Grand Poobah, Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.; PR/measurement/social media geek. Teach @SAISHopkins. Founder #measurepr. Amateur chef, animal lover, ABBAlicious.
@ginidietrich @belllindsay I did and Jeanie was crushed. C.R.U.S.H.E.D.
1 day, 22 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: March through December
@rebekahiliff 'tis the season after all... :)
4 days, 2 hours 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!
4 days, 15 hours ago on Nine PR Blogs to Read
@KellyeCrane My pleasure, Kell, thank you for the great ideas!
2 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!
2 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. :)
3 weeks, 3 days 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!
3 weeks, 4 days 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!
3 weeks, 4 days 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!
3 weeks, 4 days 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.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Lessons in Silence from my Grandfather
@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!
1 month 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. :)
@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.
1 month, 1 week ago on Monday Roundup: Blogging for Veterans
@Abbas Sarfraz Do you work for Collabspot?
1 month, 1 week 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!
1 month, 1 week 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!
@rosemaryoneill I LOVED your post! I went across to comment and then had to do the whole registration thing, and then got sidetracked because, you know, squirrel. But when I read it, I totally saw what you meant!
How is Hoop.la going, my friend? And thank you so much for coming over to leave a comment, I really appreciate it!
@Samantha Mick Thanks, Samantha! You know, we're constantly hearing from colleagues about how they want a "seat at the table." Well, they're not gonna GET that seat if they don't ask the right questions!
Very belatedly... wow. What a great post, Gini. #thatisall
1 month, 1 week ago on How to Write a Compelling Headline
@MattLaCasse Are you sure? I'm gonna have to check the archives!
@Kirk Hazlett HUGE props to you for coming over and being the first to comment, Kirk - thank you so much!
I love this: "everything we do, think and aspire to relates to everything else we do, think, and aspire to."
Especially w.r.t. networking, I think sometimes people get lost in networking for networking's sake, and don't really understand what it means to "add value." So they'll go to a ton of events, or happy hours (why do people in PR drink so much?!), and think they "networked" because they grabbed a bunch of business cards. Yet, they don't really spend time learning about others, or building relationships with them.
Then they're surprised when people react badly to being used - e.g. when I'm added to lists without my permission, just because someone met me somewhere - and don't put everything on hold to help them when they need it.
I remember @mattlacasse wrote a really great post about this a while back for WUL. The more things change, the more they stay the same...!
@Vidya Sury Thank you Vidya! And not a dumb question at all... I'm pretty sure we were able to reconfigure Feedburner so that you don't have to resubscribe... BUT, please do me a favor and let me know on Tuesday if Monday's post didn't come through to you.
I so appreciate you being part of the WUL community. Happy Sunday!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on When the Thing That Goes Bump in the Night is WUL
@saratheisen What?!!! You hadn't subscribed to ALBTM all this while?! I don't know whether to laugh or cry, seeing as it wouldn't EXIST without you!
So - thank you. :) And thank you for everything!
@JoeAbusamra Aww, you're such a good pal, Joe. Thank you - and happy Halloween!
@Brian Kilgore Hi Brian - no worries! I certainly used that phrase yesterday at #PRSAIcon, but I don't know which vendor you're referring to. I'm a bit unclear on the comment via Facebook requirement... was it one of my posts that you're referencing? I don't use Facebook commenting here on WUL, so I'm a bit dazed and confused.
If I can help in some way, please do ping me via email.. and thank you for coming by!
2 months, 1 week ago on Whither WUL?
@rosemaryoneill Let's put it on the calendar. I don't see how we'll actually make it happen otherwise! And I'm so glad things are well with you!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Whither WUL?
@tressalynne Me too, Tressa!
@rosemaryoneill Hahahha! Thank you so much, my friend! How are you doing?
@parkerwills I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean...?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on #IceBucketChallenge: Yea or Nay?
@hackmanj I was literally just thinking about you the other day, and how we met on Amplify waaaay back... in fact, I think that's how I met @extremelyavg as well. And you turned out to be ask nice, or nicer! in person. @ginidietrich
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Joe Hackman
@ggSolutions123 Thanks so much for joining! Yes, I thought the interview that @martinwaxman did with @hksully was terrific... and I really enjoyed the commentary @ginidietrich and @thornley had as well.
Hope to see you at #measurePR next month!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Will Digital Reach Improve the PR Measurement Drumbeat?
Thanks for a great chat and recap, Carrie! I just noticed the security issue with Sally's site, my guess is it's a hosting issue. I'll ping her as well, usually she is very prompt to reply, so she must be snowed under.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on PR Metrics Deconfuzzled.
@BethKanter You're so welcome, Beth, thank YOU for all you do!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Campaigns
@jrsygrl621 That's a great tip. Thanks, Priti!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 8 Resources and 3 Tips for PR Job Seekers
@mdbarber Thanks, Mary!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on 8 Resources and 3 Tips for PR Job Seekers