As of today, Google Reader is a thing of the past. A truly stupid move on Google’s part, in my opinion. Google Reader drove a ton of traffic and hundreds of thousands (if not more–couldn’t find a recent stat at a quick glance) of users, as evidenced by sending over 500k new users to Feedly […]
Summer is always a tough time for me when it comes to blogging. This year is even worse than usual, what with me still getting up to speed in my new job, freelancing on the side, and trying to grasp the fact that I”m now the mom of a high school senior/kid who can drive. […]
Is Bullying the New Black?
I’m a somewhat reluctant watcher of Chopped (Patrick watches it and I admit I get sucked in…but it’s no Property Brothers!), so last night I figured I’d give Top Chef a try. It was fine–until the insults started. I watched as two of the judges (I know–bad TV watcher–I don’t know their names) ripped into […]
5 Productivity Apps I’m Loving
As you know if you read this blog or know me in person, I’ve been on a crusade to find a job these past few months, and am currently freelancing while looking for full-time work. Granted, I’d prefer a steady paycheck and to be part of a team, but I admit that freelancing has its […]
Why Leaning In Won’t Work for Most Women
I’ve been reading Lean In and trying to reserve comment until I finish the whole thing, but realize now that I have a lot more to say about the book than one post could logically cover, so I’m just jumping in and writing before I finish the book. Which I need to finish fast, btw, […]
My Reflections on DigitalNow
I just returned from DigitalNow, a conference for association execs in Orlando, FL. It is a Disney event, which means the food and events are usually awesome. I presented a session with Andy Steggles about social media as viewed from the C-suite, attended a few sessions, got to spend some great time with friends I […]
Pins of the Week: Pinterest Changes, Google Analytics…and a Cocktail
Five favorite pins of the week–a mix of business and pleasure.
Pins of the Week: Pinterest Analytics, Google Reader Alternatives and….Hire Me?
It’s been a busy week for me and for the world of social media, so let’s get right down to it….in pins, of course. 1) Pinterest adds analytics. Up until now, if you wanted to track repins, click-thrus or any other metrics for the stuff you pin, you had to use a third-party service like Pinreach […]
Review and Giveaway–Social Change Any Time Everywhere
Allyson Kapin is a friend and crazy smart, so when she said she was writing a book with Amy Sample Ward, I knew it would be good. I was wrong; the book, Social Change any Time Everywhere, is not just good–it’s great. If you’re part of a nonprofit that’s unsure how to navigate the changing […]
The Washington Post Ombudsman’s Parting Suggestion? No More Anonymous Comments
As a daily subscriber to the Washington Post , a former guest blogger for the Post, and a community manager, I was very interested in the number one suggestion outlined in Patrick Pexton’s farewell column. Pexton was ombudsman for the Post for the past two years–a position that, to me, has a lot in common […]