For those of us in the U.S., we are heading into the Memorial Day weekend, and the unofficial start of summer. Some of you might be taking vacations that are kicked off by the long weekend, and some of you might be making a weekend getaway … like me. No, I’m not telling you where I’m going, it’s a getaway!
I can’t tell you how excited I am … I haven’t had a vacation in almost six months and I need a few days off.
Let me repeat that, with periods for emphasis.
I. Need. A. Few. Days. Off.Shonali Burke | Tags: blogging schedule, memorial day, taking a break | Comments (3)
I don’t do a lot of book reviews here at WUL. For one thing, most business books are dreary reads (yes, I said it), and dreary reads are, for me, slow ones. Which means that the time I spend reading a book to (potentially) give it a review is time I could have spent doing something else… either working on my business, or doing something fun.
Opinions do not a critique make
The other reason is that I don’t think of myself as a book critic. That may seem a weird thing to say, at a time when most people seem to pride themselves on being some kind of critic (or so you’d think, judging by their Facebook posts), and we’re all being encouraged to post our own reviews of this site, and that site, and this book, and that book… why look, what a democratized world we live in! Our opinions matter! But opinions are one thing, informed critiques are another. At least, in my world they are.
This is probably why I don’t get asked to do a lot of book reviews. It’s not that I don’t share my opinion of books, occasionally I do. And today I’m going to do just that. Aren’t you lucky?!Communication, Resources, Shonali Burke, Social Media | Tags: andrea weckerle, book review, CiviliNation, civility in the digital age, conflict resolution, kami watson huyse, reputation management | Comments (2)
Can you believe WUL celebrated its fourth birthday earlier this year? I didn’t make a big deal about it as I’ve done in years past, because… well, I don’t know why.
But I should have, because in a world where blogs come and go (as so much else does), I’m proud that WUL is still around. Four years may as well be four decades in our world of instant gratification!
Those of you who’ve been with WUL from the beginning have seen how it’s changed. The only thing that is more or less the same is the theme I started with (and I love it too much to let it go… for now…) and which, incidentally, influenced the look and feel of my business site once that was set up. There’s just something about the little bird that I love, and that I don’t want to let go of.Blogging, Shonali Burke | Tags: blog survey, waxing and waning | Comments (13)