Today’s Hallowe’en.

Ghouls and ghosties and Lady Gagas and I’m sure several Sarah Palins will abound as they go door-to-door, foraging for sugar, wondering if they’ll get scared out of their lives.

Given as how I’m nursing a cold (or bronchitis, or pneumonia, please NOT pneumonia), I might doff the witch’s garb this year and opt for peace and quiet.

Especially since my hounds don’t realize that those little ghoulies are just kids and set up a caterwauling wild enough to make a banshee cry.

But in the spirit of the day, here are seven posts for your Hallowe’en hilarity.

1. Trick or Tweet? Some Halloween social media fun for a good cause, from Beth Kanter.

Why: Even though this post is two years old, it’s still a great idea.

2. How to celebrate Halloween social media style, from New Media Strategies.

Why: pure fun. Though it might be lost on the kids coming to collect their candy.

3. The Halloween theory of social media, from Richard Bailey’s PR Studies.

Why: you could let social media say “boo” to you. Or not. Up to you.

4. The 5 scariest things to tell a PR firm, by John Terrill on SpeakerBox’s The Sounding Board.

5. Why: part of the problem with PR is that businesses still don’t understand what we do. And that leads to stuff like this.

6. How to run a fearless small business by Taylor Lindstrom at Copyblogger.

Why: especially for my friends (and foes) who run small businesses. Take heart, not howls.

7. Let’s Halloween up PR, by, er, me.

Why: if we don’t enjoy what we do, what’s the point?

Image: YiYing Lu via Flickr, Creative Commons

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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