From Personal

Personal thoughts and ramblings. All opinions expressed are my own and should not reflect on the organizations I currently do or have worked with.

What I’m listening to (and you should be, too): Hamilton

I don’t think I’ve seen more people talking about (and listening to) an NPR First Listen since Adele’s 21 was streaming there pre-release as I have this week about the streaming of the Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton. I expect it from my theatre friends (who have been gushing about this since before it was in previews), but my …

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[CMX Hub] How to Negotiate Your Next Community Job Offer

I recently had the pleasure of contributing a piece on community manager negotiation to CMX Hub. Negotiation certainly wasn’t something I learned when I started out as a community manager in 2006. Back then, I was just excited to get paid to talk about the TV show LOST in an online forum for 10 or 15 hours …

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Photo of the Day: Mountain Winery

Lots of big news to announce soon, which somewhat explains the lack of Wednesday Wonderful and This Week in Links posts. Wednesday Wonderful will be back tomorrow. Until then, enjoy this pic from the Mountain Winery ampitheatre. Some friends and I went up there for a wine tasting after Easter Brunch on that gorgeous day. …

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Job Hunting Report: Shutterfly Recruiting Open House

Shutterfly held a recruiting open house for its family of brands in the Bay Area on February 20th. Including their emerging brands (Tiny Prints, Wedding Paper Divas, and Treat), they’re expanding in almost all areas and over 300 job seekers showed up hoping to join the brand. Despite an intimidating line (that spanned around the …

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13 Words for 2013

I’m not one for resolutions, for a variety of reasons (mostly because it’s just setting myself up to fail). Last year, I finished up “The Happiness Project” just before New Year’s and chose to carry that spirit forward with my 2012 Positivity Challenge. Being in a place (both mentally and physically) of so much transition …

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A California Christmas

To be honest, I didn’t really expect much difference from our Floridian Christmases. I mean… California, Florida… potayto, potawto, right? Two places that will be too sunny to really feel Christmassy. Where we’ll get on a plane to England overdressed and arrived freezing. I was wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Oh, so very wrong. Back in …

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