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I'm teary-eyed, and that's a GREAT thing. My mind had been running along the same lines after a college reunion where time just slapped me upside the head.
My family is German and Danish (Mortensen) and the Danish side does not stop drinking coffee. Ever. I laughed out loud at that.
7 months, 1 week ago on The Part Where My Mom Smacks Me Upside the Head
@KevinVandever It was a stupid accident but the book turned out really well and I got a new laptop as a sympathy present.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Five Tips for Writing Large Body of Works
@KevinVandever I haven't met anyone with a similar experience until now. I broke BOTH my legs just as I needed to start a very long assignment - essentially a book - for a local nonprofit. It was hard writing on the Vicodin but after that was over, it went smoothly from my special bed set up in the living room (couldn't go upstairs). However, I don't recommend it or the vacation set up. I just go to the quiet student study carrals (sp?) at the university library, where there is no wifi for us non-students.
Also want to mention that the communications director of my largest nonprofit client was fired last year and they couldn't access their YouTube account for many months. YouTube wasn't very helpful. Fortunately, they had access to Facebook because I had insisted they create multiple admins.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Three Things You Can Learn about Social Media from HMV
You are so right that it's impossible to understand how employees will act under this kind of intense stress. Years ago, I "survived" a large layoff at a technology company but while we were sitting around waiting for the hammer to fall, my colleague confessed that if he found out he was going to be laid off, he would just wipe his hard drive. (This was before there were sophisticated tools to recover data.) I was shocked. He was a very straight-laced, religious, financial analyst - the last person you'd think would do something like this. But he was also newly married, had just bought a house, and had been attracted away from a good job to take this one. So yeah, for a short time, he was really dangerous.
I'm tired just looking at your list. Also, I haven't had time or inspiration to blog in two weeks. You go.
1 year, 3 months ago on This week
As one of the few authentic (vs. "branded") social media grandmas, I thought this age debate stank. Thank you for calling it out. And as a writer, I agree with your comment below about writing skills. I also find it puzzling that some businesses I know are hiring "social media managers" who have no proof of concept in their own active Facebook pages, Twitter or Pinterest accounts, etc. I know some people working in social media who don't even like it. I think liking it to some degree (there will always be frustration, of course) and using it personally should be a requirement.
1 year, 3 months ago on No one is old enough to handle your social media
Finally. I can now get over my abandonment issues.
1 year, 3 months ago on I'm back, bitches
Pam, I believe this is totally true but can you point me to blogs or other resources that prove it? I'd like to find out more. I thought this was a good article but it was about a business page: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57482220-93/firm-ditches-facebook-for-twitter-claims-clicks-are-bots/
(Interesting that it got little exposure among the fans of my FB page!)
1 year, 4 months ago on Social Media Political Candidate Campaign Managers Do Your Job!
Good overview - thanks. But I don't know if I believe in the other 2%!
1 year, 4 months ago on State of the Blogging World in 2012
I am even more grateful to you for #2. I was feeling like a dolt because that's why I bought my iPad but it just doesn't work for a professional writer like me, even with the Pages app. My HP laptop is redonkulously heavy, so your #1 is in my future. #8 gave me some comfort, since I still own one. #9 was proven recently when I couldn't get my bluetooth keyword to work with the iPad in a client meeting and everyone laughed at me for being too pretentious to use pen and paper. And I live and work in Silicon Valley!
1 year, 5 months ago on Travel Essentials for Speakers, Authors, and MarComm Pros
P.S. And I love that I can pin your posts now. They go into my formally named Socialfication pinboard.
1 year, 5 months ago on Social Media Blog Posts I Haven't Written
#25 would be worthwhile. I can vouch for the truthiness of #22 because I was a technical writer for 7 years. My assignments were mostly vaporware. You are too young to remember vaporware, but it was a hot trend in the 80s in Silicon Valley.
I retweeted this without using Buffer. So I am getting better.
1 year, 5 months ago on Cyborgs
Oh, I use a little app to track my walking steps. Not very exciting but every bit helps, right?
1 year, 8 months ago on Review: Runkeeper App
They always say that if you can think of it, there is probably an app for it. But I wouldn't even have thought of it. Now I appreciate Smart Phones and Steve Jobs even more. And it's free, too!
i walked for 20 minutes whilte talking on my cell phone yesterday. Thought you'd enjoy the comparison of workouts. keep up the good work.
1 year, 8 months ago on Half Marathon Training - Week 1
Anyway, here is something funny from pinterest that made me think of you and this blog. http://pinterest.com/pin/94083079685586713/
(I hope this link works.)
1 year, 8 months ago on Video: The Green (?) Monster Smoothie Review
@penneyfox This gets even better. I am a little late to the Pinterest bandwagon, after much skepticism, and am just coming to really enjoy it. So I'm happy to read that you are headed in this direction. So much wisdom in these comments! Danny is lucky to have such a smart and plain-speaking audience.
1 year, 8 months ago on On Loving and Giving Up On Google in Equal Measure
@JayDolan A three-fer. Good luck!
1 year, 8 months ago on Half Marathon