Galli Gripes


My Top Five Pet Peeves in Social Media

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Oct 2017

My Top Five Pet Peeves in Social Media

In case you’ve missed my past Gripes, you should know that a lot of stuff annoys me.  In general, I’m incensed by traffic jams, bad manners, closed-minded individuals, and group texts.  I’m also a social media manager, which means I spend time on social channels to earn my paycheck.  It’s my job to check on my clients’ pages, however, this means I also must sign...

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Flexing Angry Customer Internet Muscles

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Sep 2017

Flexing Angry Customer Internet Muscles

Let me ask you a question, if I may.  If you won a contest and were about to get a product, ranging anywhere from $10-20 for free, would you complain about paying $3-4 for shipping?  Probably not, right?  Hello, the item is free!  In case you’re wondering, this is a real-world example of the type of things social media managers deal with on a regular...

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#Stop #Overusing #Hashtags

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Aug 2017

#Stop #Overusing #Hashtags

It seems daily that I’m asked about hashtags: what are they and what are they supposed to do? I try to provide a simplistic answer to avoid confusing the folks who don’t fully grasp the concept of social media. Essentially, a hashtag is a way of grouping similar topics.  If you were to type in #isntthisanumbersign, you’d see all the posts with that particular hashtag,...

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The Reality of Vacations for Social Media Managers

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Jul 2017

The Reality of Vacations for Social Media Managers

For some people, vacation means a getaway from everything – your job, your house, and your standard way of life.  It means packing up the family car or hopping a plane to some fantastic destination while leaving everything behind.  For me, and other social media managers, it does include the amazing locale, but not the escapism that is typically associated with a vacation. For about...

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What Am I Paying For?

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Jun 2017

What Am I Paying For?

I’ve gotten used to defending my job.  When I tell people I manage social media accounts, I usually get a look akin to asking a pug if they’d like to go on a walk (head tilted to the side with a look of excitement mixed with confusion).  What I have not grown accustomed to, however, is the incredibly awkward moment when a client asks, “what...

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