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No fair! You had legitimate answers to all of the questions :) Seriously though, it's such a good exercise. I'm going to make myself do it every month. I mean every week. I mean every day!
In all seriousness, I'd be willing to bet that the success you have had stems from your hard work and the fact that you can answer the questions so clearly!
2 years, 7 months ago on Build Blog Confidence: 4 Blogging Questions Answered
I'm always hesitant to breakout the slow clap, but I feel like this is a situation where it's warranted.
Clap......Clap.....Clap....Clap...Clap..Clap. CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!
2 years, 9 months ago on The Great Twitter Unfollow of 2011 – Leaked Email
Me too, Kerri! Me too :)
2 years, 9 months ago on My Collection of Pinterest Fails
@chariander I'll bet they LOVED it! In my experience nothing made a Latin woman happier than watching gringos try and speak their language or eat their cooking. (And maybe that's why I love burritos so much?)
2 years, 9 months ago on How to Become a "Natural"
Stay away from any fuel sources like kerosene, propane, and err, natural gas...
@MacSmith you're right Mac! I'm sure there were a lot of examples that were a lot better than that one. Maybe Dwight Gooden? Len Bias is the ultimate example but nobody would have known who he is (and his story's a total downer).
@Jackie Sullivan I like you :)
2 years, 9 months ago on What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?
@PamHolmes You know I'll be signing copies. Heck, I'll probably hand deliver copies to people who want to buy them :)
<subliminal message>Finish your book</subliminal message>
@chariander What?! A Plan?! You mean writers don't just sit in coffee shops drinking coffee all day? Maybe I need to reevaluate ;)
This is what I've written down:
1. Stop saying yes so much. I have to make this a priority, which means I have to say no to other things.
2. READ MORE. I need to read writers I love and writers I don't love, but mostly writers I love.
3. Write more: I'm going to write one hour every day. No exceptions. If it's more, awesome. It won't be less.
4. By the end of the year (in 87 days) I'll have a decision on what my book is going to be about.
5. During the 3 months after that I'll write a book proposal. Even if I end up taking the self publishing route, I want to go through the whole process. I think I'd at least like to test the waters of being published by someone else.
6. On April 1st (yes, April Fool's Day) I'll start submitting proposals to literary agents like it's my job!
What am I missing? Tons I'm sure. Is my timeline at all realistic? Too fast, too slow? I want to spend enough time working at it so that I really bring my best writing game to the table, but I don't want to drag it out so much that I don't take advantage of the fire I've got burning. Any and all thoughts very much appreciated!
@RunEatRepeat Can't wait to have you read (and freely critique) what I come up with. It's gonna be a good time, no doubt.
@MizFitOnline You know you're going to be sorry that you said that, because you know I would have talked your ear off anyway, but now that you've given me the green light... this could get ugly for you :)
Thank you Carla!
@shutupandrun I'm fascinated by your oatmeal, and your harem instincts. They could make an interesting combination...
I've said too much.
Seriously though, figuring it all out is a process. A long, tedious, drawn out process. We'll figure it out though :)
@Jody - Fit at 53 That's the ticket Jody! This definitely isn't a condemnation of cookie eating - or bacon eating for that matter - just a way to to tell the true story when we're not meeting our own goals. Established by ourselves...
2 years, 10 months ago on Beating Obesity with Social Media - Part 2
@TrishBritt We're definitely holding you accountable. There's no escaping us!! :)
I think you may have been the first one to point me in AJ's direction! I devoured his books. No, I mean I actually ate them. #FitConfession
@CopyCM1 (ItAllChanges) Yep! Just add the 25 bucks to the amount you want to pay. It should be pretty straight forward once you fill out the form in the post. Thanks!!
2 years, 10 months ago on Constantly In Pursuit of a Better Way to Get Things Done
@priorfatgirl It's totally weird ;) But yes, I usually am up to something!
2 years, 10 months ago on How Social Media Can Solve The Obesity Epidemic
@julierje LOVE IT! Proof!
@workoutmommy You're supposed to tweet that not comment it Lisa ;) *pretending like the pork burrito he ate for lunch never existed."
I'm sure you're right Jody. This is obviously a hypothetical, but if everyone adopted it, we could eradicate the feeling of judgment from others too. The point was more or less what @priorfatgirl mentioned: "Accountability to others can result in accountability to ourselves."
I've been a closet Klout naysayer for quite a while, and finally vented publicly last week in a blog post. I was surprised at the number of people who agreed with me 100% and I'm pretty sure that everyone who strongly disagreed just stayed silent instead of chiming in.
There are still things I don't like about Klout, or how people choose to use it, but this post is SO solid Jay. Like, solid enough to make me change my point of view completely. I'm usually not wishy-washy when it comes to these discussions -- maybe it's the Irish blood -- but I really do see the bigger picture you're trying to paint here.
I'm not saying that I'm going to mow a giant K into my front lawn and create a Klout theme song, but I understand the purpose at a higher level now.
Thanks for the insight.
2 years, 10 months ago on Why Critics of Klout Are Missing the Big Picture
@SwimRunOm just like everywhere else in the world there are shady folks and amazing folks. Users of those services aren't "bad" by any means, they're just missing out on more valuable opportunities.
2 years, 10 months ago on Are We Sending Social Media to an Early Grave?
@CatBTan Woohoo! That's a great time to blog ;)
@CookTrainEatRce Sounds like you've got things pretty well figured out Jason! Connect connect connect!
@chariander Is it kind of like telling you if you have spinach between your teeth? Or a boogie hanging out your nose? Cause I never tell my friends about that stuff ;)
@shaunsomers Amen homie! :D
@Joyce Cherrier Great point about the non-auto-tweet setting in triberr Joyce! I wish more people would use it ;)
I pretty much die laughing every time I see some guy auto-tweet about his lactation issues. I was tempted to use some actual examples in the post but didn't want to call out anyone specifically. Not how I roll :)
Thanks for your awesome insight and I'll be right here waiting with you!
@torikyes I never said that media wasn't a way to make money. That said, by definition, media is a form of mass communication. Radio was actually created to communicate more quickly but we quickly saw it as a medium to sell things. Which is great. I never once said I was opposed to people making money online or via social media, but if that's the only value that someone sees in it, they're missing out on a great opportunity to connect with real, living, breathing people. I'm sure the founders of Twitter and Facebook saw the monetization possibilities of their networks but people don't log in to see ads. They log in to see new content and connect with real people. Disagreeing with me is one thing, but my point of view is definitely not irrelevant.
@marialeopoldina.p does media have anything to do with selling? I mean, I know that marketers use media to sell stuff, but I'm pretty sure that media is just a form of mass communication.
Really interesting point and it makes a lot of sense too. I'm down with getting rid of the term all together. Do we put the campaign on the side of a bus or something? Or do we tweet about it? Man this is confusing...
Oh man have I been there! I totally feel your pain and remember going through so many of the same things!!
The only thing that worked for me was substituting it with something else... in HUGE quantities. I chose water and literally drank close to two gallons per day. Obviously you're a lot smaller than I am so that much probably isn't a good idea, but I found that the action/motion of drinking was almost as important a part as what it was I was drinking, if that makes sense.
Best of luck and please let me know if I can do anything to help!!
2 years, 11 months ago on Cutting Down on Caffiene
@Used2b500Pounds@CookTrainEatRce he actually makes a really good point. The language that is used is "No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call."
So when does the emergency actually start? I mean, they don't REALLY know it's an emergency until they're at the scene right?
2 years, 11 months ago on Random Facts You Probably Never Knew About Utah
Sandlot may be the finest piece of cinema ever created.
And starting today I'm personally recognizing Nielsen's as our official State Snack.
We need to keep Utah on the DL though. If too many people find out about it we'll end up like Nevada. And NOBODY want's that :)
@Kerri O Hashtagging is always welcome in the comments section here :)
@CookTrainEatRce well yeah. If no one's using it then what's the big deal? ;)
@mojd80 Thanks for stopping by! I loved that the tiniest changes just kind of forced me to focus a little bit. I hope you enjoy your stay :)
2 years, 11 months ago on Small Changes Every Day Will Make You Stronger
@ErinBrooks Awesome! I do love how easy they make the whole process. SIMPLE SIMPLE!
@MizFitOnline Totally thought of you the whole time I was writing this post. You live it.
@SkylerMeine I'll save you a seat on my couch!
2 years, 11 months ago on Come Celebrate With Me?
@MizFitOnline I debated hightops but couldn't find definitive feet :)
@madfatwoman WOW! Congrats on the new job! And thank you so much not only for your awesome comment but also for all the work you've done over the years for kids with autism! I know you've made a lot of parents truly grateful!
@Mayumi Thank you!
@shauna Thanks Shauna! We're definitely excited for another bit in the house. As for the two year old, he may not be as thrilled :)
@Jody - Fit at 53 I'll definitely have to check that out Jody! And no new baby? Why not? ;)
@kwidrick@mrsnomo Best wishes have been sent via Tweet and Text :)
Thanks Katy, we're pretty excited.
@castingon Thanks :)
@shutupandrun You're way too kind! We're excited for all of it! Thanks Beth!
@PamHolmes Love that you're such a proud grandma! And you're right, kids can be cruel. I'll hope for the best for him too!