Co-founder of Social Strata (we make the Hoop.la community platform), mom, geek, movie nut.
The sad dog diary reminds me of that black and white French angsty cat video from a while back...can't remember the actual title of it. I'm considering doing a guinea pig version...running off to give the kids this assignment...
1 week, 3 days ago on Gin and Topics: We Love Animals and Singing Toddlers
See, as a "height challenged" individual, I had a whole different thought process when I read that post, lol!
Thinking about stories to tell, it is very hard for entrepreneurs or small business owners to see their journey as a story to be shared. It's way too easy to get sucked into telling the features of your product, or the great benefits of your service. So it's good to get a knock in the head sometimes!
1 week, 4 days ago on The Long and the Short of It: What PR Can Learn From Good Short Stories
@ginidietrich @rosemaryoneill Busted. I was probably on Pinterest.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Client Service Issue in a Virtual Workplace
We've got a mixture of in-office and virtual, and we're bi-coastal, so it's been really important to make an extra effort to have a "watercooler" going online...we're using HipChat right now, and it's great for quick work questions as well as sports taunting.
Regarding being "always-on," I had a heart-stabbing moment a couple of weeks ago when my daughter looked over the top of my laptop and said, "mommy, why are you always working?" (Yikes) Working on that...
@Shonali @rosemaryoneill @tootzypopblog OK had to come back here and say thanks for pointing me toward @tootzypopblog! Coolest. Site. Ever.
2 weeks ago on Waxing and Waning, Lyrical and UnLyrical
First of all, you need to do yourself a favor and go to the Prancercise website. Second of all, everyone should be watching Graham Norton's show on a regular basis. He's completely nuts, and he always gets stars to go beyond promoting their movie or TV show...it's completely off the rails most of the time. Third, Martha Stewart. Pure awesome.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Gin and Topics: Dancing, Rapping, and Prancing
@JoeCardillo @rosemaryoneill @belllindsay Sorry, forgot the difference between wanting to "appear hip" and "being a hipster." Haven't watched enough Portlandia episodes yet....
2 weeks, 5 days ago on How a Two Sentence Email Became a Top News Story
@rdopping No restrictions at all, except that we make people take at least two weeks (so they don't try to prove how macho they are by not taking any time off). Productivity is better than ever. For me it really is a respect thing. It forces us to really hire and keep people who are grownups and are self-motivated. (And no, we aren't hiring at the moment...)
@JoeCardillo @belllindsay but hipsters are required to have handlebar moustaches these days, right?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on How a Two Sentence Email Became a Top News Story
@Word Ninja @RobBiesenbach @rosemaryoneill @ginidietrich I'd love to read your post when it's up! Also, good insight about helping to explain what's a good "fit" for a news piece vs online content. I envision that there are journalists out there wallpapering their houses with press releases about how ABC company was selected to do work by XYZ company.
Thanks you Allen!
It was so surprising to me how they all piled on! Of course it cuts both ways, right? You just have to hope it's a good story and not a bad one.
This makes me laugh because my kids say dude all the time...they picked it up from SOMEone...lol
It's so cool that you're doing the unlimited thing Gini! Thanks for the chance to tell my crazy story. And I'd be honored if you want to share it any time. Hopefully it will help other biz owners like me!
I have to give props to Monica for being so completely awesome too!
3 weeks ago on How a Two Sentence Email Became a Top News Story
Thanks Tara! Every biz owner should be like the Boy Scouts, prepared, right?
Thank you Rob! I agree, news is in the eye of the beholder :) and I always love hearing about other companies who "get it!"
Argh. Fail. Apologies to the P-I for that. I'm turning in my blogging license right now.
Already printed this out and made a to-do list out of it for today. I never thought about just assigning a $1 value to get data...I always got wrapped around the axle trying to figure out a real value. Thank you!
3 weeks ago on Three Data Points to Measure Your Blog Efforts
Wow this is one of those posts I'll need to sit back and really think deeply about. Thanks for writing such a meaty one, Margie! I wonder whether all of this "push the button get a pellet" socializing is making us more selfish, but then I see things like Seth Godin rallying people to sign up as marrow donors for his friend, and then I think that social simply amplifies our existing personalities. Lots to ponder here...
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Social Media Networks: Robot Friends with Off Switches