Communication & Digital PR gal. Grew up barefoot in Hawaii. JMU alum. Runner. Humorist. Creative. Optimist. Cheese=my weakness. I dream of traveling the world.
Awww this made me take a deep breath! I have been struggling myself with being less active online. This year has been a whirlwind and as much as I would love to spend more time on social I just can't dedicate the time I used to...it makes me feel guilty. I miss it and sometimes I also realize while I miss it, it's what I have to do right now. Thanks for sharing Gini!!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Online Habits: Is Less Really More?
I am so glad I read this. I really needed it and it's something I think we will all struggle with on a daily basis. Recently as I prepare for my wedding I have noticed I personally have started reevaluating my idea of success. My main focus after college was my career, so I moved to DC and chased that, always with the goal of moving back to where my family and boyfriend are. A few years later I was able to do just that but a new job, long hours, wedding planning and buying a house have really tested my priorities. I don't think that will ever change, at each step of your life something new will test your priorities and a new step may help you adjust your own idea of success and happiness. But I think it's important like you sad to reflect on that, stop and remember the top regrets of those dying because it's very easy to get caught up in the business of your daily life and forget to reflect on what's important to you.
7 months ago on The Success Trap and Regrets of the Dying
Aww what a great post!
7 months, 1 week ago on We Make Our Own Fairy Dust
We missed you! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Lessons from a Vacation in Paris
@CatieRagusa Yes me too! I definitely think Instagram contests are interesting and a fun way to get your fans to post photos for you. Although, I myself have never participated in an Instagram contest, although that's not to say I wouldn't. What do you think about them? Have you ever participated in one?
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 4 free tools to measure your success on Instagram
Thanks for sharing my post!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on 4 free tools to measure your success on Instagram
Finding a topic and an angle is always the hardest part for me! But once you have it, everything else seems to flow much better! I also find writing the gyst of the post and then taking a break and coming back with fresh eyes is very helpful!
8 months ago on Nine Tips to Write a Great Blog Post
Yvette - I completely agree with you! I made the transition shortly after you did and it is nice to actually feel like you're getting things done, which takes much longer in house. And you're right I'm never bored!
8 months ago on Corporate to Agency Life: Differences Between the Two
@shonali well that I do but I'm still serious!
8 months ago on An xPotomac Flashback: Social Scoring
What a great post Karelyn! I often wonder how I will ever have kids and be able to work the way I do now. I know I will figure it out when the time comes but it's always nice to learn from real women who've found a way to make work and a family "work" for them while also finding something they enjoy. Thank you for sharing your experience!
8 months, 1 week ago on How the Internet and Telecommuting Saved My Life
OMG you're hilarious!! You look amazing as always silly!
8 months, 1 week ago on An xPotomac Flashback: Social Scoring
Thanks for the recap! Bummed I missed this week's chat. Also - I REALLY wanted to come to this summit. Hopefully next year!
8 months, 1 week ago on Talking #measurePR with Sandra Fathi
@sherrilynne Thanks Sherrilynne! I appreciate it!
8 months, 1 week ago on 4 Free Tools to Measure Your Instagram Success
@LKersey1 Most definitely which is exactly why I was then inspired to write my Buzz Bin post, http://www.crttbuzzbin.com/instagramhealthbrandsecrets/. For companies/businesses that do believe Instagram makes sense with their goals and audience, I think determining how and what to measure from the get go is crucial. Your clients or CEO want to know you're actually helping them meet a goal, if not you're just wasting your time and theirs.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on 4 Free Tools to Measure Your Instagram Success
@HowieG I agree with you. Spreading yourself too thin is never a good approach. I think it can work very well for some but again, you have to be dedicated to make it part of your comprehensive marketing/comm plan, it must tie into your key goal and your audience or potential audience needs to be there and be active. If not, it's not helpful. And like you said, it's not overnight but I think it's important for people/companies to understand that if they don't determine how and what to measure at the get go, they won't be able to see the value their time and investment on any given network has given them.
Thanks for the comment Howie!
@JasonVerhoosky Thanks Jason! I agree. It's fun as a customer or potential customer to feel like I'm getting a look at what it's like inside at a company, that's what makes following a company valuable to me.
Yes, I just played around with them both and they're awesome! I will definitely be using them more.
Thanks again for the comment! I hope all is well with you and your family!
Crazies huh? I'm not sure how I feel about this....haha just kidding!
9 months ago on Seven Ways to Convert Your Superfans into Customers
My friends and I were playing with Vine all weekend :)
9 months ago on Vine: Social Media’s Shiny New Toy
I'm sharing this with my colleagues right now! I find the more you practice looking for ideas to write about or that inspire you the better. Remembering to think this way and then writing down an idea when it comes to you (even if it's very premature) is very helpful and it's something I'm constantly trying to practice. Thanks for the tips Gini!
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Four Ways to Keep Content Fresh
I do want to hear the story of how you got the gig one day. I actually can't believe I've never asked! :)
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Client Covenant