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I was with a client last week who was in the middle of something that could have been avoided had TPTB listened to her in the first place. Now she has to go back and handle it in "oh crap" mode. Although I was proud of her for delivering a good old fashioned "I told you so" speech :)

1 hour, 50 minutes ago on Reputation Management: Eight Steps for Online Repair

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So what I understood is now you can add 'matchmaker' to your bio?

4 days, 5 hours ago on How to Build a Community that Thrives

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I have to find where that setting is in Yoast and add that line.. I tend to link a lot in my posts so at least I have that.

1 week ago on Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

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@DwayneAlicie Trust me.. CookOut is totally worth all that praisin'. 

1 week ago on Gin and Topics: The Daughter Edition

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Loved the woman who just wiped the water off her face after Maniac and the 2 guys who just never moved during the whole thing. And that little Macey? Adorbs. Can't wait to see her in that Lincoln costume!! Oh and congrats to Eleanor!!! I like daughters so much I had THREE! LOL! 

1 week ago on Gin and Topics: The Daughter Edition

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I've no desire to read Proust.. does that mean I'm still not middle-aged?? Because if so, I'm WINNING today!!! (who saw the final 2 1/2 men last night, by the way?!) And yah... the whole "it's not my job thing" has always been a pet peeve of mine. Still is when my kids say it. Good to meet you Dwayne.. definitely putting you on my special list!

1 week, 3 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Dwayne Alicie

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I never get pitched on the business side but on my parenting sites? All the time. And even you know, Gini, that my sites are for parents of OLDER kids so believe me that my patience runs thin when a PR firm comes along to pitch me on their products, services, magic wands for babies and toddlers. 9 times out of 10 I just delete them but on special days, I take the time to respond that I am so glad they enjoyed by site. Nothing says you're special like a blanket BCC.

1 week, 4 days ago on Media Relations Done Well: Ten Ways to Personalize

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Am I the only person in the room that has zero interest in running? I mean.. if I'm being chased, sure but for fun? I like things with the word "crawl" in it.. pub crawl.. food crawl.


Anyhow... I got TONS of great new ideas during that marathon dumping session today called a webinar. Holy cow.. the notes! And then I had to run to the loo and missed a part! 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on How to Create High-Quality Content

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I love when people say blogs are dying. EVERYTHING is dying they say!! What they really mean is that 80% of people aren't sticking to it.. the rest of us are busy churning out posts and waxing poetic and tirelessly trying to make sure that people are learning from our wisdom. I think the biggest challenge these days is that you don't know how people are getting TO your content so you have to cover all the bases. Distribution to me is 60% of the job.. and definitely the hardest.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers

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I already left you the bomb diggity bday message and the only thing sexy hot in that was the word "coffee". 


I almost choked when I saw that bar sign making the rounds a couple of weeks ago. I'm no prude and I love low-brow humor, but if the best you've got is innuendos and making fun of a sensitive topic like abuse, I can get my ________ someplace else. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Tell Your Organization’s Story Without Sex

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Speaking of cruises.. did you know that Sirrius is having an 80's bands cruise?! That has nothing to do with this post whatsoever but @LSSocialEngage  just totally reminded me of it. Fer sure. 

3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt

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How can you not have seen Saved by the Bell??? It's sheer cheesy geniusness!! And that's probably the best role that Elizabeth Berkley's had since.. well... Saved by the Bell!

3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: The Jimmy Fallon Episode

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I've had the pleasure of meeting Shonali and at first I thought it was at InternetSummit but now realizing it was at SoSlam and she was on the panel with you @rosemaryoneill, right?! Or is my premenopausal brain on half today?! Doesn't matter where what matters is we got into a wicked discussion about disaster recovery/business continuity and the PR nightmares that come with it. Great pick!!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Shonali Burke

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Let's see if I can get it right this time... sheesh. 

3 weeks, 3 days ago on How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared

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"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." The Great One

Seriously.. what do you have to lose?

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Growing a Business: The Jump Shot Strategy

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They got in, made a lot of noise, sprayed the crowds with snake oil and amassed a following. This is why you'll very rarely (never) see me at the big conferences.. you want me to pay how much to listen to you say the same thing you've been saying for 6 years? Give me a money back guarantee that I'm going to learn something and I'll go. Plus the groupies are nauseating. 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on RIP The Death of the Social Media Rock Star

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@ginidietrich @scribblinghappy I  thought you passed that benchmark years ago, Gini... 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

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Oh comments. They're important to all of us bloggers and I could easily devote hours to reading and leaving good comments on other folks sites. And while I may not have the traffic of some, I have never gotten more than a handful of spam in my entire 11 years of blogging. And sponsored comments? Wouldn't that be as fleeting as sponsoring a contest? People are only there for a brief moment? I mean.. Jennifer Aniston doesn't really use that shampoo, people... 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?

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The fact that you guys were able to come to terms with the reality of the situation speaks volume about you both personally and professionally. It will pay off ten-fold for everyone. Best of luck to you Miss Lindsay!!! Can't wait to see where you land!!

4 weeks ago on Losing a Valuable Team Member is Hard

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Happy Birthday Laura!!!  So the weatherman one? I even sent that one to my friends in AZ.. he was awesome.. and so deadpan with it. Absolute improve perfection. 

1 month ago on Gin and Topics: It’s Laura’s Birthday and We’re Alright

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I knew about the rider but don't think I knew there was an ulterior reason. I always just thought it was David Lee Roth being his normal "charming" self. But it's true.. anyone can sell me a phone.. the devil is in the details. 

1 month ago on Client Service is in the Details

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I've been dying to know someone who is using G+ commenting on their site.. seems perfectly logical to me that it would help your SEO. I've been putting a lot more focus on YouTube this year and am still fine-tuning what I want it to "look" like but I have a lot of ideas. Now I just need more time... 

1 month ago on Offsite Content Marketing: Six Tactics to Reach New Audiences

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Believe it or not, my #3 traffic source (after anonymous google and facebook) is Pinterest. So for me "create a pinnable image to your posts and pin them" is definitely worth my time.

1 month ago on Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers

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@belllindsay You know what though.. with all my feminist rantings, I actually LIKE that commercial. You know why? Because Carl's Jr makes no bones about what they are... a sexist restaurant that will kill you. They don't try to hide behind a "lite" menu or pretend that they're a family restaurant. At all. Plus I thought the well placed fruit was hysterical. Twisted, I know. 

1 month ago on Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Super Bowl

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@annelizhannan I have written a few times about how much I hate NFL and NoOne.org. It has to be a slap in the face to victims.. it's so fake and patronizing. I've always thought their breast cancer "support" was bad but this? Shameful.

1 month ago on Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Super Bowl

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Yay for my hometown fave, KK making the post!!! I'm usually pretty annoyed that super bowl ads are released early, but with all the #deflategate junk this year I'm glad. Now I can watch them all before and save myself a few hours on Sunday. But I"m still making the food. Because unless the Cowboys are playing, all I care about is the food and commercials anyhow... 

1 month ago on Newsjacking: The Good, the Bad, and the Super Bowl

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I want to know why my Cowboys were so represented in that video. 

1 month ago on Gin and Topics: The Brits Play Cards Against Humanity

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Major props to anyone who includes a kids book with business books. That means their heart's in the right place! 

1 month, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Scott Baradell

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I was a sad panda that I messed up the chain of events when I registered for this.. by the time I got there, all the seats were taken :( Queueing up the playback now and checking out the links above!!

1 month, 1 week ago on Influencer Relations: Tips to Extend Your Current Campaigns

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I just snorted over that disclosure. I would also like to point out that it was 64 in NC yesterday.. so, not cold at all. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Join Jeremy Miller for a Special Author Q&A Today

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@ginidietrich I was being aloof. Hah! j/k.. didn't get it.. will email you now! 

1 month, 1 week ago on Use Media Relations to Get on the First Page of Google

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This is a "wish I knew this 10 years ago" kind of post. I know so much more now but still get frustrated when I see someone beat me in ranking and I know my stuff is so better.

At least that's what my mom says...

1 month, 1 week ago on Use Media Relations to Get on the First Page of Google

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Oh my... I love the where babies come from one.. reminds me of my little ones thinking that their siblings came out of my butt and that a penis is really called a peanut. also, that one little girl will never put anything in her pocket - ever for the rest of her life. Must share that one.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: The Birds and the Bees

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I am so with you on the fauxperts, Martin!! And I find that it's getting harder and harder to let my filter work when I'm around them.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Martin Waxman

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Wow! There's so much info to digest.. I never know what to do with my hands because I use them. A lot. I have a cousin who's challenged me to make ONE video without using my hands. I have yet to accomplish that. One thing that I've gotten better at is the listen, pause, then answer part. I'm on air tonight doing the first in a set of 5 segments on social media so I'll put some more of these to task. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Ultimate Guide to Media Interviews

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@Eleanor Pierce @rosemaryoneill I had a teacher in high school who had a goiter. 


1 month, 2 weeks ago on Vanity Metrics: Are They Here to Stay?

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I am ashamed to admit that I will point out the lack of social proof that my competition has. While I think it's not the end all, be all.. if you're selling that you are a social/digital marketing company and you can't even keep your own stuff up to date, current and fun.. why should I hire you?? Who am I kidding... I'm not ashamed. I worked hard to get where I am and I will let you know that. Great post Eleanor!!! 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Vanity Metrics: Are They Here to Stay?

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I do both an editorial calendar and a mind/content map. My editorial calendar is a "cheat" in that I loosely assign a theme to each day. For my parenting site it could be Mom Monday (parenting topic), Teach me Tuesday (blogging, social media topics,etc.) and so on. If I end up with a brain freeze, worse case scenario I know an over-arching topic and then I can from there. What I'm doing differently this year is keeping track of all my posts IN my calendar spreadsheet. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on An Editorial Calendar Equals Lots of Content from One Idea

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I'm reserving my spot.. because why? I'm BOTH an influencer and a marketer!! LOL!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Social Media Affects Search

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@Eleanor Pierce @samemac @ginidietrich  See. I totally think she would wrap them. Maybe not shop for them but definitely wrap them. But I'm a sucker, so... 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Happy 2015!

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I saw the TS video NYE and loved it.. the paint video reminds me of the time when I refinished a dresser and went to bed without putting away the supplies and my 16YO who was 5 at the time woke up earlier than us and proceeded to have her own paint party. Complete with spilling it on our living room chair. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Happy 2015!

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The best part of Friday is finding these fab folks and then wondering how I missed them this whole time. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Heather Whaling

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@EdenSpodek @JohnMTrader @KristenDaukas @ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski Right now I'm focusing on my personal sites and household to get used to Evernote.. then I'll move to business. I figure by then I'll be invincible. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Online Tools that Help with PR

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@EdenSpodek Every time I have to bounce between Canva and PicMonkey, I think the same thing. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Online Tools that Help with PR

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@ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski and then last night I discovered there's an Evernote FOOD?!? That I can scan the stacks and stacks of ripped out recipes that I have?! OhMahLord!! Guess what I'm doing this weekend??

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Online Tools that Help with PR

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I pair Canva with PicMonkey all the time to create images and have resolved to FINALLY make Evernote work for me.. I know I'm the last person in the world and I've toyed with it for years but just never committed 100% to it. But between the business, the family and my personal sites? I was losing my mind trying to keep track of everything. I've also been using CoSchedule on my multi-author wordpress site which is a huge timesaver.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Online Tools that Help with PR

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People come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime and quite often we don't know which one they're going to be until much later.  We inherently NEED other people in our lives. Whether they fill the personal bucket or the professional bucket or the family bucket or whatever other bucket, we can't do it by ourselves - we need our communities and tribes to finish our pyramids. And I think we rebuild our pyramids time and time again throughout our lives. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015: The Year of Redefining Your Basic Needs

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Another problem that small agencies have (or think they have_ is that they are afraid to tell who their clients are for fear they'll get scrapped. I think I'd rather run the risk of losing a client than my business, but maybe that's just me...  

1 month, 3 weeks ago on The FTC and Social Media: You Have to Disclose

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My goal is to leave a comment here. Every. Single. Day. My goals post is actually on Four Hens and it's a doozy. Like, what was I drinking that night, doozy. 


And yes, I totes missed you. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Business Goals

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@Eleanor Pierce It's the only good part about commuting IMO.. I need to go back and check out the other TAL podcasts. I love my marketing ones but I love the stories more. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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