All work and no play makes for some cranky Twittering, right? I went on a vacation last week, had lots of fun and enjoyed a much-needed break from work. (Now I started drafting this blog post during some downtime but that was my silly choice.)
I get by with a little help…
Friends are the awesomest thing ever. Right after oxygen, the Internets and naps. I’m lucky to have a great network of professionals as part of my community to pinch-hit when needed.
- This year I have met the fantabulous Jenn Whinnem who was kind enough to guest blog for me. She shared an interview with Steve Lettieri of Killer Minnow, a great social media success story for small business. You should read it. Really, read it now!
- One of my go to colleagues is Kathryn Dawal another solo designer here in Atlanta with whom I’ve worked for years. At last count I owe her about five lunches. I have not needed her to step in with a project but so comforting to know she is there.
Falling back without falling behind
I felt a little cheated getting that “extra” hour of sleep whilst on vacation, but you know, umbrella cocktails made it better.
So that I wouldn’t stress about falling behind, I had my to do list set before I left, making sure there was someone to mind my Solo PR store. Blog, tweet, client projects. Check, check, check.
In Cozumel I found a nice shopping center with pretty iMacs just waiting for me. No line, no waiting, and free. I was told I broke the sound barrier running at them, but hey .. I made it five or six whole days without Internet!!! Like to see you do it. Anyhoodle … I caught up on emails, trashed a bunch of junk, replied to a few blog comments, that sort of thing.
Back at work
One of the biggest parts of my day is reading: blog posts, monitoring and tracking info for clients, following news, emails and pitches. No way to read everything I missed last week (listening to the PRapalooza podcast), so one of my first stops now that I’m back to the wired world has been checking a few of my favorite lists of the top PR and Social Media posts.
Anything else a must read from last week? Tell me.