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@LauraPetrolino This is a good thing, yes??
1 year, 2 months ago on Fourteen Greatest Villains in Literature
One more suggestion: the Queen of Hearts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She enjoys beheading, of course, but beyond that, she's utterly insane, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason to most of her actions. She just does these things because she can...scared me as a child!!
@LauraPetrolino @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes @ginidietrich You will give me nightmares.
Great lists, and there are almost too many great villains to name. But I would definitely add Pennywise the Dancing Clown (a.k.a. "It") from Stephen King's "It." Not only are clowns creepy, but he is essentially a villain who knows what your greatest fear is, and will use that to destroy you; he also can take any shape.
Add to that the fact that he preys primarily on children, and you have one terrifying villain, IMHO.
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes @EricPudalov I definitely like the sound of that. It would be somewhat of a challenge to develop the habit, but that's like anything else! Great advice, thank you.
1 year, 3 months ago on Three Secrets to Your Own Success
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes @belllindsay @JayDolan @biggreenpen Isn't kickball basically baseball, but you kick instead of using a bat?
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes So when you say "unplugging," is that completely unplugging (including your phone)?
@RobBiesenbach I think you're right, Rob. Just as with diet, different people require different amounts of sleep, and I suppose it depends on what you're used to.
I'm curious as to what shows get your full attention...because as much as I hate to admit it, sometimes that's enough to keep me awake late!
@AliciaLawrence @EricPudalov @belllindsay Whew, that's good to know! When you put it that way, I guess it shows that people really do care enough to put their two cents in.
1 year, 4 months ago on Focus Group: Five Tips to Help Marketers
These are great questions to ask, Kate! And I get the feeling many clients don't necessarily do their research (or do enough of it) before choosing someone. That may take extra effort, but when you spell it out this way, it seems obvious.
1 year, 4 months ago on Choosing a PR Agency: Ten Questions to Ask About Media Relations
@ExtremelyAvg I would say so! Doing more speaking engagements gets your brand out there, does it not?
1 year, 4 months ago on The ROI of Blogging: Brand Awareness and Reputation Generate Revenue
@ginidietrich Thanks for this post! When you had done the #FF, I started thinking, I need to blog more, but what about? And why? While my personal blog isn't directly related to what I do for a living, I can certainly start building those sorts of relationships that you're doing here, and also keeping track of the analytics. Thank you for the kick in the butt!
@DwayneAlicie @EricPudalov Thanks, Dwayne!! I'm originally a Northerner, but I met a nice Southern gal and settled down.
1 year, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Eric Pudalov
Believe it or not, @ginidietrich, I have written for one magazine so far - it's called ReGen; they're an online music publication. I'm doing another assignment for them right now, but I'm a little late on the deadline. Shhh....
@belllindsay @EricPudalov @ginidietrich Well, in *that* case... ;-)
@EdenSpodek @EricPudalov You're welcome, and I appreciate the welcome from you! Anytime I can inspire others is great; that's part of what my job is. (Ooh, look, I think I used a semicolon correctly, right @ginidietrich?)
@ginidietrich @EricPudalov You got me there!
1 year, 4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Girls Don’t Poop and Cat Massages
And I LOVE Spock's "reaction" to Miley twerking! Priceless.
What?? Girls poop?! This is news to me!! (And I'm married.)
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Nice to meet you too, Josh.
Thanks again for all the comments and feedback! I'll continue to be a part of the community here, of course.
@KateFinley Oh, and I'm glad you like the Twitter avatar! It's from my bachelor party, believe it or not! :-)
@KateFinley Hi Kate! Thank you for the warm welcome! My favorite thing...it'd be difficult to say, but I think my favorite part of working here is knowing that I'm helping people who have a lot of struggles to overcome. I work in an administrative role, but I've realized that w/o the "numbers" side of things, the direct care couldn't be done. And that really makes me smile, even on the tough days!
@susancellura Thanks susan! Pleasure to meet you too. It is now officially a party in here!
@Word Ninja They would've disappeared before you could find them anyway.
@bdorman264 @ginidietrich And thank you, of course!
@LynetteYoung Thanks Lynette! I'd like to think so!! I sometimes tend to downplay my own intelligence, but I've a feeling we all do that from time to time.
@jasonkonopinski That would be awesome!!! I've never actually been on a podcast before. What's the name of it? o<I:O)
@ginidietrich @EricPudalov I only asked because this is quite a community here, and I was curious how much you wanted to branch out. :-P
@ClayMorgan @EricPudalov Howdy Clay! Nice to meet you!!
@Todd Lyden Todd, I get that question a lot! It's pronounced "Puh-DOLL-love." Does that clear things up? :-P
@LSSocialEngage Thanks!! Yes, I'm definitely taking up Gini's offer! Just thinking about where to publish the interview! Should I do it here, @ginidietrich? I was considering pitching it to someone on your blogroll, actually.
@bdorman264 @ginidietrich If you think I'm sane, you clearly haven't met me yet! (My Twitter avatar is me wearing a clown wig and red nose).
@Word Ninja Thanks Ninja! On a side note, did you know that my wife and I had "bridesninjas" and "groomzombies" at our wedding?
@yvettepistorio Thanks Yvette!
@biggreenpen Thanks so much!! And how far apart geographically would that be, exactly? (Not that I'm stalking you.)
@ginidietrich I actually would love to interview you! Can we make that a post here? :-)
And you're right, I definitely need to blog more. I will work at that soon (today, if possible)!
@Digital_DRK Nice to virtually meet you too, DRK!
Wow Gini!! Thanks for the #ff!! That was somewhat unexpected...I'm very honored. Is there a Q&A for this?
@susancellura @Word Ninja @RobBiesenbach Such a fascinating metaphor. I might never have applied parenthood to running a business, but they have so much in common!
1 year, 4 months ago on Experience: The One Business Regret I Have
LOVE this post, Gini!! I find that the longer I'm with this organization, the more I'm able to learn about how a business functions and what it needs to survive. I'm finding out that the people management and strategic relationships are *hugely* important, and those are some of the things that are enabling us to grow. I really appreciate your advice.
@jasonkonopinski @RebeccaTodd Instagram is sooooo three years ago! o<|:O)
1 year, 4 months ago on Instagram: How to Use it to Build Your Brand
Great post Yvette! I've only been using Instagram for a short while, but I've noticed that using certain hashtags *absolutely* makes a difference in views. I've taken a lot of pictures of food I've cooked, for example, and some of the most popular hashtags are #foodstagram, #instafood, #foodporn, and others. It also seems to be more popular when I post in the evening.
On a side note, I'm learning so much just from reading this blog every day. I'm taking notes!!
1 year, 4 months ago on Mobile Marketing: Use the Four Media Types in Promotion
@ginidietrich @sydcon @Howie Goldfarb @jasonkonopinski I like the sound of that too...maybe if I we all "like" it he'll make a meal for the whole Spin Sucks crowd.
@ginidietrich @susancellura That's crazy! Why ask for your help in the first place, then? Sounds like some of your clients got overconfident (at least from your description).
1 year, 4 months ago on Fake Reviews Fined; PR Firms Beware
@sydcon_mktg I recently saw a great response to a bad review on Buffer's Twitter page. Someone more or less ripped them apart for being a horrible app. Whoever managed the page responded very kindly and said, "Thanks for the feedback. We're working on that." So it wasn't fake, but I think they did a great job of customer service (instead of trying to cover it up)!
@susancellura Absolutely! At our organization, we like to promote our success stories; granted, there are some cases who are more difficult than others, but we're not fabricating positive reviews! :-)
@manamica I agree! There was an episode of "Kitchen Nightmares" with a restaurant called Amy's Baking Company, and they had received a large number of negative reviews on Yelp. The owners outright said that they wanted Gordon Ramsay to "tell people their food is good," but from the show, it was obvious that that wasn't the case. Really a fake review can't fix the larger problems, right?