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Great examples and helpful takeaways, Derek! Thanks for including Doug's community-building leaderboard in the mix!
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235791
A device emitting wireless frequencies right near a newborn baby's genitals sounds like biological warfare, not help-ware, to me. Some reports show a decrease in fertility due to cell phones worn in pockets. Babies brains absorb more radiation due to thinner skulls. Their tissue is more susceptible too. Experts like the Center for Safer Wireless recommend a wireless-free nursery, so the thought of a connected baby, 24/7, is truly concerning.
1 year, 3 months ago on Do parents need an app to tell them when their newborn pees? Maybe.
@Word Ninja @yvettepistorio There you go again! Funny. Awesome to hear!
1 year, 4 months ago on Tracky: A Smarter Content Calendar
@yvettepistorio @Word Ninja Haha! Hopefully the coffee + my "subtracks are a wonderful thing" novel above will help.
@mo_flow @nimbyist Awesome, thanks! Fun idea: you could log in for free today, create one track and set a due date for a deeper dive when you think you'll be ready. :)
@yvettepistorio Yep - unlimited subtracks. If you want a subtrack for every day of the year, Tracky is cool with that. I know I'm biased, but I really don't know of another way to collaborate with just the people you want to, when you want to (share today, don't share tomorrow) and in the context you set (e.g. a group). That alone has revolutionized my workflow + personal planning.
@yvettepistorio Awesome to hear! Thanks so much for geeking out and giving Tracky a try. :)
@eveypistorio Thanks for encouraging me to chime in about subtracks... I think of them as related tasks to a larger project, but they have
all the functionality of a parent "track." Due dates help to sort the priority of tracks/subtracks. You can even
milestone a parent track/subtracks so you can chart progress toward a goal (like a client launch).
Sorry for this novel, but
here's more info on track organization if your'e curious. The way that@Sevans set
up our editorial calendar, we have 2 levels of subtracks. This just one
way of creating your ed cal, and there's no right way, but it illustrates how
subtracks help organize ongoing projects together.
- Parent track: "Social
media editorial calendar"
- Subtrack: "Week of
April 15, 2013" (every week is a subtrack of the parent).
- Subtrack of that:
"Monday, April 15, 2013: <Content Title>." (And so on for each day of the week). These "day" tracks contains
the due date/time, assignees, track lead, Google doc (for real-time
collaborative editing) and related images and research (as attachments
individual assignees are finished with the day's content, they check
themselves off. When it's published we note that and who is socially
sharing it. As the week and the month passes, our completed tracks filter to
the bottom while our upcoming deadlines sort to the top.
collaborating on ideas, research and future projects, so I would be lost
without the ability to store information (notes to self) and give due dates as
reminders, then find that info again and make it a real collaborative task when
the time comes. Cheers!
@eveypistorio You rock and so does your workflow! Love it. Thanks so much for sharing @Tracky with this awesome community. Tracky was built to be a worksocial platform and is super flexible: work secretly (alone or with others in a track), in a group (like your Arment Dietrich group), selectively share information with outside parties (like clients, consultants, customers) and finally, share publicly (social channels and websites). For those that want to learn more, I'm hosting twice weekly open training sessions: https://tracky.com/demo-signup. Thanks again! Feel free to reach out with any questions. We're pretty geeky about improving workflows. #workhacks :)
@ginidietrich Good form! Sharing the link love is a great relationship builder and adds value for both sites and their visitors.
1 year, 5 months ago on Guest Blogging: Seven Tips for Success
Grand tips, @ginidietrich! I love that you're including SEO research tips in order to amplify your content marketing efforts. Without it, you can do a lot of work and just miss the mark by not gaining authority for your brand's top terms (or long-tail if that's part of your strategy). For #6, we've found that you can pretty safely repost a short excerpt on your site. I like the "first ran on" strategy too.
@ginidietrich Isn't it crazy? It takes 23 minutes to get back to work too. Check this out (via http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324339204578173252223022388.html)"It is an epidemic," says Lacy Roberson, a director of learning and organizational development at eBay Inc. EBAY -0.25% At most companies, it's a struggle "to get work done on a daily basis, with all these things coming at you," she says.
Office workers are interrupted—or self-interrupt—roughly every three minutes, academic studies have found, with numerous distractions coming in both digital and human forms. Once thrown off track, it can take some 23 minutes for a worker to return to the original task, says Gloria Mark, a professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, who studies digital distraction.
1 year, 7 months ago on Join Sarah Evans for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@stevenmcoyle @aimeelwest @belllindsay @creativeoncall @ginidietrich Totally get you on that. I'm a worker and I really want to get stuff done. I love developing real relationships in the workplace but I'm not there primarily to socialize. I try to quickly remind people that I have more to do than hours in the day and I love my job, so...gotta go!
@aimeelwest @belllindsay @creativeoncall @ginidietrich @stevenmcoyle That's actually one of the biggest issues in the worksocial world that's causing unproductivity. There's a balance between healthy socialization (relationship-building, productive) compared to distractions (plus there are those who live to interrupt other's work days). A recent study showed that we're distracted every three minutes by coworkers, social media and the like. It's amazing that anyone is getting real work done anymore.
@Sevans @stevenmcoyle Thanks so much, Sarah! It's a dream working with you. Everyone, Sarah truly is a "DOer" - she thrives on getting work done but she's also a creativity genius and fun to work with. Her dedication to Tracky was really stunning for us. To pick up and move her family here was a massive step. We're thrilled that it's worked out so well. They are a great family. Love them to pieces!
Amazing list, Sarah! Thanks for curating this!
1 year, 10 months ago on 100+ must have #social tools and platforms for your social business arsenal
@jongabriel Great! And if it's an itinerary that you'd like to share, feel free to share it with the world. Just set up a new group (something like, "How to vacation in Orlando like a pro"), select the tracks that you want to copy (Ctrl + click for multiple tracks) and then select "copy to" from the track drop-down. Then, select those freshly copied track and change the sharing permission to "Public." Now your insider's tips are published and you've added a new expert title to your name. :)
2 years, 2 months ago on .@IwearYourShirt, @PRsarahevans and @Tracky are giving away a NEW MacBook Pro (2012)
@akstout18 We're delving into the publishing side of task management and collaboration. You'll see "Forms" available in Group Settings, but we're getting close to pushing some very promising content delivery updates too.
@nycbiker That's a lot to juggle! Cheers to the busy folks like you that find a way to make life work amidst all the organized chaos. :) Feel free to provide feedback within the tool.
@KacyTheDude Rafflecopter is a great tool, we agree!
@denise1 Organizations, social causes and local events are types of groups that we love to assist so let us know if you have any questions as you get your fellow volunteers on track!
@MicheleThomasM Please let us know what you think, Michele!
@SeekingAmy42 Love that. You'll see some social sharing features within Tracky and there are many more to come. When you set up a group, check out the "Forms" tab - you'll see how you can actually use Tracky as a repository for contact/feedback/sign-up forms and immediately begin replying and engaging with people that reach out. Publishing tools will be forthcoming as well. Stay tuned!
@ElleHattan We'd love to help you set it up for your teachers, @ElleHattan ! We're working with some educational groups and have just hired a developer that hails from working for a school district for 10 years. All the best as you collaborate!
@MeganMahoney All great idea, Megan! Let me know if you have some success with it. We're always looking for great user stories that we can share!
@lifermedia I use Tracky to collaborate (obviously, since I'm on the team) but our team often refers to it as our "second brain." Paper isn't searchable but everything you store in Tracky is - whether files, notes to self, projects with due dates, contact information, etc. You might find that migrating to a digital platform will become more productive in the long run.
@MattDickson1 Thanks so much, Matt! Go, Cubs! :)
@TheOrangeMask You know what I like? Emails FROM Tracky. Email notifications from Tracky give me a quick rundown on the latest comments, files, due dates and to do's without having to sift through endless "reply all" threads and unnecessary emails. I'm the CMO so yes, I'm biased, but that's one major reason why we built it. Email overload and too much irrelevant information to sift through. Let me know if you give it a whirl!
2 years, 3 months ago on .@IwearYourShirt, @PRsarahevans and @Tracky are giving away a NEW MacBook Pro (2012)
@kwidrick This is a fantastic idea. If you do start using Tracky for this, ping me on Tracky or on Twitter. I'd love to feature you in a blog or user story! All the best in your pregnancy!