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We just had our first NoVA Tech Women meetup last night and this article came up. I didn't read it till now, and it did make my blood boil––like it did for most other women. I agree that it's all about the choices you make, and being an absent mom is one of them. But what really irks me is the "Can women have it all?" question. Why is that even a question? And what does "all" really mean? It's certainly not the same woman to woman, but certainly not a question you'd ask men. It's actually something that doesn't make sense when you ask a man that because societal norms are still enforcing this belief that women have to go over the top, and take on more tasks if they want to do something other than be a stay-at-home mom. It really pisses me off.

3 weeks ago on What Having it All Really Means

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You hit the nail on the head when you said to glamorize our perfect selves doesn't help us grow, but stunts us instead. I feel a good number of consumers get frustrated when they can't reach perfection, and most of those don't even try because they know it's not realistic. And I feel that this doesn't just pertain to a beauty or health-related campaign; any campaign's authenticity increases when the promised result is more realistic and achievable. At least I'd imagine it to be so...?

1 month, 1 week ago on The Power of Glamour and the Upsell of Dreams

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40 year old tantrum = brilliance.

9 months, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Panda Cub Gets Vaccine and Click Baby

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@jasonkonopinski @Crestodina Sorry, I don't understand. How is it that keywords and trends could be a deadly combination for content generation?

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

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@ginidietrich YAY! I love Matt! He curates one of the best sites on the internet: videos of explosions from around the world. Fireworks factories, nuclear plants, meteors--you name it. He should tell you about it; it's really fantastic. :)

10 months ago on Hummingbird Update: What it Means for PR Pros

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So the sky isn't falling?! :) The future's in content engagement: great content, great engagement as a result. We wrote about post about it this week @AddThis. If we're only losing a piece of the pie, our strategy shouldn't fall under because, well, it shouldn't be solely based on that one piece of the pie. There's so much data out there! ALL THE DATA!!!

10 months ago on Hummingbird Update: What it Means for PR Pros

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PREACH IT, GIRL! This is about women making smart choices, especially investing in a "plan B" that can get you back up on your feet. And sadly, not many women think this way, and I don't know why. Nothing in this life is guaranteed, and credit runs out quickly. Gosh, and I know women who are in this situation now. It makes me anxious for them.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on What the Opt-Out Generation Means Longer-Term

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@RebeccaToddThat was the ultimate in snake creepiness. And the "diff between cats and dogs" video reminded me of this one (you may have seen): http://youtu.be/wtYm2yPRGSA

1 year ago on Gin and Topics: Snakes, Dogs, Cats, and Pigs Oh My!

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Ermagherd! That snake vid is totally giving me the heebie jeebies!

1 year ago on Gin and Topics: Snakes, Dogs, Cats, and Pigs Oh My!

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Oh lawdy, I had to stop watching after the second video because my face is leaking tears of laughter! Totally watching the rest of it tonight.

1 year, 3 months ago on Gin and Topics: Ryan Lochte is So Cute and Ellen has Competition

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Aw, Margie, this was an awesome post. You have a sweet heart, thank you. :)

1 year, 3 months ago on A Letter To Those Of You With 1,500 Twitter Followers Or Fewer

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 @AmyVernon Ha! Next time I get one, I'll forward it to you. :P

1 year, 5 months ago on For the Love of Spam

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YES! Thanks for this, @AmyVernon ! I've actually been wanting to read something on spam since, for some reason, my email spam count has gone up 3-4x in the past few weeks. After getting invitations to save hostages in Siberia or meet a young girl online, I always think to myself, "If I worked for a spam company, I'd help them target their email marketing much better." LOL! Thanks for the laughs, Amy!

1 year, 5 months ago on For the Love of Spam

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 @RebeccaTodd  @stevenmcoyle Yes. It's an immaturity/unprofessional-thing. I wouldn't have done that either at 21 because I had long-term goals for my career. And this goes for anyone in any position at any age who doesn't lash out and burn bridges on their way out of a position. Maturity and professionalism. I think those are two questions to inquire about when hiring new staff.

1 year, 5 months ago on Three Things You Can Learn about Social Media from HMV

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You opened up my world to Bad Lip Reading! The Inauguration one came out today!

1 year, 6 months ago on Gin and Topics: Lots of Dancing and Some Bad Lip Reading

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@Erin F. I knew I'd see you here, Erin! :)

1 year, 6 months ago on Poetry Friday: Pablo Neruda

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The kid in first position... HILARIOUS! Still cracking up about it!

1 year, 6 months ago on Gin and Topics: Pranks, Public Dancing, and Ballet

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This was SUCH a cool story. I loved following it. :)

1 year, 9 months ago on A Fantastic Starbucks Customer Experience Story

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 @ginidietrich LOL! I can't help it. These ideas come to me, and I have to put them into action! (Comment #28)

1 year, 9 months ago on Fighting Hunger with No Names

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 @geoffliving Comment # 9

1 year, 9 months ago on Fighting Hunger with No Names

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This is awesome!

1 year, 9 months ago on Fighting Hunger with No Names

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 @Erin F. I know, I'm so bad! I have to stop by your blog again soon. It's been cah-razy. :) Been well?

1 year, 10 months ago on On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations

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 @GeoffReiner  @jasonkonopinski Well, it is kinda "illegitimate" if I'm tipping off my wedding crasher. But no one needs to know. ;)

1 year, 10 months ago on On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations

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 @GeoffReiner Bomb-diggity is totally underused.

 

If I only knew where our wedding would be (still planning) but I am happy I have a potential-crasher! I mean, what's a wedding without a crasher. That's a boring wedding, I tell you!

1 year, 10 months ago on On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations

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 @GeoffReiner Conversations, oh totally. I used to work at a nonprofit, and that's the first thing we did to find our community. Twitter's the bomb-diggity for that. As for weddings, no. But I am totally buying a beer for any crasher at my wedding next year. :)

1 year, 10 months ago on On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations

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This was a fun read! Totally sharing it...

1 year, 10 months ago on On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations

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Oh dear, @Mark2law is going to kill me if he finds out I got credit for "Lids!" :D

1 year, 10 months ago on Gin and Topics: Gangnam Style and Crazy Razorback Fans

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:'(

1 year, 10 months ago on For the Love of Language

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Aww, THANK YOU!!! :))))

1 year, 11 months ago on 100 People Who Don’t Get Enough Credit Online

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 @ginidietrich Of course! Red velvet cupcakes ok?

1 year, 11 months ago on Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

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 @ginidietrich Sure thing! Wanna split a sub?

1 year, 11 months ago on Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

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 @debdobson62  @ginidietrich giggle. :)

1 year, 11 months ago on #FollowFriday: Deb Dobson

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As soon as I read about Scribe, I stopped reading, went over there, and created an account. It's installed in our blog, and I just got back to finishing reading this. Thanks for the suggestion!

1 year, 11 months ago on Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

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HI DEB!

1 year, 11 months ago on #FollowFriday: Deb Dobson

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 @ginidietrich Ifdy has her fingers crossed!!!

1 year, 11 months ago on #FollowFriday: Deb Dobson

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You brought a smile to my face, Gini. Thanks for being real with us. :)

1 year, 11 months ago on Blogging Mistakes Equal Lessons Learned

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 @ginidietrich lol, ok, i won't bash on your man. i'm keeping christian bale. :)

2 years ago on Gin and Topics: Kids Hate Social Media and Robert Downey Jr.

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ok, don't hate me for asking this... but... what do you see in robert downey jr exactly??

2 years ago on Gin and Topics: Kids Hate Social Media and Robert Downey Jr.

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 @Shonali @rachaelseda @ginidietrich It makes me think these writers are having a little trouble finding real news to talk about, and want to start a "controversial" discussion.

 

If she can juggle babies with one hand while she revamps the Yahoo! corporate strategy blindfolded, standing on burning coal, and singing the national anthem backwards, then THAT should be in the news. Otherwise, cheers to the chick who's gonna kick some ass in corporate America.

 

 

2 years ago on Marissa Mayer: Why Are We Still Having this Conversation?

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 @rachaelseda i <3 you!

2 years ago on #FollowFriday: Ifdy Perez

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 @HowieSPM  @bdorman264  @ginidietrich NUH UH!!! lol

2 years ago on #FollowFriday: Ifdy Perez

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 @rdopping  @ginidietrich lol! yes, you should def check out razoo. :) thanks for the follow!

2 years ago on #FollowFriday: Ifdy Perez

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 @Anthony_Rodriguez #yourock :)

2 years ago on #FollowFriday: Ifdy Perez

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 @annedreshfield  @ginidietrich LOL! i am SO glad people loved the carl series... makes me think if the world needs another? hmm... :)

2 years ago on #FollowFriday: Ifdy Perez

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 @belllindsay  @Geoff Livingston in the shins? ok! ;)

2 years ago on #FollowFriday: Ifdy Perez

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 @AnneReuss  @ginidietrich boooo cubs and the national league! ;)

2 years ago on #FollowFriday: Ifdy Perez

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 @Hajra lol, awesome!

2 years ago on #FollowFriday: Ifdy Perez

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