I never attended a happy hour. Walked right on by the chatting crowds at the morning breakfast table. That FOMO Factory booth, where attendees snapped brightly colored selfies? The prominently placed step-and-repeat? Nope; no selfies or group shots populate my feed. Nor did I make a bee line for speakers after their sessions. So, you… Continue reading Measuring ROI for SMWATX 2019
It’s award season, people! The Oscars inspired me to single out some of the outstanding performers from Social Media Week Austin, three days packed full of (you guessed it) social media tips, tricks, and triumph. Rather than do an exhaustive–and exhausting–SMWATX recap, I’ve carefully chosen winners in a few key categories. Best Presenter Hands down,… Continue reading And the Social Media Week Austin Oscars Go To….
I went out for happy hour with some good girlfriends. Sweet Julie always asks, “What are you writing these days?” and so I talked a bit about the essay in progress (“Can I Be Absolved of Gentrification?” that went up on Medium.com later in the evening). What I didn’t discuss: my halting fear about publishing it.… Continue reading Pushing Boundaries By Publishing
Going to BlogathonATX was like the first day of school — I had my pens all ready, a brand new book for notes, laptop juiced up, phone with social media contact info at hand, and my own “What would you do if you could not fail?” mug ready for extreme coffee action. The day flew by.… Continue reading #BlogathonATX Has Tips, Tools for All
We made anguished, strangled noises, something between a sob and a shout. “Oh my God,” I exclaimed to my husband, who had leapt to his feet in the living room, “was that an own goal?” It was, he bleakly ascertained. We watched the replay, stunned to see such a gut-wrenching error in the final minutes… Continue reading Good Sportsmanship Knows No Gender
Ah, social media. Those of us of a certain age tend to fall into two camps at the mere mention: embracers or scoffers. And even within those who embrace these virtual connectors are separate sects of social media-lytes. Just because that 50-something is on Twitter and Instagram doesn’t mean she is a fan. Many are there out… Continue reading The Tweet that Will Not Die
I’m in the process of joining the digital age by joining Twitter (Lord help us all), and there was a space in my profile for a link to my blog. Hmmmm…I remember this. I used to be pretty regular in my updates but, between moving and landing a new job, “Enjoying the Journey” fell by… Continue reading Joining the Digital Age with a Tweet