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I can't believe Danny Brown beat you, that's just wrong.....

9 hours, 37 minutes ago on Two Lessons from Most Commented on Blog Posts

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@ginidietrich that's nuts! Hopefully they at least refer them to another firm?

2 days, 14 hours ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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I would go insane if I was that busy.... I don't have the luxury of telling people "I'm too busy to help you". I am not even sure what they'd say but I would feel horrible.

2 days, 20 hours ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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This is great Clay, I've had a couple of customers approach me and ask me about how to handle bad reviews. In their cases it was a similar situation to this and I didn't have an answer for it (so I asked Gini!) this gives additional perspective, though. I think you can apply this universally to any bad news, is it really bad news? There is likely to be a silver lining... 

6 days, 18 hours ago on Bad Reviews: A Crisis or a Blessing?

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@ginidietrich Awesome, it would be great to host you for a visit here!

1 week, 6 days ago on Farewell Danville and Hello El Dorado Hills

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@Lisa Gerber You definitely played a part in inspiring me Lisa, I LOVE seeing your content from your mountain paradise in Idaho! The ripples are reaching out farther and farther... :)

2 weeks ago on Farewell Danville and Hello El Dorado Hills

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Love to see Amber in the hot seat! She is such a joy to work with. It's awesome to learn more about her too, I have to say I had no idea about the hearing impairment and we've talked through a lot of technical and design details over the last 2 years so you handle it super well Amber! Love the bit about Photoshop, that's an interesting discussion, too. Most designers I've worked with love the vector world so that does make sense.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Amber Turner

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@KDillabough I love it Kaarina, what a great approach. Today's hike (which I will write about tonight) was a perfect example of this. :)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Adventure Day 23 – Zion National Park

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@KDillabough Funny! I called it the "darn dam" with children present. :) I agree though, think about all the things you'd be missing? Especially around your lovely yard! 


Edit: Now I see my spelling error, hahaha. Wow. :)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Adventure Day 17 – a Different Place, a Different Pace

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@KDillabough so true, great advice! I think you'll like my day 17 post (mostly written!). Thanks again for following along, it reminds me to keep writing!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Adventure Day 3 – La Jolla, Friends, Food and Fixing Stuff

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@CGreenTX Good to know Chris, I'll have to give it another try maybe I have a lemon....

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Adventure Day 4 – Unpacking and Office Setup, US Ties Portugal

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@rosemaryoneill you're welcome, if you and your family get itching to come check out the west we'll give you a real tour. :)

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Adventure Day 4 – Unpacking and Office Setup, US Ties Portugal

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@KDillabough Thanks for the suggestion, I shared it in the next couple of blog posts. :)

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Adventure Day 6 – Extended San Diego Stay and a Toast

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@boydjane Thanks for following along! :)

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Adventure Day 6 – Extended San Diego Stay and a Toast

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@Lisa Gerber Sounds awesome Lisa, thanks for the suggestion! We're definitely looking for great tips like that. I'll put that on our radar. Back to work today, don't work too hard. Looks like you had an awesome weekend!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Adventure Day 8 – Final Day in San Diego and Bonding with the Cat

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@dchandler7 Thanks Del, and I absolutely will keep it going. Catching up this morning! Send my regards to everyone at DSVR!


1 month, 3 weeks ago on Adventure day 10 – Carefree Highway and Montezuma’s Castle

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@Lisa Gerber That sounds like an awesome loop Lisa! Thanks for the great suggestion!

2 months, 1 week ago on Saying Goodbye to Danville, for Now

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@Lisa Gerber Don shared that bit of wisdom with me, he also said to not look at your home as an investment. I appreciated all aspects of his advice. :)

2 months, 1 week ago on The Adventure Begins

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@KDillabough Thanks for the reminder, I need to break out my camera tomorrow. Using my cell phone just doesn't do this trip justice. :)

2 months, 1 week ago on The Adventure Begins

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@flapic Thanks! Our plan is to settle back in the same area, the Danville, CA area. We didn't have time to deal with getting a new place before we left due to the timing. I hope all is well with you!

2 months, 1 week ago on Saying Goodbye to Danville, for Now

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@KDillabough Thanks Kaarina!

2 months, 1 week ago on Saying Goodbye to Danville, for Now

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@hannush Thanks for the great suggestions! We have a fair amount scheduled in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. Should be awesome. You might want to go when it's cooler, if you can. :)

2 months, 1 week ago on Saying Goodbye to Danville, for Now

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@ginidietrich yep, that's true, and I bet that alone is the biggest killer of businesses. That seems to happen regardless of how good or bad the economy is. Sometimes it's just necessary.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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@flapic  thank you! That would be fun.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on New Blogtalkradio Theme is In!

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That being said, you can imagine how painful it is for me to write an entire blog about the importance of personality documents.

Oh I am not buying that, when I hear personality I think of Laura Petrolino! :)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Craft a Winning Personality Document

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@Howie Goldfarb @hackmanj I dunno Howie @ginidietrich  strikes me like more of a Lamborghini type. Ya know? 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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You had motivation and vision Gini, I am sure that was an incredibly tough call. When I look back at a number of businesses that I watched hang on to their old ways, I see the one's that didn't make it. It's pretty amazing how far we've come in this regard, the technology really has caught up. Of course it's great to have people who are willing to push the envelope and pave the way! :)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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When Jeannie Walters and I get together, we solve all of the world’s problems, talk about empowerment for women, strategize toward Global Domination, and daydream about living on an island.

I always said I thought you had a plan for something like that! ;)

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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I'll have to remember to ask Chris about poop next time I see him. Joking aside I did find Chris to be very personable when I met him at SOBCON.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Chris Brogan

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I love stuff like this, anything that allows targeted interaction is really interesting. Not sure how it will affect the conversation overall. Time will tell I suppose. :)

4 months, 1 week ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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@belllindsay I'm REALLY LOUD... HAHA. Actually I do have a loud speaking voice, I am the youngest of 6, be heard or die. The rest you will have to wait. Where's my blankie? 

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes

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Some days it's really hard to "rise above" the negativity. Someone shared a meme with me not too long ago that said "focus on what you love, not what you hate" and it stuck. I really do try to avoid the negative mess that inevitably pops up into our stream. I am so glad you were inspired to share your "10" and we have a bit in common as probably does anyone else who reads yours. Thanks for sharing and being you. :)

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes

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I think Visa's effort will fail, but the good news is it will create opportunities for many of you down the road. :)

9 months, 1 week ago on PR Agencies: What the Visa Shakeup Could Mean for the Industry

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Welcome to my radar Darryl!

9 months, 1 week ago on #FollowFriday: Darryl Robinson-Keys

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I love the crowd reaction in #3. :)

9 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Sad Clown and Wicked Dance Moves

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#Petropower in the house, congratulations Laura!

10 months ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Client Services Director

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@Sean McGinnis oh, I am so in.

10 months, 1 week ago on Link Building: A Strategy for Content Marketing

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I (begrudgingly) signed up for this webinar. ;)

10 months, 1 week ago on Link Building: A Strategy for Content Marketing

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Hi Gini!

I came by to look at your author bio and imagine that, I came across this. :)

I know it's your job to measure things, everything. I wonder though, in hindsight, how much those incremental (failures) steps did to contribute to the customers you've acquired or detracted from it. Have you looked at the paper trail to see if there were people who just always bought whatever was offered? Did they become clients of AD?

I also wonder what role perception plays on these buying decisions. I know it's easy to ask people where they came from, but it seems like a longer conversation and your measurement skills probably can tell a pretty amazing story. I'd be very curious to know.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on The ROI of Blogging: Brand Awareness and Reputation Generate Revenue

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@adrielhampton thanks for stopping by Adriel! Let me know when you are in the bay, we'll grab lunch or something.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on The Seasons are Changing on the Island of Sodor

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Thanks Ken, this is another really useful tool, particularly in light of the recent changes to Google Search.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on 6 Ways to use Google Trends for Your Business

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This is a hot mess and I am completely fascinated after getting your take Gini. This represents a great opportunity for other firms in this field. Let the fun begin!

1 year ago on Seven Reasons the Publicis Omnicom Merger is a Big Deal

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Congratulations Sean, I know this is important to you. I am excited for the possibilities. Your'e going to do great!

1 year, 3 months ago on I’ve Accepted a New Job with Sears

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@ginidietrich sure did (am) lucky this came via Email :)

1 year, 4 months ago on Lessons from a Vacation in Paris

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Glad you are back to the center of the universe with a fresh perspective even if it is from France. ;) Kidding aside, I am so happy for you and Mr. D taking the time to do this. I know it feels impossible at times...

In honor of you I am going to close my Social/Personal browser and leave only the work browser open. Baby steps.

Welcome back!

Joe

1 year, 4 months ago on Lessons from a Vacation in Paris

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 @HowieG  @jasonkonopinski who let that leak? That is my signature move. Damn.

1 year, 5 months ago on WordPress Wizardry for Muggles

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 @HowieG when @belllindsay asks you to do a Webinar, you don't say "hey, I am a radio show host!" you say, yes ma'am. 

 

Glad to be of assistance to you, regardless Mr. House Muzak.

1 year, 5 months ago on WordPress Wizardry for Muggles

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