Hot Topic, Inspiration, Job Search, Personal Branding, Public Relations, Social Media

Value to your community

I feel privileged to follow many great people on Twitter.  I'm also very thankful for those that follow me.  The other day though, someone who I follow started tweeting out pretty strong messages about a company that I will not mention. The tweets started mentioning certain people at the company in rude ways. Ironically, the… Continue reading Value to your community

Hot Topic, Media, Public Relations, Social Media

Taking social media too seriously

Over the last few weeks there's been a fair amount of static about Facebook and the changes it implemented regarding privacy. That's on top of changing the "Become a Fan" button to "Like."  I'm not going to go all "War and Peace" on you for what I believe and what I don't on those issues...… Continue reading Taking social media too seriously

Hot Topic, Media, Public Relations, Social Media, Uncategorized

Are you interesting? Don’t be.

Quick note:  You can also read more on this topic at PRCog's Gear Grindings blog. It’s not often I get really fired up over a few tweets, but when I saw some of the stuff coming out of Michigan’s 2010 PRSA conference on April 22, I reached for the blood pressure cuff.  The event, titled… Continue reading Are you interesting? Don’t be.

Hot Topic, Media, Personal Branding, Social Media, Uncategorized

Putting a cap on it.. your Twitter followers, that is.

Sitting in Detroit's airport last week, I was scanning my Twitter feed and I came across something from Andrea Lewis (@AndreaVLewis).  I saw the following:  "I've decided to cap my twitter #s. 500 is my limit for both followers/following. To con't having good conversations I think it's necessary." I was surprised that someone would come… Continue reading Putting a cap on it.. your Twitter followers, that is.

Hot Topic, Public Relations, Social Media, Uncategorized

A-Twitter over followers

Nearly a year ago, I logged onto Twitter for the first time.  It was a life changing experience that helped me become more social media-minded and opened my world into becoming a better public relations practitioner.  I am thankful to have over 350 followers, a good portion of which I chat with on a regular… Continue reading A-Twitter over followers