I love my work. Public Relations, social media and beyond. I feel so lucky to have built extraordinary community and count my blessings everyday. Cheers!
Good post Ken, I'm sharing it today. I use Fotolia for my own site as well as for client's online sites. I pay about $1 per picture. I've never had anyone complain about the cost. It's worth it for me to be able to quickly find and use an image without worrying about royalties.
1 year, 9 months ago on That Photo You Found On the Internet Could Cost You
@halfbrown I will make sure you know about the next one. Imelda
1 year, 10 months ago on Finding Online Support One Follower at a Time.
@briancrouch Good thoughts. I got a beautiful hand written letter from Kurt Clark at Christmas. It really touched me that he went to the trouble and effort to write it. But, I have to say, there is nothing like a text from my children to make me feel happy (Hi mom, I'm fine). I think the goal today would be to produce happiness - we are too impatient to wait for a response via mail, but how romantic it must have been! Or frustrating. Thank you Brian.
1 year, 10 months ago on Mail Me! I’ll Wait for Delivery.US Post Office to Curtail Service.
Thanks Arden. I was raised Continental style. Do you think many people/wait staff even recognize these signals anymore? I wonder..
2 years, 1 month ago on How to tell the waiter you’re still eating without saying a word
@SeattleNightOut Thank you for reading it, looking forward to telling the story of Treehouse and Seattle Tweet Drive, too.
2 years, 2 months ago on How to get media coverage for a non-profit event
@NW_Mktg_Guy Hi Rod. I read your post on Facebook and could feel your frustration. I know you're not alone because after I wrote this post I got a lot of feedback from people who are feeling the same way. Like you, I also worry about those who don't understand the long term implication of posting with harsh or overly negative tone. Although we often say "It's a free country and I can say whatever we want" (which is absolutely true) we may not remember that how we make people feel is what others remember. Cue Maya Angelou "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
2 years, 3 months ago on Wow. You went there. Social Media and Politics.
@paulbalcerak Thank you for sharing that post with me. I love it. It's funny, because someone asked the other day why is it so hard to be kind. That made me pause - I think it is much harder to be unkind. Always look on the bright side. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do in your new position, Paul. Thanks.
@sparkhire Thanks. I'll share this on my FB page. Great information and idea. Imelda
2 years, 4 months ago on Your Resume. Public Relations Remaining Relevant.
@sparkhire That's a great idea. Do you have a link for an example of a video resume? Thanks for the comment - I always appreciated thoughtful responses. Imelda
I did some research for a hospital as to great ways to use foursquare - I think working w/other businesses was one of my favorites. Here's what I wrote about it foursquare and The Miracle on 34th Street Project | Imelda Dulcich PR & Social Media http://bit.ly/Ls2xZU
2 years, 5 months ago on Five Ways Marketers Should Use Foursquare
I make it a practice to connect with two social media friends a week IRL. This practice has elevated my personal and professional life to a higher level of joy. It makes for a warmer world – online and off.
Sometimes I arrange a one-on-one for coffee – other times I might arrange for a larger group to meet for lunch.
The benefit? Business connections, mentoring, shared networking and meeting some clever, creative and thoughtful people in my community. My favorite part is introducing people to each other. Some of the introductions or connections I’ve made have transformed into new work, new jobs and even partnerships. I love that!
I’ve met a soap maker, a fashion designer, a hat maker, a U.S. Army veteran, a three-time breast cancer survivor, an inn keeper, an Olympic hopeful, a graphic designer, a film maker, chefs, musicians and many other fascinating people including numerous journalists, social media and public relation professionals. Each one of the people I’ve met has changed or enhanced my way of looking at the world.
@rmalyeri was my first connection I made because of a post @markwshaefer wrote about not being a Twitter snob. Since that first connection (which grew into a lovely friendship) I've met hundreds of new people offline - by simply suggesting meeting for coffee.
2 years, 5 months ago on Connecting In Real Life: Social Vs. Online
@NW_Mktg_Guy Thank you Rod, the man who has been on a million or so lists : ) Your comments mean a lot to me. I'll be looking for your next post - as I always do.
p.s. I'm always fascinated by things my children tell me I said to them as they were growing up. I think that I couldn't have possibly said such a thing! My mom was probably worn out on that particular day.
2 years, 6 months ago on How To Get The Most Out Of Industry Leader Lists
@LaurenIncavo Thank you Lauren - you don't have where you live in your bio - but if you're in the area let's meet for coffee sometime. I see you are a Duck too!
2 years, 6 months ago on Twitter Followers. The Jewels.
@NW_Mktg_Guy It's a little promo piece for WSU! Aren't we great to build a friendship from social media which lets us share a U-Haul memory?
2 years, 7 months ago on Sending your kids to college. Easier with Social Media!
@NW_Mktg_Guy My friend indeed, Rod. Thank you for always helping me remember the glass is half full. Imelda
2 years, 8 months ago on Saying Goodbye to Self-Pity
@markwschaefer Thank you @markwschaefer And thanks for always inspiring my in your posts on your site. Imelda
2 years, 10 months ago on Twitter. How Mark W. Schaefer (author The Tao of Twitter) introduced me to Reza M. Malayeri. My Twitter Boyfriend!
@GeneDexter Your ears must be burning. We spoke of you - you're on my list of need to meets in IRL!
2 years, 10 months ago on Finding Online Support One Follower at a Time.
@LindaBergam Thanks @LindaBergam. John did say "Oh, I was wondering the why the eggs were in a fancy container!" I buy Morningstar sausage (either links or patties) I just like them because they are lower in fat. I just microwave them (as they are pre-cooked) for 30 seconds}. Also, if you're going to use the Egg Beaters - try the Southwestern, Florentine or garden vegetable for added flavor. Thanks for asking.
2 years, 10 months ago on Are you a Meme? “What Social Media Managers Actually Do”
@vuesociety Thanks for reading. I would like to get to know you better - we have a lot of mutual Twitter friends. Want to plan coffee or lunch? You can DM me!
2 years, 10 months ago on Social Media: Tweetups, Seminars & Workshops – Strategies.