Galli Gripes


#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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Stop With the Politics Already

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May 2017

Stop With the Politics Already

Never before have two things gone less hand in hand than social media and politics.  This past election started a virtual social media storm that just keeps going on and on and on…well you get the idea.  As someone whom was taught to never discuss politics or religion in mixed company, Facebook and Twitter have me screaming, “stop with the politics already!” I do understand...

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Easter Weekend Shenanigans: Social Media, Beauty and the Beast, Angry Parents and Dancing Girls

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Apr 2017

Easter Weekend Shenanigans: Social Media, Beauty and the Beast, Angry Parents and Dancing Girls

One of my favorite past times is attending movies in the theater, even once I get past the commitment of $62 for just the tickets and a drink.  However, going to the movies is a bit more challenging with the continued popularity of social media. People go see movies that have been relentlessly hyped via Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram and then they come home...

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