't get along. Never have, never will. I vacuum stink bugs, I discard spiders and I watch one of the cats torture flies that dare to enter. In my home? All. Bets. Are. Off! p.s. great design and welcome back Mickey!
7 months, 1 week ago on Spider House Rules
I love Pepe and am thrilled to be the source of his moniker. Brilliant guy, wonderful friend. And the latest and greatest entry into my world. Kudos Bob - more than deserved recognitino.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Bob LeDrew
Good. For. You. Now go get em and don't look back. And seriously? Don't look back. You've got this. You've got you.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Funny Things or Leaving Where You Love for What You Love
Bob - truly want to thank you again for your candor. I think that this is a critical issue and one that men need to hear and be reminded of. Sometimes, we all need to stop hiding behind our masculinity and take care of ourselves.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Falling into the traps of masculine invulnerability - Guest post by Bob LeDrew
@SusieHadas Aliens (these studies are alienating...) Ha!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Who put the men in menopause? Men!
@allenmireles Thanks my friend!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Wednesday Bubble: Got a fix for that?
@rejuvenationmed Thank you! It's always wise to explore all the options and to do so cautiously and armed with as much data as possible. For some, bioidenticals are the answer, for others? Not so much! Thanks for reading and commenting!!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Bioidentical hormones for menopause: what's the latest?
@mamieduff As someone with a father who grew up on the beach and whose looks have marred by endless procedures to remove cancer from his skin, I can truly believe that the merits of sunscreen outweigh the risks. If it also provides less photoaging, I'm all for it. I wear a facial moisturizer recommended by my derm that have a 46 SPF rating. When I don't wear it, my rosacea goes into overdrive and I wouldn't be surprised if some of the damage that I did as a kid starts to worsen. I have taken a beating but I try to be better about it. Personally, I love having some color during the summer but I also know that a tube of dermatologist-recommended sunscreen, albeit more costly than say, Coppertone, will ultimately do me a world of good. Like they say, don't leave home without it!
9 months ago on Wednesday Bubble: Sunscreen and Skin Aging
@amyz5 xo honey.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Life
@Howie Goldfarb my friend. You nailed it; oh the horror. Women in power. And you can still have 100%. I admire the man who isn't afraid.
My latest conversation: Jelly in yo belly?
10 months ago on Wednesday Bubble: The Glass Ceiling is a Myth
@ShannonRenee Amen. And that starts with knowledge being power? Or is there something that we are not doing well to spread that knowledge so that people actually get it?
@ScottBaradell Thanks Scott. It's difficult to imagine taking this as gospel but some people have. It's even harder trying to convince people that it's real. I appreciate your comment.
@KimCapeBuchanan My daughter and yours' is/are terrific women and a testament to you. It is truly about environment. But it's that environment that enables the ability to make choices that feel safe, and right.
10 months ago on The Mommy Factor Redux
@mickeygomez That is very true. One can also hope that assumptions are not being made, even among those with the best intentions.
@mamieduff I don't disagree. But the asking is often mired in judgement, which makes it difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.