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I ditto @belllindsay's sentiments and one thing I LOVE this annual exercise!  Also, I'm humbled & honored to be on your crazies, um, I mean friend list!  I'm in and will link it up later today!! xoxoxo

1 day, 11 hours ago on The Grateful Challenge

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@LauraPetrolino @belllindsay YES!  I can totally see the blog post writing itself on this one! :)

1 week, 6 days ago on Bad Planning: A Cautionary Tale

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You bet'cher sweet bippy - one of my favorite sayings! Thank you for reminding us that planning is important, but don't beat yourself up, @belllindsay.  I'm SURE no one minded and you didn't catch any flak! ;)


PS - I want to see video of @LauraPetrolino  juggling! 

PSS - feel better!

1 week, 6 days ago on Bad Planning: A Cautionary Tale

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I ADORE PAULA! How did I not know you had been on Broadway? That is so cool! Happy SSI Day! xoxo

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paula Kiger

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"Her whole presentation was about PR and I'm not in that profession." Um, seriously?! Excellent & timely (or unfortunately, timeless) post - just this morning I've seen at least 3 posts on SM that made me sick.  Not sure it will ever change, but hope reminders like this help!

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Adult Bullying is a Problem

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@belllindsay Here's a thought...Free Booze February - @ginidietrich takes her employees (and really good friends) to some warm climate & buys us all fruity drinks with umbrellas! :)

4 weeks ago on Structured Meetings Make for Better Internal Communications

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Happy SSI (I think we need a better acronym!), @susancellura - I'm so there with you on following those gut instincts!  And congrats on the new venture! :)

1 month ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Ooooo...I do love it!  I think I could do lots of fun stuff with this!

1 month ago on SlideBatch: A Super Cool New PR Tool

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@ginidietrich Not making fun...just thought there might be some "creative" reason! And your stick people are WAAAYYY better than mine would be! ;)

1 month, 1 week ago on How Do I Determine the ROI of PR?

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@ginidietrich  - Such a great commentary on the age-old question - What's the ROI of [insert anything here!]? Without goals or a plan, there's no long-term return.  I wonder if that frazzled business owner ever figured out how truthful you were being with him.


PS - Why does your light bulb look like a mushroom?

1 month, 1 week ago on How Do I Determine the ROI of PR?

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@biggreenpen @LauraPetrolino AAAGGGH...#PetroPomPoms - Paula wins!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on It’s Planning Season! Plan to Work With Us!

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@ginidietrich @belllindsay If you can't get rid of her with spiders, she's not going anywhere! ;)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on It’s Planning Season! Plan to Work With Us!

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Yes, yes, yes...super exciting news!  @ginidietrich I'm just wondering though why football comes after pumpkin spice lattes...really?  ;)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on It’s Planning Season! Plan to Work With Us!

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Great post, Gini! I LOVE newspapers and actually like newsprint on my fingertips. This painful decline has been a real source of sadness for me, but as the article indicates, it's inevitable. Here in Harrisburg, PA (the capital city of PA, btw) our newspaper is down to only printing three days a week.  I still contend (foolishly hope?) that there are opportunities for newspapers to survive if they become more "niche" by focusing on local news & issues and work in partnership with small business advertisers.  Regarding the diminishing field of journalism...who needs journalists when everyone and anyone is a reporter? 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Three Skills Every Communicator Must Have

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Sorry to be late to the @KerryGorgone love fest!  Am honored to have met her (at SoSlam) - she's not only brilliant, but a fun, lovely and genuinely nice person! :)

1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kerry Gorgone

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@Howie Goldfarb Sounds like you were quite sensible back in high school!  Go figure! 

2 months ago on Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read

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Banned Books?!  Really...is this a thing in 2014?  I've read a lot of these and don't understand.  Although I do agree with you, @ginidietrich about bleaching of eyeballs!  I say let's ban close-mindedness first!

2 months ago on Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read

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#Petro2016 - The dream lives! :)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Kiss Your Video Marketing Fears Goodbye

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@ClayMorgan LOL...this comment made me visualize all us "crazies" dancing on the graveyard of comments! 

3 months ago on Two Lessons from Most Commented on Blog Posts

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Those are pretty interesting stats.  Here's a thought...it is your blog, so you can add all the comments together and count them as your own...WINNER!  Enjoy your long weekend! :)

3 months ago on Two Lessons from Most Commented on Blog Posts

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@belllindsay @LauraPetrolino @lizreusswig That's surprising...guess they could use a "bit" of advice, too.

3 months ago on Social Media Missteps: A Jawbone UPdate

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So glad I had a minute to stop in and see how this played out and the comments are AWEZOME! ;)  I wondered if any competitors reach out to you?

3 months ago on Social Media Missteps: A Jawbone UPdate

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True that!

3 months, 1 week ago on 21 Must Haves in Your Social Media Policy

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This rocks! Of course, stupid is as stupid does...thus the need for the other 20. ;)

3 months, 1 week ago on 21 Must Haves in Your Social Media Policy

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Yay @MackCollier!  Happy Inquisition Day...so glad to get this "Backstage Pass" into your world!  Isn't interesting how many online extroverts are offline introverts? :)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mack Collier

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Oh, great...now @ginidietrich is only going to hire boys! LOL


And btw...is it possible I'm the only one who noticed (or has the nerve to mention) that @ClayMorgan said he "puts on tights"?!?  Really, he did...Scroll back up and look! ;)

3 months, 4 weeks ago on Gender Roles: Is it Really a Man’s World?

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Who the (insert Spin Sucks approved word here) is the 10th gorilla? ;)

3 months, 4 weeks ago on The Magic of User-Generated Content

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This is making my head swirl with ideas...note to self - puppies, engagement & SpinKONG! ;)

3 months, 4 weeks ago on The Magic of User-Generated Content

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@biggreenpen @laurapetrolino I noticed that, too!

3 months, 4 weeks ago on The Magic of User-Generated Content

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Love this Schelfie with three people I truly adore & respect!  Can't even describe how much fun it was to hang out with Mark & Gini at #SMatWork earlier this year!  They are the REAL DEAL - kind, helpful, interesting and crazy, crazy smart!  Case in point - seven patents?  Wow! :)

4 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mark Schaefer

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This is such valuable info...it should be emailed to EVERY company/organization!

Just wondering though, if @laurapetrolino says no is ok to ask you then? ;)

4 months ago on Seven Step Process for Media Relations

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@biggreenpen @Eleanor Pierce  Wow, I didn't know that...that is very impressive!

6 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino

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What an awesome way to start the day!  Every time I see/hear Laura it makes me happy!  I hope Portland is ready for a serious dose of rainbows & unicorns! And I sure hope you're stocking up on cold weather gear! :)

6 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino

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@Howie Goldfarb @lizreusswig @ginidietrich @belllindsay  I'm betting she'll totally ignore this comment, Howie! ;)

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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Not surprisingly, this is a very smart approach and I can totally see why your team is so dedicated and why it's hard to get them to take time off! (what a problem, eh?)  As you point out, it won't work for every company or even for every employee, but what a win-win for those who can do it well.


@ginidietrich you realize that you're going to have an avalanche of resumes coming your way, right? :)

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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@ginidietrich @mathewsn  Something I've done with my two girls since they were little is to frequently say to them..."Sophie/Emily is..." and they're to finish the sentence with three things.  One of my proudest mom moments was when they gleefully yelled, without prompting, "Smart, Talented & Awesome!"  And I'll brag about that until the cows come home! :)

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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If you haven’t yet seen the Spin Sucks book speech I give, there is a story I tell about Mr. D and whisper campaigns.

This is a true story!

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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Excellent post, @LauraPetrolino - it's always interesting to think about the differences that make folks tick and I love your action-provoking ideas!  For me, I'm naturally an extrovert (ask my kindergarten teacher!), but find myself being more introverted as I get older. 


6 months, 4 weeks ago on Communications Lessons from an Extrovert

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Extra credit: Be a connector. When you meet people, introduce them to others. Expanding the circle of relationships only creates good things. I try to make at least a couple of new connections each week.

Yes, yes, yes! I LOVE connecting people!

7 months ago on Communications Lessons from an Extrovert

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@ginidietrich CAN'T WAIT! :)

7 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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@biggreenpen  Wow...What's the scoop? Wishing you huge success with the next chapter! :)

7 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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@ClayMorgan  Truth!  I really wanted to try skydiving until the day my oldest was born.  I think being a good parent may be one of the most daring jobs there is! :)

7 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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@bdorman264  Don't you wish liver & beets were the only foods that were bad for you? ;)

7 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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@Howie Goldfarb  No Retreat...No Surrender! ;)

7 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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Perfect!  This seems like an appropriate time for me to ponder these questions...

7 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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Write your life’s story (who knows…there might even be a novel in there!).

How's the book coming along? ;)

7 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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Take the time to sit down and answer these. Use Sidenotes on the blog, if you like and want someone (me!) to hold you accountable, or keep them private.

It would be fun to check back in a month or so and see how many of us "crazies" did this and what the impact was...

7 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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You see, he’d found a blog post from Andrea Balt as she turned 30 and wanted to hide under the covers and die (for the record, it’s 31 that isn’t fun, not 30).

Right there with you, Lindsay! :)

7 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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