As you probably know by now, sometimes I get a bee in my bonnet.
Actually, I could get several bees in my bonnets, if only I had bonnets, so my hats have to do instead.
Sometimes they’re to do with why PR practitioners can be the worst ambassadors of our profession, sometimes they’re to do with absolutely ridiculous social media campaigns… but I’m pretty sure that, just like me, you get bees in your bonnets over certain things.
These seven posts all relate to a B-i-m-B that I’ve had at one point or another.
So of course I had to share them with you.
1. 10 social media lessons from home improvement, by Dave Fleet.
Why: Even for folks struggling with social media, home improvement is something pretty much anyone can relate to. I thought Dave made his points using this analogy well.
2. Where the heck did David Mullen go? by Arik Hanson.
Why: a really good question and one you should ask yourself, particularly if you make even part of your living as a counselor.
3. Peter Block says HR’s compensation philosophy leads to unethical behavior, by Gautam Ghosh.
Why: first, it’s an interesting premise. But more than that, I thought this was a good example of using Amplify in a smart way (when you read it, you’ll see that the bulk of the post is an Amp that Gautam shared).
4. Things that bug me more than they should, by Jen Zingsheim at Media Bullseye.
Why: after a crap day yesterday, this made me laugh. And all these things bug me more than they should as well.
5. How “no comment” has Edelman in trouble, by Gini Dietrich.
Why: As Gini asks, “And we wonder why the PR industry has such a bad perception?”
6. Planes, trains, cabs, buses. Waiting. by Sean Williams.
Why: Sean is a great storyteller, but more than that, this post shows how good customer service and good use of social media can make a difference to whether businesses retain or lose customers.
7. 3 ways to tell a social media problem from a crisis, by Jay Baer and Amber Naslund.
Why: Far too many businesses have a knee-jerk approach once they start using social media. They need to read this (and if you work for one of them, this might help).
[…] Sunday, I was visiting Shonali Burke’s blog, Waxing Unlyrical, and her weekly recap, when I came across Jen Zingsheim, a former FH flack (me, too!) and author over at Media […]
Aw, thanks for linking to that post–glad it made you smile after a crap day. We all have them, and sometimes a good giggle is *almost* as effective as a glass of wine. Almost.
Hope you are on the mend!
@jenzings I’m doing much better today, Jen. Thank you!
[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Gautam's Blog Posts, Allan L. Allan L said: Weekly Roundup: Bees In My Bonnet | Waxing UnLyrical: Today's weekly roundup focuses on seven posts that echo pu… http://bit.ly/f8pOFk […]
Thanks for linking to that post, Shonali! And I must add, I became an Amplify user because you evangelised it :-)
I only use Amplify “clip this” feature – and it’s given my blogging a boost!
@GautamGhosh Sweet! I particularly love that Amplify has given your blogging a boost. How cool is that, mobilediner and egoldstein ?
Hi Shonali! Thanks for the shout-out…I needs must get more organized so I can blog more, comment more, and generally reward your confidence in my storytelling!
See you soon…
@commammo Well, my confidence in your storytelling will continue unabated. I’m glad you made it safely home! But yes, I would love to see you blog more, because you are so smart, such a terrific writer, and so balanced. Not enough folks like you out there, IMHO.
And I was just getting used to you having beetles in your brain! Now bees, too?! Lots of goodies here…and I JUST shut down for the night. Guess you know what I’ll be doing tomorrow morning. xoxo
@ginidietrich Always glad to help, Gini gin gin. :) I’m still very tired… so many comments & posts to go through. But I have to get the wretched fly out of the house first. WTF is a fly doing awake in this weather?