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I'm having a hard time with my goals this year! But steps are definitely on the list - though not 20K a day ;)
2 months ago on 2014 Business and Personal Goals
First - I LOVE the classic car analogy. Genius :)
6 made me think of a post someone I know wrote and the response it got.
and the response was:
http://blog.prnewswire.com/2013/11/13/ditch-the-press-release-not-so-fast/It's definitely an interesting conversation :)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Six Digital Media and PR Lessons From 2013
So did you change something in January to make that happen or did you just start looking for different things and stop trying to make money directly from the blog?
For us I find out blog is an entry point and then people start following more closely and when they're ready they jump up to the next level. It's not always a fast process, but it's definitely key.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The ROI of Blogging: Brand Awareness and Reputation Generate Revenue
Great points! I regularly get irritated by Facebook posts that get pushed to Twitter. Mostly because almost all of them are too long for twitter so they require me to go to Facebook to see the whole message!
5 months, 1 week ago on 10 Truths about the Proper Use of Social Media Automation
I wrote a couple of courses this summer and this was one of the topics. People don't REALLY think things through.
I think a lot of companies like having the disclaimer there but ultimately, how could that possibly make it ok to say whatever you want to say? What you say impacts your reputation and your reputation impacts your organization's reputation.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Social Media Policy: When Are Your Own Opinions Not Okay?
I agree. I've always said that a social media strategy shouldn't be separate from a communications/marketing strategy but I do it anyways because people are so overwhelmed at the idea of social it needs to be separated and introduced slowly.
If I start talking "digital" and "mobile" on top of the social media they're finally willing to think about I think they're going to run away screaming. I think that the fact I work with primarily small business and therefore individuals instead of teams of people, makes it harder to get to that next step. I imagine it took them longer to get web sites too :)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Why We Aren’t Ready For a One Screen World
I wrote a post about this once too. I honestly believe I process information differently when I write it out by hand than when I type it and that's why I still love to write all my lists and my ideas in notebooks. When I go to conferences, I take all my notes by hand because I remember them better. While I love my electronics, I have no intention of giving up my notebooks any time soon :)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool
I learned to use the oxford comma in school and people argue with me all the time. I may have even given it up a bit because of that...
So few people know about nauseous/nauseated but it seems a bit rude to inform someone they're saying it wrong when they're nauseated :)
6 months ago on Grammar Police: Twelve Mistakes Nearly Everyone Makes
Every once in awhile, often on Mondays, I log in to Facebook and my status is that I'm in a rotten mood so I'm going to share three good things in my life. Every time I do it I get tons of responses. I think people just forget to do that because you're so right, glass half full is harder, but it actually feels good to do!
I'm sorry you've had a hard go of things lately and I'm glad everyone is ok!
6 months ago on Being An Optimist is About More Than Just Making Lemonade
Curious, do all your posts get formally edited before being put online?
6 months ago on Seven Years of Blogging. Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!
Love these tips! I'm always shocked when it seems surprising to people that they don't need to create all the content they share. I need to start commenting on more blogs than just this one. But this is the one that's the best to comment on ;)
6 months ago on The Branding Marathon: How to Use the Web to Grow Your Business
@Word Ninja Hehe. I don't think I'm the norm with having to lengthen posts ;)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on On-Page SEO Tips for PR Pros
It bothers me to no end that Panda doesn't like posts under 300 words and prefers 500-700 words. Clearly this isn't your fault but I like to complain about it ;) I'm always trying to keep my posts as clear and to the point as possible... and now if I can say it in 250 I have to up my word count. SIGH!
Those title tags are my friend though because it lets me skim long posts to see if I want to read it in more detail, so everyone should definitely use those - not only for SEO but for me :)
Great info, I have a couple of people I'm forwarding this to now!
Great idea. I often remind people that they need to look through what they already have on their web site and use it to their advantage or tweak it slightly.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Content Marketing: Get New Content Without Tons of Work
@ginidietrich @yvettepistorio I once did a Twitter presentation where every slide had 140 characters or less on it and included the event hashtag. It got a lot of good feedback, both by people tweeting what I wrote and people tweeting about the fact that my slides were all tweetables :)
7 months ago on Six Tips for Better Public Speaking
@ginidietrich lol. yes :)
Having been to many conferences and run my own over the last three years I've noticed a lot of differences in the kinds of talks you get. I particularly find panels often lack enough meat unless there is a REALLY good moderator (and they aren't easy to find). Also, there is nothing more frustrating than leaving a session thinking "that had nothing to do with the session description".I'm trying to work on my speaking skills because I'd like to do more and more of it. Maybe I need to write a book too ;)
@ginidietrich So close. I can't wait. I'm exceptionally lucky that my husband is so supportive of all that I do. Also, our house isn't fit for guests most of the time ;)
7 months ago on What the Opt-Out Generation Means Longer-Term
@photo chris lol. Thankfully they aren't all under 3 anymore. I'm not sure I COULD speak in complete sentences the first year the twins were born ;)
My very first financial planner specialized in working with women. She was passionate about making sure that women set themselves up for any eventuality, including divorce (she also often talked about the fact that many women outlive their spouses). I've always kept my own credit cards and bank accounts and I would say that the bills are split about 50/50 between my husband and I. It's so important.
As a mom of three kids who were born in under 3 years, the financial aspect of daycare for three kids wasn't the only reason I stayed home. The idea of managing a house and family and working full time was overwhelming. I really get why people decide to stay home, at least until their kids are in full-time school (mine will all be in full-day school come September 2! :).
I started businesses when I was home, but I'm not necessarily the typical example, especially since I was very bored at my job. So, all this to say, I understand why women stay home and also why during the time they're home with little kids who take up so much energy and time that they wouldn't take on anything else. But I completely agree that women need to keep investing in themselves and not lose themselves to motherhood. Again, I didn't have that problem ;)