Isle of Man
PR and social media consultant, Tech Talk columnist, blogger,
I've not seen Letterman in quite a long time. I'm kinda shocked by what an old man he has become. I guess it happens to us all.
1 month ago on Gin and Topics: Things Children Do Adults Can’t Do
@ginidietrich @sherrilynne Disagree. Why should she have to be grounded on the day of a big promotion? Let her walk on air for a day. Jeez!
2 months, 1 week ago on What Having it All Really Means
I don't like the anecdote about getting the milk. Indra's mom was being a bit of bully. As we juggle our priorities, we make choices about priorities. But these are our OWN choices. And working women choose what means being a Mom in their own families. Over the years I've had cleaning services, housekeepers, babysitters and nannys helping out. But I've never delegated the laundry. Making sure my family has fresh clean clothes makes me feel like a Mom. I choose this. Sending anyone out at 10 pm after a long day to get milk is not supportive. It's mean and it's an example of the kinds of behaviour that can wear a working woman down and force her to make detrimental career choices.
Great post Martin. I do, however think you boomers are coming around. :-).
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Boomers should approach social media as if it’s rock and roll
I love that she's barefoot.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: How to Fail a Drunk Test and a Genius Child
@ginidietrich Did better today at turning off email and social media but still have room for improvement. Pretty much stuck to my list (interestingly ticked of 3 of 4 items). Have emptied my inbox and done my list and work plan for Monday. Feel pretty productive!
So about this day of thinking and doing? Not possible unless you tell me how to bill it. :-)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Time Management: Six Tips to Be More Productive and Get Things Done
@ginidietrich @sherrilynneWell today I got to inbox zero, checked off two things and wrote a priority list for tomorrow. I sucked at turning off social media.
OK. I'll do as you say for today and tomorrow and will report back.
@biggreenpen I love sidenotes!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on From Optimist to Optimize: The Future of PR?
I agree with all points made. No surprise. That's why Martin and I enjoy working together!
Deffo will make time to read The Atlantic story. Thanks for the tip.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on A Reading Assignment: Five Articles You Should Read this Week
Countless times I've had clients ask not for a 'video' but for a 'viral video'. The word 'viral' seems to be used interchangeably with 'for web'.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on You Don’t Need A Viral Video
@Kristinesimpson Even if you were to talk about your achievements all the time, you could never be boring. You are too damned smart.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem
Totally love this sidenote function. It changes everything!
Can we scorn men who are talking about their own achievements? (See my comment about re: boring brother in law).
Disagree. Would you really like to behave like men? I like being me. Different.
My husband's advice to me: Remember for men everything is a competition. The world is divided into winners and losers and if you are not winning, you're losing.
My brother in law talks about his work at family gatherings. It's boring. I avoid it.
I have lived on an island. It's not all it's cracked up to be.
I get a one or two requests like that every week. I have never accepted. Why would anyone?
8 months ago on Guest Blogging: A Change in the Google Algorithm
My kids used to cry when I sang to them too. But for quite a different reason, I think. #dontgiveupmydayjob
10 months, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Sad Clown and Wicked Dance Moves
Going forward we'll leverage state-of-the-art cutting-edge solutions.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Business Jargon: Just Say No!
Gini, traditional mainstream news media is on its knees because it can't figure out a paid-for model that works, so don't beat yourself up over a couple of flops. :-)
11 months, 1 week ago on The ROI of Blogging: Brand Awareness and Reputation Generate Revenue
I'm just catching up with Mad Men now. I'm in the 4th season. The lesson for me is to not to be afraid to take bold steps. Don's 'Why I'm giving up tobacco' open letter is and excellent example. Think big. Take risks.
1 year ago on Agency lessons I learned from Mad Men
I love Audible too. It fills my insomniac nights and makes my bus commute bearable. I'm currently reading hard back version of Lean In at your suggestion. Thanks!
1 year ago on Create In-Depth Articles to Increase Your Google Authority
@lauraclick @sherrilynne @belllindsay Yes, but I was wrong side of 40 when this happened. Certainly not a girl. More of a hardened business professional, I'd say.
1 year, 1 month ago on The Double Standard in Women’s Equality is Alive and Well
At the risk of repeating myself I hate, hate, hate, hate that gender in the work place is still an issue for discussion in 2013...my mother said it would be different for me. I thought it could be. And it was a bit...I found I could 'have it all'. All the bills, all the work, all the responsibility.
Maybe this lean in movement will make the difference for our daughters and granddaughters. I was shocked a couple a months ago when I arrived at a client event and the head of a government department, a woman with a very responsible job, announced 'Here are the PR Girls'. Me, a mere girl, who according to Bridget Jones, spends the day fannying about with a press release. Who knew?!
Come on people, men and women alike..let's all lean in!
@ginidietrich @sherrilynne I'll put it on my reading list.
1 year, 1 month ago on What the Opt-Out Generation Means Longer-Term
Everything you say in this post makes perfect sense. I agree with it all. But I do despair that we are still having these conversations in 2013. Back in the 70s they told us things were going to be different for women from now on...how wrong they were. I do hope things will be different for my Granddaughter.
@ginidietrich @sherrilynne Chuffed is good. :-)
1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Bob LeDrew
Bob was one of the first PR bloggers I ever 'met' online way back in 2006 when I was first living in the Isle of Man. I was chuffed to find such a smart blogger from my own home town. I actually met him two years later at the United Way Ottawa Schmoozefest and we got on like a house on fire. Since I moved back to Ottawa almost two years ago, Bob and I see each other often at industry events and meet ups. He never fails to make me LOL with his rapier wit and I learn something new from every conversation with Bob. Good pick Gini!
Good advice here. Thanks for compiling this list.
1 year, 2 months ago on 13 Tips for Aspiring Writers
Really great advice here. I"m sharing this post with my team.
1 year, 2 months ago on Oh Snap, Can I (Legally) Use That Photo?
Great post Gini.
1 year, 2 months ago on Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs are America’s Future
@LSSocialEngage I think if you read the post you know my deets :-)
1 year, 3 months ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie
@dwaynealicie I have a time travel machine that keeps me young. I'm a bit like Dr. Who. :-)
@EdenSpodek @sherrilynne <blush> I was a child bride (said in a Blanch Dubois voice).
@LSSocialEngage @sherrilynne Let's meet up for a cuppa.
@Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich @biggreenpen And sunscreen.
@bobledrew @ginidietrich @Howie Goldfarb Bob you crack me up. <giggles>
@JoeCardillo Keep it flexible. Don't over plan. Look head about three days only and you'll have a lovely, stress free time.
@belllindsay You may be confusing perception with age. :-)
@Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich @MartinWaxman @sherrilynne Never contracted camel fleas, actually!
@RobBiesenbach @sherrilynne nope, but it was 20 weeks. A great adventure!
@Howie Goldfarb @Lara Wellman @sherrilynne Ottawa is my hometown and I have lots of family here. I do love the west coast though! Maybe when I retire?
@Howie Goldfarb @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes I"d like to state that the two pairs of shoes rule only applies when travelling. I have a significant number of pairs (more than I ever actually wear) at home.
@suzemuse The feeling is mutual!