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I guess it's a week for talking out of both sides of my mouth BECAUSE I did just write a blog post snarking about over-produced family "stuff," but I like #jammietime - it's cute! Happy Holidays!

2 days, 10 hours ago on Gin and Topics: It’s the End of the Year and We Loved it

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I am in such excellent company on this list; thank you for including me! 

2 days, 11 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: March through December

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I love everyone's timehops I see but I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. I feel so overloaded with everything to check/do/log every morning! But it's a cool app and I really like the parallels you drew here!

3 days, 4 hours ago on Timehop Helps You Build Community with Nostalgia

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@ginidietrich @biggreenpen he's unstoppable ...

3 days, 15 hours ago on Ten Communicators to Follow

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BTW I have enjoyed the graphics for this series. Looks like a great list! (I'm just surprised you didn't mention how much #Klout @martinwaxman has! ;-) )

3 days, 15 hours ago on Ten Communicators to Follow

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This question/issue seems perennial, doesn't it? I am in between tasks right now so don't have a long time to comment. One of my organization's clients writes about gender issues, too. Here is her take (not about bossy solely ...) http://lamsonconsulting.com/want-male-female-boss/ / Thanks for your thoughts! 

4 days, 10 hours ago on Why Women Shouldn’t be Afraid to Act “Bossy”

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This sounds SO very interesting! Unfortunately I will be on a call most of the hour .... so unlikely to be able to pop in! Enjoy everyone!

4 days, 13 hours ago on Join Diana Kander for a Special Author Q&A Today

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And just like that my inbox just got a little more full but I trust these are all going to be great additions, so thanks! And I was already subscribing to Shonali's blog .... she's a fave and I think in some part responsible for my presence amongst the crazies! :-)

5 days, 16 hours ago on Nine PR Blogs to Read

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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I left my job in May 2014 (after almost 20 years) and have bearly felt a bit of sadness (some for the families we served, the great cause, and the true-blue co-workers). I am not sure what's next but I know my soul isn't being sucked dry every day and that's worth something. Congrats again!

6 days, 2 hours ago on How I Left My Day Job to Pursue a Freelance Writing Career

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These all sound really fascinating! 

6 days, 11 hours ago on Improve Holiday Usability with These Nine Heatmap Tools

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Interesting list! I am familiar with two of the eight so I'll be looking forward to learning more about the other six!

6 days, 16 hours ago on The Eight PR Up-and-Comers

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@Howie Goldfarb Maybe the all female lineup is meant to meld nicely with the "maids a milking" theme. #JustKidding

6 days, 16 hours ago on The Eight PR Up-and-Comers

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@belllindsay @ginidietrich and that history of being "fired" frequently doesn't do you any favors either probably ;-) 

6 days, 16 hours ago on The Eight PR Up-and-Comers

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Wow that celebrities stuck in traffic woman was awesome! :-)

1 week, 2 days ago on Gin and Topics: Impressions of Celebrities

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What a fun inquisition! Good riddance to dinosaur practices! Enjoy your inquisition day, Carrie! 

1 week, 2 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Carrie Morgan

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Great stories! 

1 week, 2 days ago on “Way to Wreck Christmas, Lindsay!” and Other Stories

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Not familiar with all of these so thanks for some additions! I also like This American Life, the TED Radio Hour, and although it's ostensibly just about running ... it's not: RunRunLive. :-)

1 week, 3 days ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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@lizreusswig @belllindsay I'm thinking this somehow goes beyond Taylor Swift.

1 week, 3 days ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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@Eleanor Pierce @biggreenpen @RobBiesenbach definitely not ----- I wouldn't want to dethrone the #1 item on this list ---- but no it's not the selfie stick itself that is to blame (and after all this gushing about it I really think they should send Gini one in gratitude!) ..... but I agree with Rob ..... it's a little tiny micro-interaction every time one of us needs a stranger to take a pic and not needing to do that insulates everyone a little bit more. 

1 week, 4 days ago on The Sixth Day of Christmas: Top Six Gifts for Communicators

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@Eleanor Pierce @biggreenpen Big Lots doesn't exactly offer the whole ROYGBIV spectrum of $5 remote selfie thingies. :-)

1 week, 4 days ago on The Sixth Day of Christmas: Top Six Gifts for Communicators

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It's not a Selfie Stick but $5 at big lots got  me this little baby that plugs into my phone jack and buys me a few feet. It even comes with a "stand" (a/k/a little tiny piece of plastic). Further confirmation that I may be a misplaced millennial (but when you're doing a yoga challenge on instagram every extra inch helps!) (and it's green, coincidentally).  

1 week, 4 days ago on The Sixth Day of Christmas: Top Six Gifts for Communicators

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@Eleanor Pierce @RobBiesenbach I guess Leigh wouldn't put the Selfie Stick as her number one (and I'm not detracting from its place on this list) but she has an interesting take on it:  http://leadchangegroup.com/put-your-phone-away-and-look-up/ 

1 week, 4 days ago on The Sixth Day of Christmas: Top Six Gifts for Communicators

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If it were seven things: 7. BIG GREEN PENS :-)

1 week, 4 days ago on The Sixth Day of Christmas: Top Six Gifts for Communicators

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@ginidietrich @biggreenpen It was the complete opposite of what I thought she was going to say. I will see if I can get back in touch with her to get more thoughts.

1 week, 5 days ago on The Five Communications Trends for 2015

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@Digital_DRK @Eleanor Pierce @belllindsay I just finished the book (first of the series anyway)

1 week, 5 days ago on The Five Communications Trends for 2015

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@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen I definitely glossed right over the "maybe" in that comment. I wanna hear Rudolph from you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 week, 5 days ago on A Unique Value Proposition and The Island of Misfit Toys

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@Eleanor Pierce @LauraPetrolino this Rudolph deficit must be rectified ...

1 week, 5 days ago on A Unique Value Proposition and The Island of Misfit Toys

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I feel like my worlds are converging because I was just proofing a post on Lead Change about appreciating differences. Therefore this topic is fresh in my mind. We all give lip service to "appreciating differences" because it sounds like the thing to do but in reality it takes discipline and maturity to allow differences to be a plus instead of a minus. Great post (and I wish the vid had been YOU singing Rudolph, in tree pose or something.... :-) ).  

1 week, 5 days ago on A Unique Value Proposition and The Island of Misfit Toys

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#3 reminded me of a conversation I had with a college student. I was at a strategy session for Shot @ Life (yes, here were postits - lots of them!). She was definitely on the younger side of our demographic and the only college student there. She said something like "we want people to come sit down with us in the Student Union to espouse their cause rather than send us emails, post on Facebook (or whatever network College Students use most now), etc. Kind of a "back to basics look me in the eyes" kind of feel. 

1 week, 5 days ago on The Five Communications Trends for 2015

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"If the content is rife with typos and grammatical errors, people automatically have the perception the start-up doesn’t know what it’s doing." I know this is among the most basic tenets of the post you wrote here but it's so true. Show attention to the small things and you are more likely to be trusted with the big things. Well said.

1 week, 6 days ago on Five Best Practices for Start-Up Content Marketing

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@ginidietrich @biggreenpen Yes he is, followed by a thread in which I have liked nothing. #StalkerMitigation 

1 week, 6 days ago on Best Webinars of 2014

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This will be fun! My carrier pigeon and I are ready (and let's hurry -- carrier pigeons can be messy if you know what I mean!).

1 week, 6 days ago on Best Webinars of 2014

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@ginidietrich @biggreenpen DONE. Worth 5:33, for sure. One of the little girls we sponsor in Guatemala told us she wanted a doll when we met her. When we mail items, they have to fit in a 9 x 12 envelope, weigh less than a pound, and be less than an inch thick. I could really have used West Jet Santa to get around all that! :-)

1 week, 6 days ago on Gin and Topics: The American and Canadian Differences

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@chelpixie @biggreenpen Yeah, football in the south .... (full disclosure though -- I am a fan) ... I sent you a tweet w/a video I did about the zillion other things our university should be proud of that IMO outweigh one individual and all the attention he has been given ..... 

2 weeks, 1 day ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Chel Wolverton

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Aw man I have to choose between watching ALL these videos and Ruzzle so I could only watch Arby's and the Let It Go dog. LOVED the dog!!!! Happy Friday everyone.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Gin and Topics: The American and Canadian Differences

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Nice to "meet" you Chel and I enjoyed your inquisition answers! Not to get too heavy on a Friday morning but given the current climate here in Tallahassee, this quote resonated with me: "Show me what a culture values, prizes, puts on a pedestal, and I’ll tell you who is likely to get away with rape.” I heard an interview with B.C. on public radio recently and he talked about how he ended up deciding to use Cumberbatch as his professional name (it is part of his real name but he hadn't been using it). Gotta admit I've never watched Sherlock or anything with him in it but the interview intrigued me! 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Chel Wolverton

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I definitely do not feel like an early adopter to this but I think you're right! Great points.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Mobile First in 2015

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@ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski @biggreenpen Dear Jason, I like namaste/love all Jason better than smack talking Jason FWIW (but I just played my first two minutes and you may be right!) #FeelingQuasiLiterate

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Three Strategy Games that Help in Business

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@ginidietrich @biggreenpen uname: paulakiger (so original right?!)

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Three Strategy Games that Help in Business

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@LauraPetrolino My kids' elementary school had a chess project - every kid got their own little portable board. It was very cool. They didn't teach parents, though!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Three Strategy Games that Help in Business

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(from here on out I am always going to be tempted to start my comments with "First Comment" (like they do on Instagram) but I won't )..........................I have not started WWF because honestly would I ever get anything done again? Ever? Strategy games are in every way an indicator of how linear and literal I can be; I always struggle with them. Word games may be a little better since I like words so much but otherwise? Definitely not my forte (but as you point out, we can always improve ....).  

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Three Strategy Games that Help in Business

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@KensViews @ginidietrich @belllindsay Ken, you missed a modifier .... January 2015 .... not all of 2015 ;-) 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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@ginidietrich @biggreenpen DULY NOTED! Maybe I can combine my December #FlipYourPerspective daily yoga challenge (lordy how am I going to come up with 31 arm balance/inversion thingies for this?) with my #EllieBdayExtravaganzaVideo :-)

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Ring in December with Spin Sucks

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I just had my first Coschedule experience (when I did a guest post for Fitfluential) so "hi"! I hope it's possible for headlines to be emotionally gripping w/o being BuzzFeed.  It does fascinate me when formulas work. I downloaded a "best headlines" thing from Pinterest or something once and decided (lacking anything else creative" to go with one of them. My "Top Ten Tips for New Bloggers" was one of my most commented on posts ... and I figure that's at least partially due to the formula "top ten tips" but hopefully a tiny bit to the content! Ultimately there still has to be something interesting to read no matter how much the headline gets you to click .... ideally.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Why Emotional Headlines are Good for Your Content Marketing

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@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen I just put it in my wordpress as a pending post! But try as I might to restrain myself from getting a LITTLE BIT SAPPY ...... I owe my self-imposed unemployed status (which recently changed a bit) to my ability to comment so quickly. This little community of crazies has been a lifeline. And I am grateful. The pigeon will be happy to deliver that message anywhere. Even Maine. (But he's worried about Florida for reasons that are all too apparent to you!).  

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen @belllindsay @ginidietrich @LSSocialEngage It's okay, Laura, we all have our shortcomings (outweighed by our numerous #PetroPositives). 

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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I only have two things to say (for now): a) I have a carrier pigeon and I am not afraid to use it and b) I may have to write my own blog post about how to be a crazy #HehHehHeh  

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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