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I love that you wrote about this. When I heard her say that line, I was all like, "Well, this sounds familiar."
2 days, 4 hours ago on When a PR Problem isn’t a PR Problem
@DaveSerino I'm good at making people do things, Dave. A crown is in your future. ;)
3 days, 2 hours ago on Most Influential Tourism Professionals on Twitter – December 2014
@jesslaw Thanks Jess! I'm always glad to be able to recommend following some of the best people I know and be a little part of making our community stronger. :)
3 days, 7 hours ago on Most Influential Tourism Professionals on Twitter – December 2014
Dying over the @prtini story. GREAT list! :)
3 days, 23 hours ago on Nine PR Blogs to Read
@jasonkonopinski @jesslaw I would like to come to this gathering.
4 days, 5 hours ago on The Eight PR Up-and-Comers
@SMVermillion I totally didn't word that right (I've had a migraine for over a week). The CVB is my client. I only work with CVBs that have great local ice cream. :)
4 days, 7 hours ago on The Eight PR Up-and-Comers
Hi there, @YetAnotherUserName! Sorry about the delay on this response. Somehow your comment got lost in the chaos of a very busy year.
I get where you're coming from, but I think you misunderstand the goal of my lists. First and foremost, the goal is for the education of tourism professionals. For that reason, the number of tourism professionals following an account becomes very important, because these are the accounts they are learning from. And because we have a lot of smart people in our community that are looking to learn from the best, the accounts that end up on top of this list really are the ones doing the most interesting stuff.
And if you'd like to do a list with the methodology you're talking about, that would be awesome. I'd love to read it! :)
1 week ago on The Must-Follow DMOs – June 2014
@jillvan A big mwah at you and some awkward hand holding! :)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on You Need to Follow: Jill Van Nostran
So there's this episode of Girls that this is reminding me of. Hannah's having a lost weekend with Patrick Wilson (*sigh*), and she starts talking about how she wants to stop having all the experiences for other people. She just wants to be happy. At the time, I was blown away by the statement, and I still kind of am. Instead of running, jumping and dancing from thing to thing for others, a focus on yourself and being kind to yourself is kind of a revolutionary idea for me. And yet, at the time, I couldn't accept it. Until I got myself ridiculously sick over the last month and a half. So this week, I'm working on mini-goals that are just about me. And your description of mindfulness is in the end what I'm doing. Being mindful of what I'm doing to my body and my mind in all instances, but doing it in short spurts and slowly working up to a more long-term focus on what makes me happy. My thought is that the better I am at being who I am, the better I will be at helping others be who they are.
I may have just vomited a lot of crap up, but just thought I'd put it out there that this is what your post made me think about. And that I like that we're thinking about the similar things right now. :)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Mindfulness: The Cure for Shiny-Object Syndrome?
@missprint95 I saw that this morning as I was gathering content for the day. It looks great!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Cincinnati Museum Selfies, or How to Do Real-Time Marketing
@ginidietrich I had an English professor in college that subscribed to a superior form of grammar based on logic. That has screwed me for life, especially when posts like this just suck me in...
1 year, 3 months ago on Grammar Police: Twelve Mistakes Nearly Everyone Makes
@Danny Brown And I'm pretty sure that whenever it's a title, punctuation goes on the outside. I'm traveling today, @ginidietrich. WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME???
1 year, 3 months ago on On-Page SEO Tips for PR Pros
There's an easier (and better) way to do the url in Wordpress. Go to Settings>Permalink Settings. I use custom structure and then have "/%category%/%postname%/" to get the category and post name into the url.
And I live for Yoast. It makes life so genuinely happy.
People with their priorities in order have a line item in their budget called "Gini-ice cream". You look like you could eat two sumo wrestlers' weight in ice cream, so I've allocated a lot of money towards this.
1 year, 6 months ago on Building a Community: What’s the Secret Sauce?
I get what you're saying, but I'd phrase it a different way. Instead of stroking egos, I'd say that you need to simply show interest in the person professionally and personally. I use what I call the Friday Fun Question, which links people with common interests within the community and shows that I'm interested in them. I've asked everything from college majors to proudest accomplishment, and it's been darn effective. Of course, I love learning about what makes people tick so that helps.
This is going to sound weird, but I sometimes use my Timehop emails for content creation. Year Ago Betsy had different thoughts and feelings than Today Betsy. Some of those thoughts are bizarre, and some them can be reworked into something interesting. A year ago today, I wanted to be called Lady Betsy of the Decillis. This will not be reworked into anything.
1 year, 9 months ago on Four Ways to Keep Content Fresh
Whenever I read what other people say about airports, it just reminds me how lucky we are in Columbus. True, it's a smaller airport, but... You're basically tripping over all of the outlets, free WiFi, local eateries have a place in there right along with the big boys, people are nice and, for the most part, security is a breeze. A lot of what they do helps me out my anti-flying boyfriend at ease (although, I admittedly try to keep him at home for the sake of our relationship ;)).
And I LOVE flying Southwest through Newark. The security is the nicest I've met and one of the gate agents is hilarious. When I flew on a pretty empty plane, he asked us to all take a window seat and wave to the other planes. Luckily, these are the two airports I'm mostly in, so I'm always the happiest flyer ever... But once again, only when the boyfriend is home.
1 year, 10 months ago on What Not to Do: Eight Lessons from Airports
Okay, so I've had two experiences that I think prove your point. One is that my cat's health insurance, Pet Plan, knows my cat's name and checks in if I say anything about going to the vet on Twitter. These two simple things have resulted in me never leaving them and recommending them to others, despite rarely having the need to actually use their product.
The second is the gym I recently joined. I was having problems with the location, and they blamed corporate. Since corporate doesn't publish their phone number, and I wanted an immediate answer, I took to Twitter. The only responses I got were an "I'm sorry for your experience at that location," and "We will forward your comments." The "relationship" question of, "How can I help make this better?" was missing from the interaction. My rage at the problem was then fueled. Had there just been that one question, I would have been happier with my experience at the gym.
Okay, so there's my psychosis for the day. ;)
1 year, 11 months ago on Do customers want a relationship with brands?
I avoid burnout by drinking wine with @HeatherWhaling and the rest of the Geben gang. Being around inspiring people makes you want to do everything better, and well, wine is good.
2 years, 7 months ago on HOW TO: Avoid Burnout at Work
I'm four months into trying to do my own balancing act and I can tell you that I still haven't figured it out. I at first lamented my ability to personally put out quality anything, because I had to use my brain for about a million other things. But then I realized that if I couldn't do what I was doing before, I could do one thing: Be social. I think you start there. Use your networks for a bit of stress relief, because let's be honest, you've built up a great reputation and you can use your networks to get through this transition. And then you can work towards transforming your online presence to what works for you now. I am still working through my own transition, and I can tell you that working through it with my online friends has only made our relationships stronger and more fun. :)
2 years, 7 months ago on A May Day Balancing Act
@LisaBarone , I'm not going to lie... This is totally a cool moment for me. :)
I totally agree with you on people not saying thank you enough. It's so simple and it should be automatic, but because it's not, that little action can make someone feel so good.
Thanks for the comment and for making my day!
2 years, 10 months ago on Thank You for Commenting