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Well said.  I am  the senior communications person for my organization and a blogger, so I fully appreciate the appeal of producing content, but it cannot get in the way of business. When content is king above all else you can destroy the very thing that generated the content in the first place, the business.  Moderation is good in just about everything.

1 year, 1 month ago on Your Business is not a Content Factory

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As I finished reading I thought, so we're ignoring Obama's first presidential campaign or even the Dove campaign? While there may be a number of frivolous PR campaigns out there, I don't think they define the sector.

1 year, 6 months ago on If PR isn’t about substance, why bother?

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@Lori @yearwood I've been at it for six months.  So definitely still learning something new everyday. :)

1 year, 7 months ago on The Social Life of a Blogger

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Great post Susan. I had no idea when I started blogging what a social world blogging was or all of the amazing people I would get to meet. It's been a wonderful surprise. I have been fortunate and have not met any awful people, perhaps a few  who are greedy, but nothing to phase me. If there is one thing I would wholeheartedly endorse its that  the numbers should be there to inform not control you. Obsessing about them is not only pointless but will make you forget why you started blogging in the first place.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Social Life of a Blogger

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Wow. I really do learn something new everyday since I started blogging. I had no idea that accusations of this nature were a persistent issue. Given the number of blogs out there, it seems inevitable that sooner or later you will have similar story lines appearing close to each other. Rather than freaking out and getting aggressive, I would think most people would simply ask or consider imitation the sincerest form of flattery. Makes me wonder how many people visited the accuser's blog as a consequence of the exchange.

1 year, 7 months ago on A Blogging Community: Why it’s Important to Have One

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It's so easy to forget how important it is to take time for yourself. We get preoccupied with everything from work to family.  We have a Nordic spa just outside of Ottawa that does the trick for me. It has outdoor hot and cold pools, a steam room and a dry sauna.  By the time I leave I feel like a relaxed and focused, if that makes sense. The fact that they have a great chef and wonderful wine selection doesn't hurt either.

1 year, 7 months ago on Taking time for oneself

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So sorry to hear that you are not doing well.  As i started to read your post and you indicated that your were on the wrong side of the sick to sensational spectrum, I assumed this would be a sad or at least quiet blog.  Instead, you looked at the potential and took the opportunity  to offer up inspiration. You're a pretty amazing person.

1 year, 7 months ago on Every last morsel

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My kids are 12 and 15 and they seem to just get more interesting as time passes.  At every stage I remember stoutly saying or thinking, "Now, now is the most interesting they have ever been".  I miss my four year olds, but love the crazy and clever people who I see today. It just keeps being amazing.

1 year, 8 months ago on What is in store at 4?

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Good for you for sharing your opinion - both ways.  I think it's next to impossible for organizations to improve their service if no one tells them when they fail.  I think it's equally true that they can't maintain good service if no one acknowledges it when they succeed.  On average,more people will complain and rarely do they take the time to say, job well done. So good for you for taking the time to acknowledge their positive efforts despite your frustration with their failures.

 

Oh, and yes, I complain and compliment service.

1 year, 8 months ago on Credit where credit is due

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Both of my kids have nut allergies and walk around with EpiPens as a result.  When people say they don't remember all this allergy stuff back in the day, I always say, that's because people just died.  I think there are new things happening with our environment that are raising our intolerance, but I also think allergies have been around for a long time, we just didn't always know what was happening.

1 year, 9 months ago on It's official, intolerances suck (unless you live in New Zealand)

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Dieting is absolutely no fun, so it amazes me that I keep finding myself on them. I have to admit, I haven't been too adventurous in the range of diets I've tried.  The Weight Watchers diet seems to work best for me, but when I decide to stop looking at portion sizes, well, then I get to look at dress sizes. Thanks for the post, it gives me hope.

1 year, 9 months ago on Weight loss, how I have sustained it

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