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@ginidietrich @terreece Thank you girl!
1 month ago on New 120 Payment Terms from Big Brands Require Agencies Play Bank
@ginidietrich @corinamanea Organizations have been doing it to writers for years. That's why writing for online pubs became so popular, they paid quickly, often electronically as opposed to waiting for checks that seemingly always fell through the cracks for another 30 days. The downside is writers then sacrificed higher rates for quick pay.
Our company changed our billing this past year and the times we've made exceptions we were screwed over. It's tough to stop the work. I'm always so committed to the work and pauses jeopardizes the momentum that it's painful to see it stop, but it's easier and faster than making repeated calls and emails for payment.
Great tips Gini!
Oh my goodness this is so great! What a wonderfully inspirational post on a chilly Friday afternoon. And a whole song and show as well?! Too awesome for words. Who's ready to take on the world?!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Follow the Dreamers
You always write great pieces, but the ones that truly grab me are these heartfelt unflinchingly honest ones. These are why you have the community you do here. The whole situation sucks donkey for you and the group right now, BUT it'll benefit you in the end, kind of an iron sharpening iron thing.
If nothing else you've provided case study for
How companies should deal with this kind of thing.
Hang in there *insert image of kitty dangling from a tree*
Side note: why so people always steal the tax money? Of all the institutions they could short - bills, donations, reimbursements or whatever, they choose the one entity who does nothing, but track the money they are owed. Insane.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on When a Leader Learns of Unethical Behavior
@yvettepistorio This kind of thing can be jarring, but it's not unusual by any stretch. Many folks with a good idea believe that they are the only ones to every come up with something. The internet just exasperates the issue. Don't let it interrupt your writing.
In fact, take it as a sign that you have arrived as a writer. I remember the first full on blast I got for a post, it scared me and all I could think of is "Dear Lord I'm about to become an internet footnote." Good thing just like you I had a great community that rallied and supported me. As long as you always write with integrity you'll have that support.
"Write" on girl!
1 year, 2 months ago on A Blogging Community: Why it’s Important to Have One
@ginidietrich Sanity vs check is one of the eternal small biz questions isn't it? LOL!
Heather Whaling of @prtini has a policy of not working with jerks. No apologies. When I heard that a lightbulb went off. Some clients still give me the shakes when I think about working with them! :)
But you really do have to look at what are these divas costing you outside of what they are bringing in, if you end up rocking in a corner after meeting with them, the cost is too freakin' high!
1 year, 8 months ago on Fire the Prima Donna! Three Reasons it Will Save Your Business.
Great post @ginidietrich . This works for clients as well. I have had quite a few prima donna clients who suck the joy out of life for the entire crew that works with them. Eventually they all push their demands far past their value and begin to cost money instead of generate it. It took a long time to learn that clients have to match your culture, just like new hires.
@ginidietrich @ElissaFreeman The sad thing is technology was supposed to improve productivity and eliminate overwork.
2 years ago on Women Can’t Have it All? Change the Conversation!
@ginidietrich @Hajra That's a great idea! I'd love to hear more too!
@ginidietrich @sherrilynne My husband actually is more committed to the cooking/cleaning aspect of the house. He's better at it and the tension has come from my lack of interest (and teetering paper piles he must never ever touch). We've worked at finding that balance where he doesn't feel like the unpaid help. It's tough all the way around, each aspect of life is a figuring out thing and the pressure to have it figured out is phenomenal.
So you know I had to write on this one girl! I hate it when people say I have it all and I'm Superwoman, etc. and I have to say it nicely, but I really just want to yell out "Bullshit, there's no such thing."
Superwoman, having it all, etc. it's all really just others trying to define what it is you should have and be doing. This year, the 13th year of owning my business and being a full-time writer is the first year I've realized I set the schedule and tone of what I do. And I know full well that putting in too many hours sets the stage for procrastination which leads to deadline pressure and burn-out.
You hit the nail on the head when you talk about goals and results. I had to really just drop a reality bomb on a client who remarked about my perceived office hours with a simple "Are you getting everything you need from me? Am I exceeding your expectations?" when they replied yes, I just gave the look.
It's people like us who have to keep having these conversations about expectations and redefining what it 'looks like' to be a good producer.
@ginidietrich Oh not just any old research, monkey mammary glands research. I will send shortly.
2 years, 1 month ago on How to Pitch a Story Like a Pro and Get Results Every Time
One of the sites I manage is all about Columbus, Ohio - things to see and do kindof stuff. I carve out 10 mins to go through the pitches with finger poised on the delete button because so many have absolutely nothing to do with Columbus.
I love getting stuff for events in Washington State or my favorite of all time (so far) - a release on monkey research. Now Columbus has quite a few higher ed and research facilities...this had nothing to do with any of them. Sure I could have used those facilities and interviewed sources there to put a local spin on it, but that's not the kind of thing we put on the site. Crazy!
Great #FF @ginidietrich! @nateriggs is an awesome guy!
2 years, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Nate Riggs