suitcasesLike all good things, my vacation (such as it was, I didn’t go anywhere but needed to take some time off, which I did… mostly) must come to an end.

Since I was on vacation, I didn’t do very much online. And, as a result, my Google Reader has been mostly untouched. So there is a lot for me to catch up on.

As I do so, here are seven posts I wanted to share with you:

1. 10 reasons why we [puppets] hate Facebook from Glove and Boots.

Why: apparently this is going viral, but I just saw it, and it’s pretty funny. But I’m not going to stop posting reason #2!

2. A few words about my death, by The JackB.

Why: it’s tough to really stop and think about death. Jack gets you thinking.

3. There are boundaries in blogging, also by The JackB.

Why: because he’s right.

4. Following the dream, by Brian Meeks.

Why: because there’s always a way to follow a dream.

5. Make Google+ look more like Facebook, from Mashable.

Why: I almost never include posts from sites like Mashable, but I guess this might be something folks find useful. However, my first reaction was, “Why?” I know. Ironic.

6. Tool Time Friday: TinEye, from Free Traffic Tips.

Why: this is VERY cool.

7. People don’t converse: they comment. Big difference, by Valeria Maltoni.

Why: if you’ve been struggling with the “noise” in social media, this is for you.

What posts have you found interesting recently? And I will be catching up on blog comments, etc., tomorrow… so if you’ve been wondering at my silence, do be patient just a little longer… thank you!

Image: nep 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?
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