New York, NY
Wandering 20-something with a love for music, wine, and snark. Virtual assistant to @jaybaer, @norcross, @jasonfalls, @copyblogger & @webdevstudios. How can I help?
Thanks so much for including me on prTini! What an amazing resource for PR and marketing pros. And on my birthday to boot!
2 days, 18 hours ago on 3 Productivity Habits (Not Tools!) for Busy Professionals
Love your videos, Kate! So cute, yet still professional, and not too long! Perfection! :)
1 month, 1 week ago on PR Tip: How to Get Media to Reply to Your Pitches *Video*
@Digital_DRK That's awesome! Do you find it makes a big difference in how you use the tool?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Twelve Productivity Tools for the Digital Marketing Pro
@lizreusswigSure thing! Let me know what you think after you try a few :)
@ginidietrich Exactly what I was doing too! For some reason I liked the interface on this one enough that I remembered to check it when I had some down time, mostly on my iPad. When I'm taking a break, I can read the stuff I had saved there without the distraction of the other 999 browser windows. But yes, it did take some time before I remembered to remember that there were things I wanted to read :)
@JRHalloran Yeah, but this is only 12, there are a billion more! Hoping to narrow it down a bit with this list :) Let me know what you think if you check them out. And I love Pocket too, so much!
@JoeCardillo Ha!! That's so awesome! Thanks, Joe :)
@jasonkonopinski @ClayMorgan @ginidietrich I've heard about this but haven't tried it yet. I assume it pulls in all kinds of Google Calendars as well as Outlook?
Woohoo! I'm so happy to be a part of this growing (and thriving) team of brilliant ladies. What a journey this first year has been for you, and I know it will only get better!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on BIG NEWS: We’re Growing + Meet Heather Allen!
Sending hugs and love your way, Shonali. As always, if there's anything I can do to help, don't hesitate to ask. I think you're making a smart and brave decision here and I admire you and your strength! xoxo
5 months, 2 weeks ago on When Life and S**t Happens
@Danny Brown Hey Danny! I think the reason I like it is because we've created a pretty static HTML template that I never have to edit manually. The content that changes in the template comes from feeds vs. manual editing, and that's why I like it. I agree though that if you are doing a lot of manual editing, those other services may be best. Thanks for reading :)
8 months, 4 weeks ago on How FeedBlitz Can Replace Traditional Email Service Providers
@Erin F. @Shonali I was really trying to completely unplug during my vacation, and that's when this goodness took place so I'm so sorry for the late reply!
I am a big proponent of investing time and money into whatever it takes to make you look professional (assuming you actually ARE a professional!). I didn't launch my website until I had the money to hire a designer and was (mostly) satisfied with it. Before that, I just had my email address and phone number on my business card, no website URL. I had a PDF that I would send to potential new clients since I had no site to show my work, but I thought it was worth it instead of putting up something quickly that I wasn't proud of. Creating an LLC, having a professional email address (even if you don't have a website), and being really careful about what you publish on social networks are all things that I think business owners should do. You never know who's watching (or listening!) and I think that constant level of professionalism goes a long way.
Erin, I am sure we will get to meet again soon in a smaller and less insane setting! I look forward to it.
I hope @Shonali Burke still thinks I am professional after meeting IRL! I certainly feel that way about her :)
My latest conversation: It Doesn't Always Work Out
11 months, 1 week ago on Should You Brand Your Business Email Address?
Finally listened and remembered how much FUN it was talking to you two! Your enthusiasm is contagious and I'm still so happy that you are doing this show. I hope you start to hear from people how much it helps them (if you haven't heard anything already) and I hope I can continue to be a part of the awesome :) THANK YOU!
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Jess Ostroff on Virtual Assistants
Come move to NYC and we can work together!!! :)
My latest conversation: The Art of the Comment
1 year ago on 5 Reasons Why Working at Home Sucks (and Ways to Improve the Lifestyle) [VIDEO]
@JayBaer Soooo much better. Rarrr.
1 year, 2 months ago on The Art of the Comment
@Brade I agree on the crazy commenting systems but want to support some friends by trying this one. I also thought the idea behind the new commenting systems was a good one because it could link to your social networks and that seemed to be the poison of choice, as I mentioned. And I appreciate your thoughts always in general although I wasn't suggesting this is an issue for me! I realized this whole post may have been mislead. Alas! These are just thoughts. Does Google Reader allow you to comment within?
Coooooool! I'd love to write AND help organize if you need. I could see this being much bigger than a Moleskine.
My latest conversation:
1 year, 3 months ago on My latest crazy idea – and how you can help
@jasonkonopinski I feel like burnout is the least of our worries though, don't you? It's doing so much more than that! Like what Jay said below, studies show that it's messing with our entire brain chemistry. Not to mention that feeling of withdrawal that I've been going through. Scary stuff!
1 year, 4 months ago on Hyperconnectivity and The Power of Habit
@JayBaer Yeah, my mom sends me articles about the brain all the time (she teaches a class on it) and a lot of them have to do with what happens when we look at screens all the time, especially before bed. Apple should offer some kind of Anonymous group for us!
@gracekboyle Totally. I think we can learn a lot from how we react to stuff like this, especially when it happens to companies AND people we love. Worse when we see it happening within ourselves.
1 year, 4 months ago on Letting It Slide