Jo Lynn Deal
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@melanie2 Go for it, Melanie! Download the pdf files at the end of the blog, they are a fantastic "step by step" to get started. I was using them this weekend and found them VERY helpful.
2 days, 23 hours ago on Why Every Small Business Needs a Google+ Page
@Word Ninja Whenever I read my earlier posts, I cringe. I generally end up deleting them, so I'm always afraid to go back and edit. Ha! But, you bring up a great point. I have done the same with all the images in my blog media files.
1 week ago on If You Want More People to Read your Blog, Read this
@Melissa Penton @CereusArt Dana, connect with Melissa. She is a really inspirational woman. She's our friend with "life changing benefits."
1 week ago on Why Every Small Business Needs a Google+ Page
@Marissa Buckley We need to get a leg up before everyone catches on!
@avidean Google authorship is really essential for blogging. There are so many benefits from creating a google plus account and linking your sites to it. We can connect offline and talk more if you want.
@KatyBlevins Katy, I'm was a late adopter too with Google+. And still haven't done all that you mentioned. I just began reading the downloads in the post and am amazed at all we can use it for. Google is so drastically different from Facebook from a small business perspective. Google seems to be truly on your side.
@Word Ninja Check out the downloads at the end of the post. They are pdf documents with a LOT of great training. It will make getting started much easier.
@ginidietrich @hessiejones This is funny, Gini. I'm afraid our celebrity crushes are NEVER like we imagine, because who we have a crush on is a montage of all the characters they play... or in my case, his awesome songs - Sting.
1 week, 2 days ago on Online Integrity: Are You Who You Say You Are?
Hessie, it is tough to admit you were fooled, but you've certainly used the experience to help others with this post. I was actually fooled quite recently, and although I quickly realized it, it didn't stop me from being embarrassed. I worry that I might become too skeptical and miss someone great.
1 week, 3 days ago on Online Integrity: Are You Who You Say You Are?
I love these inquisitions and the honesty from those being interviewed. Lindsay, I would never have guessed you were insecure. People are drawn to you because of your personality, knowledge and genuine easiness. I hear you with your dislike of the constant criticism. I have been working hard to look at it objectively, otherwise it would push me to just quit. It's amazing how brave people are behind their computer.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell
Thanks for sharing your amazing energy and secret weapon with us, LaDonna.
2 weeks ago on Mobile Marketing: How one wedding planner is using it
I was just talking to new business contacts yesterday about the RFP process. They, like many of us, had put in a tremendous amount of effort with their pitch and the company went with a cheaper vendor. (A vendor who still hasn't produced anything six months in.) It's so nice to learn more about you Mitch. Thank you for being so candid.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mitch Joel
@ginidietrich I don't do that, but what a great idea. Thank you!
3 weeks ago on Seven Tips to Manage the Critics Online
I have had so many small businesses tell me they don't want to get online because of the potential of a crisis. I share stories like yours to demonstrate what is already happening to their business without them even knowing it. But I found a new strategy! Now, I research their competitors before a meeting, to show them how they could have used social media to gain a customer.
@ginidietrich @jolynndeal Well, I'll have you know that I really appreciate it. Thank you, Gini!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Spin Sucks (the Book) is Here!
The video is a great promotion for the book. Well done!
@ginidietrich I should tell you too, that I like the concept so much that I designed my marketing business around a coffeehouse. :)
4 weeks ago on Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments
@ginidietrich Thank you so much, Gini. That's really kind and I look forward to the feedback. Good luck with your presentation tomorrow. Enjoy San Diego!
@ginidietrich What a compliment! Thank you!
@belllindsay Thank you, Lindsay. :)
@RobBiesenbach @ThePaulSutton Wow. I'm impressed with what comes off the top of your head!
To me, it's the difference between sitting at a presentation or joining friends at a coffeehouse to discuss a topic. I'd much rather go to the coffeehouse and will less regularly attend a presentation. I do think the community has to be genuine in order to garner comments. SS does a great job of replying to comments and eliciting engagement. I've made friends by connecting with other community members on SS and I try to model the same behavior in my own blog community.
Hey Eleanor! The 2012 post you referenced was one of the first posts I read on SS. I was researching ways to differentiate myself while job hunting, and Gini's advice was very helpful. I now share the advice with college grads and others in the job search phase. It's important to start engaging before you need work, because as you've shown, new opportunities can present themselves because of it.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Social Media Connections and Landing a Great Job
@ginidietrich @jolynndeal I'll refer him to Arment Dietrich. :) That would be a fun gig.
1 month, 1 week ago on PR Takeaways from Rogen’s Senate Subcommittee Speech
@biggreenpen You have painted quite the picture and certainly leave me wanting to know more. I just can't believe I actually want to know more about "diarrhea." Damn, you're good.
@Word Ninja Thanks, Amanda! It is tough to find that balance. I guess you have to be able to turn it off, if in the end it will help you get what you want. I watch my son do this all the time!
@RobBiesenbach So sorry about your father. It is tragic.
Great point with the Congressional Record! I did not consider that or how intimidating it would be. At any rate, Rogen is certainly bringing extra awareness to an important cause.
@LauraPetrolino Goodness, Laura. I'm humbled you would like to hear my thoughts on what happens between those two ferns, but noooo way.
@SocialyzeUrBiz Hi there. I just sent it from firstname.lastname@example.org to the email used in the order. Let me know if you received it. Check the spam. It's one of the curses of having the word "marketing" in your business name.
1 month, 1 week ago on Contact
@Kevin_KCDPR Yes, we could flip this post to focus on Congress and call it "leaders behaving badly." Ugh.
@ginidietrich It is sad, Gini. His story about his mother-in-law was really touching. He did paint a tragic picture. I'm glad he is trying.
@belllindsay Oh, Lindsay, wouldn't that be great. Turnabout's fair play... He could critique me and put me in my place!
@Eleanor Pierce You are right. Many were moved by his speech, so his mission was accomplished. I was very shocked at the twitter exchange.