Category: Galli Gripes

February 11, 2018
Galli Gripes: Stop Faking the Funk

If I had a dollar for every time I have wanted to delete my Facebook profile, I would be a very wealthy woman.  Working in social media has made that impossible, so I suck it up and do very little personal Facebooking. When I see a newsfeed crowded with outrageous political opinions or inaccurate, false […]

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January 21, 2018
Galli Gripes: Why I Gripe

You may have noticed (or not, whatever) that I have my own section of the #Strella blog called Galli Gripes.  Some of you might wonder why I gripe. What makes me so special? The short answer is because my content takes a different tone than the average #Strella blog. I can explain, but we’re going […]

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December 17, 2017
Galli Gripes: The 12 Gripes of Christmas

Believe it or not, I have few gripes when it comes to the holidays. I love everything about the season - the lights, the food, the togetherness.  However, given my personality, there are still things that drive me crazy during the holidays.  Here are my 12 gripes of Christmas… A Rude Person in a Pear […]

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October 22, 2017
Galli Gripes: 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 […]

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September 24, 2017
Galli Gripes: 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 […]

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August 27, 2017
Galli Gripes: #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 […]

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July 23, 2017
Galli Gripes: 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 […]

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June 25, 2017
Galli Gripes: 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, […]

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May 21, 2017
Galli Gripes: 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 […]

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