Grand Poobah, Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.; PR/measurement/social media geek. Teach @SAISHopkins. Founder #measurepr. Amateur chef, animal lover, ABBAlicious.
@ryancox Please do pick one for a GP! When can we have it? ;)
1 day, 12 hours ago on 15 Blog Headlines That Don’t Suck
@Diane Lennox So you remember how the word "barfshine" evolved, right... right here on #WUL! @mark.sofman @lizscherer
@mark.sofman I LOVE that you used "barfshine"! @lizscherer
@Ancita Thanks! I missed the link, I went to their site & couldn't see it.
I wonder what @beastoftraal @gautamghosh think of this, for starters...
2 days, 13 hours ago on Match Makers go Social by Breaking Stereotypes
@mark.sofman I feel like the first two could be lamentations from my local listserv. @lizscherer could tell you all about that... ;)
I love these, thank you, Mark! I don't know if I can fit posts to them, but I will try...
2 days, 13 hours ago on 15 Blog Headlines That Don’t Suck
@bdorman264 I'm really looking forward to seeing you and @adamtoporek on the 11th, fingers crossed "life" doesn't have other plans for you!
I don't think your titles are bland at all. I know I haven't been commenting that much over at your place, but I haven't been commenting (or doing that much reading) anywhere, for all the same reasons others are doing (or not doing) the same. Sigh. Life, eh?
Thank you for taking the time to stop by when you have so much going on, Bill!
@richardbagnall Thanks, Richie! Btw - did you get my note about London next month and then October in DC?
@BeckyGaylord Super - thank you, Becky!
@ryancox #OMG. You just gave me the keys to a treasure chest. THANK YOU!!!
Congrats, Todd, Chris, Scott and all at SHIFT!
2 days, 15 hours ago on Big News: Scott Monty Joins SHIFT
@dough You're very welcome, and yes, you are. :) Happy Monday!
3 days, 9 hours ago on Monday Roundup: Context
Such a great post, Ancita! I love the campaign - it's very smart.
I think I told you that my husband and I met online, back in the day... didn't I? Back then, when people found out, they were really taken aback (even today, some still are, but there's a lot more acceptance of meeting folks online). I wondered why that was; India's tradition of arranged marriages dates back centuries. I mean - there are whole sections of the newspapers devoted to them! So going online was the logical next step, but I really like how this campaign differentiated TrulyMadly (interesting that they are on Facebook but not Twitter) from the pack.
1 week, 1 day ago on Match Makers go Social by Breaking Stereotypes
@EmilyNKantner First, I'm so sorry it took me a few days to get over here and reply (a bit of "anniversary-hangover-itis" going on! Thank you so much for stopping by after sharing on Twitter, I really appreciate it.
Yes, those little touches mean a lot, don't they?
1 week, 1 day ago on Creative Branding In a Fredericksburg Loo
@bekdavis You're welcome!
1 week, 1 day ago on Monday Roundup: Overcoming Obstacles
@Howie Goldfarb You can count on that. :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Monday Roundup: Campaigns
@RyanKBiddulph I'm very glad you enjoyed it, Ryan!
3 weeks ago on Weekly Roundup: Personal Branding
@robcottingham Hahahah!!! Thanks, Rob, and you too!
3 weeks ago on What Was That Again?
@MattLaCasse "everything old is new again"...!
3 weeks ago on When Social Media Fills In The Blanks
@KirkHazlett And it has served you well, my friend! Hey - are you back States-side?
3 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Support
@JasKeller1 I know!!!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on When Social Media Fills In The Blanks
@NancyCawleyJean Thanks so much for sharing, as well as stopping by, Nancy. Here's to deep breathing and rolling with the punches!
@JasKeller1 Ha, love it! And if you have a hammock you can swing in while doing so, even better!
@danielnewmanUV You're most welcome. @Howie Goldfarb Dan is right, that's a pretty strong accusation, not to mention it seems you're making assumptions on how he may feel when you read/comment on his posts.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Conversations
@jellybeen Thank you! That sucks about the pricing - I haven't even looked at it. That *is* insane pricing.
What CRM did you purchase? I work off of a Mac too, so I would love to know.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Streak: Possibly the Best CRM System for Small Business
@RobBiesenbach I did, thank you! It was a GREAT weekend. But now there's other health stuff to deal with. :( Ugh. Did you have a good weekend?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Friday Funny: Truth in Social Media
@dbvickery Okaaay! "All she wants to do is... all she wants to do is..." there, are you happy?
I'm very glad you lived to tell the tale. Be careful out there!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Why I Dance
@RobBiesenbach That would have been so much fun, Rob! Last year I think @abbief got everyone singing, I have no idea why they didn't have dancing! Well - we'll just have to remedy that at #prsaicon in DC later on. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
2 months, 1 week ago on Why I Dance
@dbvickery OMG Don Henley is so... not who I want to dance to. ;) And yes, you DID see me dance after Social Slam - that was so much fun!
Thanks for stopping by, my friend. How are you?
Done. Happy birthday, Mike - that's an ambitious goal, so I hope my contribution helps you along a little!
2 months, 1 week ago on My Birthday Wish
This was such a great read, Andrea! It reminded me of @vargasl's talks about urban planning and communication... do you know her (Lauren, I mean)?
2 months, 1 week ago on Urban Communication: The Curious Speech of Cities
@rosemaryoneill And it was really your email that made me realize I canNOT give up on WUL... so thank you very much, Rosemary!
2 months, 1 week ago on What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community
@jenzings You're a lifesaver!!!
@sherrie bakshi Thank you Sherrie! Yes, I remember how supportive people were about Nikki, and I felt so badly for you as well. Thank you very much for all the support you've given US!
@jasonkonopinski I love it!
@Lisa Gerber She is SUCH a snuggle muffin! Except she likes to be the one doing the snuggling, if you try to snuggle with her, she does what I call the "PushMePullYou" - stretching out her leg against you!
I'm so sorry for your loss, my dear.
@bdorman264 I kept trying and trying and trying to reply to your comment, and of course it was the ONE day LF was completely messed up!
I calmed down a bit about the insurance. All said and done it *is* a good product (it's ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, and ironically, I'd launched it!), and at least has paid back a significant part of this year's expenses. It just sucks that next year she won't be covered for her treatments, because they consider cancer an "untreatable" disease.
@GetMarriedSoCal I hadn't heard that... WOW. That's crazy! It might mean I'll switch over to Nimble soon...
2 months, 1 week ago on Streak: Possibly the Best CRM System for Small Business
@rosemaryoneill Thank YOU for writing so wonderfully, Rosemary! I hate that I can't get over to your blog as much as I would like to, but hopefully soon I will get better at doing so!
2 months, 1 week ago on Weekly Roundup: Problem Solving
@Frank_Strong Yes it is! The conference was AMAZING. Add to that I'd never been to Key West before, and I had a room with a view like no other - the Gulf of Mexico straight ahead, beach straight below - I was in heaven! And the presentation went well too. :)
@timbo19731 You're very welcome, and props to @karelyneve who always does the first sweep of posts to include. Happy Monday!
2 months, 1 week ago on Monday Roundup: Sustaining Relationships
@annelizhannan Thank you so much!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community
@lauraclick Like I said on Twitter, it's hard not to when you have such great content!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Challenge the Status Quo
@jessostroff Do you like Pocket? @lauraclick
@jessostroff Thanks, Jess! It was a super read.
@lauraclick Me too... though I'll be nervous until the vet OK's her tomorrow... fingers crossed. Thank you, Laura!
@RobBiesenbach Thank you Rob! It's been exhausting. In the span of four weeks, we went from noticing the tumor (in her mouth), to getting it removed/sent for biopsy, to learning it was malignant & that we had to see a vet oncologist, to said consult, to further surgery (removal of part of her jaw) and starting her on a relatively new melanoma vaccine therapy... none of which is inexpensive, as you can imagine!
It was literally all I could do to get through each day. The good news is that so far her X-rays etc are clear, and hopefully she will respond to the therapy. She's rebounding very well from the surgery, knock on wood... so hopefully it will be better hereon out!
HUGE congrats, Brian! I think this is the first time I've actually heard of your journey, and it's very impressive, and inspiring. And you're still a nice guy... how did you manage that? ;) Super news and my very best for the future!
3 months, 1 week ago on Belated Big Reveal – Mantis a ProKarma Company
@lauraclick So do you, lady, so do you. :)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Success
@lauraclick My pleasure! @CarrieMorgan