Grand Poobah, Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.; PR/measurement/social media geek. Teach @SAISHopkins. Founder #measurepr. Amateur chef, animal lover, ABBAlicious.
@jasonkonopinski LOVE it!
1 hour, 55 minutes ago on Analytics: the Sideways Approach to Measuring PR
@ginidietrich I did! Now that the month is coming to an end, I'm starting to feel guilty about continuing to celebrate it. Though really, I shouldn't - should I?
2 days, 1 hour ago on Around the Web in 59 Days
@lauraclick TY Laura!
2 days, 1 hour ago on Monday Roundup: 2015 Marketing and PR Trends
@KDillabough So... now that it's a new year (ack, I am SO sorry I missed this!) - did you get around to reading any of 'em? :) Happy New Year!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Roundup: Content Rules
@JimmyWills Are you employed by Proofhub?
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity
@ArtemMikhlin That link went to a different page...?
@Lisa Gerber HAHAH!!!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 27 Things You Should Never Post on Facebook. #15 Will Amaze You!
@biggreenpen OMG, those ""$0.50 off ..." people slay me!
I love your criteria, and I've seen you really walk your talk. I.e., if you say you'll do something, you do it, and you go all out. That's really remarkable.
Happy New Year, Paula!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Social Sharing: What Makes It Tick?
@Corina Manea I thought SME was (is) absolutely EXcellent! It's such a quick and easy read, and you don't feel like Mark is preaching to you at any point - but that he's been there, he gets what you're going through. That's really what a business book should be, isn't it?
Thank you also for sharing your thoughts! Amen to "not talking about yourself" - that made me laugh! But that's so true. And it's really interesting, the more you listen to other people, the more you learn, which in helps you to do your work so much better... right? Not to mention, be a nicer person (at least slightly) overall!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Corina. I hope 2015 has started off well for you.
@belllindsay I don't think it's EVER enough for anyone, no matter how long they've been at it - so you're probably farther along than most! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, Lindsay, I know you have a ton of stuff going on!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Analytics: the Sideways Approach to Measuring PR
@SandraSays Thanks so much, Sandra!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Announcing: Simple Yet Smart PR Measurement (ebook)
@Kirk Hazlett Oh wow, that's so cool - thank you, Kirk!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Point of Measuring (Anything)
@Kirk Hazlett They're not meager at all! Thanks for such great content, Kirk!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Roundup: New Beginnings
@CoverStory I really appreciate that, thank you!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Announcing: Simple Yet Smart PR Measurement (ebook)
@Ancita TYVM Ancita!
@Corina Manea Thanks so much, Corina!
@LauraPetrolino Oh, thank you, Laura - I appreciate it very much! I hope you'll let me know what you'd like to see in a follow up book. :)
3 weeks ago on Analytics: the Sideways Approach to Measuring PR
@Eleanor Pierce Thanks, and ... I KNOW! Measuring for measurement's sake doesn't really get anyone anywhere, does it?
@Howie Goldfarb Aww, that's sweet of you, Howie. Thank you and HNY to you too!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Announcing: Simple Yet Smart PR Measurement (ebook)
@Turbodean That's so kind of you to say, Turner - thank you!
I love it when I can pull from other posts, etc., to form a new one - but it does get challenging, trying to figure out how to frame it so that it isn't repetitive, or Buzzfeed like (Gah!). So I appreciate your comment very much.
@biggreenpen @leaderswest You're two people who share certain folks' content pretty consistently. I'd love to know your thoughts as well!
1 month ago on Social Sharing: What Makes It Tick?
@mdyoder @ShellyKramer Thank you BOTH very much!
@Howie Goldfarb "All marketing/advertising/PR is content marketing?" Well... then "all" *anything* is ____ whatever you want it to be. You know I <3 you, Howie, but come on...!
But anyway. :) I DO appreciate you coming over and commenting, and honestly, I don't think anyone is lurking wondering if you will/won't tear their post(s) apart. :)
We do celebrate Christmas, so thank you! And happy holidays to you and yours - I hope 2015 brings you much success, my friend.
1 month ago on Monday Roundup: Closing Out 2014
@ginidietrich @belllindsay I did and Jeanie was crushed. C.R.U.S.H.E.D.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: March through December
@rebekahiliff 'tis the season after all... :)
1 month, 1 week ago on Nine PR Blogs to Read
Well, if that's not a Christmas gift, I don't know what it. Thank you, Jean Genie! I LOVE how @rebekahiliff writes too, I literally guffaw out loud sometimes. And the other blogs you mention are SO smart. Thank you so much!
@KellyeCrane My pleasure, Kell, thank you for the great ideas!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Planning Mode
@RobBiesenbach Yes, that was a great one from @nishtala. I used to do that WAY back and then quickly realized what an abomination that was. I think the exception *may* be if you get into some kind of "live reporting" situation, and then it can be very helpful. But yes, otherwise, a PITA!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 27 Things You Should Never Post on Facebook. #15 Will Amaze You!
@Howie Goldfarb Email is your Facebook. Right, @ginidietrich?
@3HatsComm I DID miss that one! That's why it's super you left it in the comments. How are you, my friend?
@Eleanor Pierce //shakes fist// j/k
@kmueller62 Let's set a date. :)
2 months ago on Lessons in Silence from my Grandfather
@Lisa Gerber You do! I've also seen that on Facebook... put a status update out there, and watch how people react to it. It's REALLY interesting!
@Matt Vazquez Matt, you almost made me cry with that comment. Thank you so much. My grandfather was an amazing person. Side tidbit: had he not chosen the Air Force as his career, he might have been India's first champion tennis player... that's how good he was at the game!
I always thought you were very introspective, unusually so for such a young person. So your comment made total sense to me. I'll offer something to chew on, though: don't beat yourself up too much over stuff like this, we all do it. The good part is that you recognized it, and now you know that it's not something you want to do again. But you know what? We're human. We all make mistakes. As long as we keep trying... that's what's important.
I'm good, my friend. I hope you are too! Happy Thanksgiving.
@dbvickery ... and by now we ALL know you did great!
2 months ago on #measurePR Recap: Chatting with Heidi Sullivan
@parkerwills Kewl! How did you do that? And I apologize for replying so late, a lot of my comments are snuck in "corners" of my inbox, and I am starting to dig them out!
2 months ago on #IceBucketChallenge: Yea or Nay?
@rosemaryoneill I have to get there more often. Part of the 2015 plan... and I'm SO happy Hoop.la is doing so well!
2 months ago on Three Keys to Blueprinting Your Social PR Strategy
@geoffliving Thank you, Geoff! And thank you for stopping by, I know how busy you are.
@Kirk Hazlett Thanks for letting me share. :p
Thank you for this great gift of a comment, my friend. I think your quietness is one of the qualities I most admire in you. You really listen to people, and it shows. Also, whoever says you're "too" quiet doesn't know you, let me just tell 'em. ;)
I wish you'd been able to meet my grandfather. You would have really liked him. He was a wonderful man, and we were really lucky to be a part of his family.
Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!
@Alison Gillespie Alison!!!! I didn't even see this comment come through earlier, that's how crazed I've been! Thank you so much for stopping by! You've left such a beautiful comment that I really have nothing to add, except to tell you how much it means to me. Thank you so much.
I never got to say "hi" in church on Sunday, but will catch you this coming week! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, with lots of blessed silence.
@rosemaryoneill That is SO true! I think that's one of the things that struck me about you when I met you, you're very thoughtful when you listen. It really makes the other person feel you are actively engaged with them. So how apt that you were the first person to leave a comment here! Thank you so much, my friend.
@JackVincent Exactly! And even if our own blogs are not super-prolific, at least they show that we are experimenting with the tools and platforms of our times, and can advise clients with some degree of experience.
Thanks so much for your kind comment. I apologize for taking a couple of days to reply, I've been swamped with client (and other) work... so not a bad thing at all, but you know how it goes!
2 months, 1 week ago on Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?
@AlisonKenney Thanks, Alison! Yes, you did indeed, and I embedded a link to that in the first para of the "must and must not" section. :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?
@RobBiesenbach @Lisa Gerber Hi! Sorry to reply late, I was at the @WWPR #WOY2014 event today (it was my singular honor to introduce @sambagal as the keynote speaker, how cool was that?!), and am just checking email etc.
From what I see on LI, most people publish to their blogs, and then they repost to LI with a mention. The one exception I've seen so far (and this is based only on the few folks through whose LI content I've scrolled, and then compared to their blog content), is @Shelly DeMotte Kramer. She not only posts original content on LI, she waits to post it to her blog & then notes where it was originally published, PLUS there is a ton of original content on her blog.
This is precisely the reason I haven't yet published anything on LI. My feeling is if I'm going to publish there, I would like it to be at least somewhat original. If I'm just cross-posting in 20 different places, what's the point? I was thinking of trying riffing off of a post, but doing something original, for LI. Ditto if I publish to Medium, etc.
I have heard of folks getting a lot more traffic/interest because of posting even pre-published content to LI. So there's that.
@Frank_Strong You're welcome to your opinion. However, there is no need to be rude, or mean, and I felt your earlier comment was both.
FYI the word "veteran" does also refer to people who have engaged in a discipline (not necessarily related to the military) long enough to be considered experienced.
For the record, I saw a comment come through to my email from someone with the handle "BLSS," but couldn't find it when I clicked through. I didn't delete it, just in case someone else saw it and is wondering what happened to it.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Blogging for Veterans
@Abbas Sarfraz Do you work for Collabspot?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Streak: Possibly the Best CRM System for Small Business
@Frank_Strong Frank, you're entitled to your opinion. However, I am very hurt that you use words like "bait and switch" and imply that was my motive. You are one of the people who actually knows me personally, and at the very least, you could have given me the benefit of the doubt. The tone of your comment is really hurtful. Any opinions you have are absolutely your prerogative, but to convert them into my (supposed) motives is not right, nor is it a kind thing to do.
@Frank_Strong Sorry you were disappointed, Frank. I hope you found other Veterans Day-related content that was more up your alley. I chose to highlight a few of the veterans of the blogosphere I admire, and can't see what is wrong with that. Regardless, I do appreciate you stopping by.
@MattLaCasse You're right. It was!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Three Keys to Blueprinting Your Social PR Strategy
@SeeDepthInc @missusP Christine my pleasure, and thank YOU so much for coming over and leaving such a thoughtful comment!
It would be so much fun to chat about this stuff IRL. I'm in awe of the work you do. So I do hope that day comes soon!