Amanda Cleary Eastep
freelance writer and editor (because my nunchuck skills are underappreciated)
@KenMueller @andilit That would be great. I just ordered the Kindle edition. Looking forward to reading...
2 days, 2 hours ago on 7 Non-Business Books to Help You Up Your Business Game
Cool list, Ken. I'm really interested in God's Whisper Farm. We're thinking about a move one day to NC for some of the same reasons, although we've considered more so a place for teens to come for writing and gardening workshops. And I have this dream of writing on a deck with a view of something besides the next condo building. Thank you for your recommendations!
My son sent me the mom video in the middle of the night last week, and I was going to forward it but thought, ah, bet Gini already saw it.
P.S. I used to like owls.
3 days, 19 hours ago on Gin and Topics: Happy Owls, Happy Artists, and Happy Moms
Alternate text is important. I didn't realize this years back when I started my first blog. I recommend that bloggers check past posts and edit items such as the alternate text to also make those older posts more searchable...something I'm currently doing with my first blog.
I don't always add calls to action on my small biz marketing blog, so thank you for the reminder of the importance of that!
5 days, 16 hours ago on If You Want More People to Read your Blog, Read this
@jolynndeal @CereusArt Thanks, Jo Lynn, I missed the docs during my quick read this morning! I'm on Google+ but not as a "business" since I freelance in addition to my other job. I'm sure there is much more I could be doing. Looking forward to checking out the downloads.
5 days, 22 hours ago on Why Every Small Business Needs a Google+ Page
Hi, Dana...It's always good to hear from small business owners who appreciate the value of social media. And keeping up with it when you're also running a business is daunting. I haven't taken advantage of Google+ as much as I should, but your post is motivating!
6 days, 1 hour ago on Why Every Small Business Needs a Google+ Page
Love the picture and learning more about you, Lindsay. I had the same reaction to the "die 10 years sooner" question when I first read it. Contemplating an answer took a year off of my life.
1 week, 4 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell
Good morning, Mitch. Thanks for everything you shared. The inquisition can be tough.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mitch Joel
Very happy for you!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Spin Sucks (the Book) is Here!
@ginidietrich That's interesting. I realize it's a huge commitment to spend time and energy interacting with readers, and you all do a wonderful job. I also believe what you do here also goes deeper. Your interactions speak to your character and the character of the great team you lead.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments
@jasonkonopinski Good point and same for me. I've only commented a couple of times, usually to compliment the writer. I look at their posts as informational but never considered the blog a community.
While it depends on the blog, in general, the only thing worse than no comments is a comment section the blogger never comments in. Spin Sucks sets out to be a community and achieves that because the Spin Sucks folks don't leave the rest of us out here to "talk amongst ourselves."
Hi Eleanor, looks like you survived! Did Gini put you on a rack for the interview? Either way, love this.
1 month ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Eleanor Pierce
This is a very interesting--I mean, robust--post.
I wonder if the hesitancy to ask for a raise varies depending on whether a person works in for profit/nonprofit. Because they are working for the "common good" and such organizations are always on a tight budget, employees--both men and women--may be more reluctant to ask for a promotion or raise.
1 month ago on Lean into Office Politics: Why You Should Control Your Own Destiny
Very interesting situation and great points on the PR perspective. Humor is one of those tricky things even when you know your audience. But Seth also needed to be true to who he is. It's a challenge to find the balance between who your audience may be and who you are as a person and communicator. Thanks for delving into this multi-layered scenario.
1 month ago on PR Takeaways from Rogen’s Senate Subcommittee Speech
@ginidietrich So all the preserves were closed except one, and the trail was still packed with ice and snow, but I still managed a short hike. IT WILL GET BETTER!
1 month ago on Gin and Topics: One Degree from Kevin Bacon, President Obama, and Thor
Whoa, I've never had an ad startle me then make me laugh out loud. Not that beans haven't disturbed me in the past. And, yes on the weather today, Gini. Going for a hike at Swallow Cliffs...gotta love Cook County's forest preserves.
1 month, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: One Degree from Kevin Bacon, President Obama, and Thor
Geez, this place just keeps getting cooler. Loved being part of #FF, definitely a highlight of my year, but the Inquisition sounds even better (but hopefully not as painful as the original).
1 month, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition is Coming!