I was trying to come up with a really good post for today.

One that would make you go, “Really?!”

“Oh no!”

Or, “Oh, yes!”

As the case may be.

But I couldn’t.

Because I’m absolutely useless at playing April Fool’s jokes.

Terrible at them.

I mean, if I said I was quitting Twitter, would you believe me?

Or quitting PR?

To focus on cooking and food blogging?

Not likely.

However, I will tell you that I’m intrigued by Klout’s decision to include text messaging into its algorithm.

‘Cos, you know, I text all the time.

All. The. Time.

So maybe this will help with getting scads of free stuff thrown at me, tons of money to be a loudmouth, and my own bobblehead doll.

But all that might take a while.

So instead, this is a very very serious post.

To say…

Go have fun today.

Be silly.

Don’t hurt anyone.

Be gracious if the joke’s on you.

And I’ll try to do the same.

Image: Colin Grey via Flickr, CC 2.0

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
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