For the tenth time in the past week, I had a conversation tonight about why I’m not going to South by Southwest this year. South by Southwest, of course, being one of the biggest conferences around, and the biggest if you work or live in the technology world. Although I’m not entirely without regret on [...]
I’ve now finished recording ten videos sharing my favorite (make that least favorite) social media pet peeves. The tenth video, below, shares the topic I found myself most annoyed by: people who talk about themselves too much on social media. It’s a common trap to fall into — wanting to promote your own work — but [...]
If you haven’t yet watched one of my social media pet peeve videos, I’ll summarize: I’m doing videos about pet peeves I have. About social media. This week, I’ve got one all about why you shouldn’t negatively (or even somewhat negatively) comment on other people’s social media profile pictures. As I’ve found, pretty much anything [...]
In the New Year, I’ll be doing some rebranding on my Podcast, and doing so also means getting the best tools to do the job. After chatting with some folks for recommendations (including Erik Fisher, who interviewed me for his podcast, Beyond the To-Do List last month), I’ve come up with the best of the best [...]
I’ve been doing a series of social media pet peeve videos, and today here’s another installment, this time urging you to stop yelling at people on Twitter. By yelling, of course, I mean sniping, snarking, and engaging in destructive online arguments with for all to see. Have you done that before? Well, stop. Here’s why.
This week I’m excited to announce my new column over at Babble.com, entitled The Business of Being a Woman. I’ve long admired the fun, classy, light-hearted Moms over at Babble, and it’s fun to be writing for them. The first post, “All About Me (In Three Minutes or Less)“, went live, and, as the title [...]
Last week, I shared a social media pet peeve with you: Talking about yourself too much on social media. It’s easy to want to share when great things happen to you, but if you want to keep your followers interested in what you have to say, you have to mix that up with a generous [...]
I’ve got another installment of my Social Media Pet Peeve video series today, and this time I’m talking about why you need to stop talking about yourself on social media. Self-promotion on social media is a tricky business, and finding the right balance between tooting your own horn, tooting the horns of others, and sharing [...]
Here’s another installment of my Social Media Pet Peeves video series. This time I’m talking Inside Jokes. Why you tell them on social media, why you shouldn’t, and what all those non-”insiders” think when you do. In short? Don’t do it. Online or off.
Here’s another social media pet peeve video installment, this time encouraging you to stop complaining on social media. Heck, I even argue that complaining in real life is actually better than complaining on social media. Got a problem? Go ahead and tweet it. Got many? Stay mum.