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@TheJackB I'm all for some good, salty language. Goes well with beer. ;^)
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Get Mad or Move On
I'm with Bill in that I'm rather slow to anger, or even jump to conclusions regarding someone's motivations. After having recently driven through or across seven states, I can also confirm that the left lane has become the right lane for a whole lot of people.
Making the choice NOT to get angry puts you in control, not your emotions.
Reposting on FB, Twitter, and LinkedIn today. Because everyone needs to read this and pass it on…
1 year ago on What are you waiting for?
Margie, I'd skimmed this when you posted it but hadn't really had anything for a comment - 'cause let's face it, you already have some awesome commenters - and then I saw this pop up in my reader this morning:
"Pinterest's Hype Bubble Has Burst, And Now It Is Actually Losing Users" [http://www.businessinsider.com/pinterests-hype-bubble-has-burst-and-now-it-is-actually-losing-users-2012-4#ixzz1saYovcNd] Apparently, you're not alone.
In my case, I don't set aside time for Pinterest, unlike my FB, Tw, L-In & G+ feeds. It is a fun diversion occasionally, and I want to stay involved because I'm curious about how people are using it and what they're sharing. I learned about "those links" early on, and it should be a concern for the Pinterest admins. If they can address the link issues and the spammy issues, they have a real shot at some serious growth.
Right up until Facebook buys 'em for a billion dollars.
1 year ago on Why I deleted my Pinterest account
I don't mind opinion pieces because I seek out different opinions to compare and contrast to my experience. Sometimes, I'm just curious as to what a person think, since I've already made a connection to that person (whether on their blog, Twitter, FB, or whatevs) (oh yeah, I just said "whatevs" - must be all the coffee).
That said, I understand your point about these kinds of posts being another drop in the bucket. Maybe it's more about being in a rut, chasing after that that same ol' same ol' SEO snipe that everyone else is chasing, 'cause one doesn't have any ideas of their own. Yeesh. (I certainly don't mean to imply this about anyone specific, eh? No h8erade here.)
Perhaps the happy medium is to do a 'catch-all' piece once a week. One of the reasons I listen to This Week in Tech [podcast] is to hear the opinions and analysis from relatively reliable sources on what happened in the previous week. If you feel the need to address the issues of the week, that'd be one way to scratch that itch/feed the beast/shoutout to the echoes.
1 year, 1 month ago on Avoid the temptation to write something popular
My wife had the chance to meet & interview Billy Barty a number of years ago (in her newspaper days) and she was enchanted and charmed by him. I've been a Peter Dinklage fan since "The Station Agent," and it was great to see him win last night. (I'm not an HBO subscriber, so I have no idea what "Game of Thrones" is about... guess I'll wait 'till it shows up on Netflix!) Great post my dear, and I'll happily join that chorus of folks who have your back.
1 year, 4 months ago on A Little Person Blogger or a Little Person Who Blogs
BTW, was I the only one who saw the picture and thought "Noooobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!"?
1 year, 4 months ago on Are you actually reading this?
Margie, just want you to know that Dr. Johnny Fever and I are so proud. You said "boogers." ;^)
Good post. I've been guilty of skimming and then tweeting, but that's as shallow as I've gone. That's partly why I've pulled back a bit on my Twitter postings. I really want to focus on the stuff that makes me think.
Ambitious and wonderful list, Margie! I admire your range of interests. Several of these are being added to my own reading list for this year, including "Dharma Bums," "Lincoln on Leadership," "Brand Against the Machine," and "Folktales of the Native American." Thanks for the suggestions & the inspiration!
1 year, 4 months ago on Margie Clayman's 2012 Reading List
Sending virtual internet huggs right back at you, Margie! ;^)
1 year, 5 months ago on Hey, I care about you
Margie, love this post. I don't know how brave folks are sometimes until they tell me, and you my dear are brave, true, and full of FIERCE! Go get 'em! We're rootin' for ya!
1 year, 5 months ago on On Fighting the Flinch
Margie, that movie is one of my faves. You are too, dear!!
And this is the second time tonight I've had "ripples" mentioned - earlier, it was during a Chris Brogran webinar on Google+. Next time you're on there, click on the little down arrow to the top right of a post to see a menu - then click "View Ripples."
Clarence! There you are! ;^)
1 year, 5 months ago on Be Your Own Clarence
Best of luck and hope you get to feeling better soon, Shonali. Sending prayers, chants, virtual huggs & general good vibrations your way this weekend.
1 year, 8 months ago on Baring My Gut… Literally
Well written; however, I don't agree with your conclusions. In fact, I'm not sure I agree with anyone's conclusions yet, because G+ is still in it's infancy, while FB has somewhat matured as a platform. Also, FB is not a lifestyle, it's a platform. So is Google. Twitter is trying awfully hard to become a platform.
It'll come down to the participants. Some folks will be drawn to one type of social network, others will be drawn to another. We may not know for some time which one will become the most popular, but I really don't believe that matters in the long run, what matters is who's participating in the conversation and how you choose to engage them. I'm keeping my options open.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Two Elephants in the Room: Google+ and Facebook
My own personal tagline is, "Communications professional, bemused blogger, social media ambassador, accidental musician, theater groupie, & amateur oenophile." I can't remember how many iterations I went thru before I landed on this one, but it seems to suit me best as a descriptor.
1 year, 10 months ago on What Is Your Personal Tagline?
Social media types do have to have management skills, but I believe that leadership & evangelism is needed more. Show folks the benefits and guide them in their social media efforts, leading them to discover their own potential. Yep, you'll have to manage/juggle several priorities at once, at least until you can get additional budget dollars to hire some help! ;^)
2 years, 1 month ago on Are You A Leader Or A Manager?