12 Saturday Shares: Work Life Balance, Our Lives Online, Practical Skills, Publishing and Communications in a Busy World

After posting 20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger last week, I realized that I haven’t done #13, “practices link love weekly” in a long time, so below are links to 12 blog posts and articles that caught my attention this week. I’ve organized them into four buckets:

  • Reflections about Work Life Balance and Our Lives Online
  • Practical Skills for Work and Life
  • Communications Strategies for a Busy World
  • Reflections on Publishing

I hope you find some nuggets here that interest you.

Heart of LeavesReflections about Work Life Balance and Our Lives Online

Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs to Change by Beth Kanter on Beth’s Blog

“To be an effective change maker you need to take care of yourself.”

My Distraction Sickness – and Yours by Andrew Sullivan for New York Magazine

I’d begun to fear that this new way of living was actually becoming a way of not-living.”

Three Warning Signs That Your Personal Branding Has Gone Too Far by Susan Bond on Fast Company

“You don’t have to follow someone else’s path or the expectations social media tends to set for us.”

fall leavesPractical Skills for Work and Life

7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator by Cody Sigel and Tracy Wright on Beth’s Blog

“Get to know your participants, and go beyond just assessing their skill and knowledge level.”

Being Heard in Community: Reform Your Listening Skills by Pixie Lighthorse

“Put away media and remember that eye contact counts when listening.”

4 Ways to Run Status Meetings with Your Remote Team that Actually Work by Elise Keith on the Lucid Meetings blog

This silent reading moment ensures everyone read the updates and helps focus the group.

10 Ways to Discern if Your Idea is Worth Sticking With by Jennifer Louden

” What kind of support would make this more fun?”

Understanding Feedback by Tara Mohr

“The Power Practice I share here is a powerful one for recovering from difficult feedback of any kind, whether you got that feedback last week or ten years ago (and it still haunts you).”

red fall leavesCommunications Strategies for a Busy World

5 Ways to Connect Despite Election Frenzy by Nancy Schwartz on Getting Attention

“Show your people they can count on your organization to build the kind of country and community in which they want to live.”

Want People to Share Your Story? Stop Making It So Hard! Do This Instead by Kerri Karvetski via Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications blog

“Create a dedicated page on your website for shareable graphics and quotes.”

red fall leafReflections on Publishing

10 Awful Truths about Book Publishing by Steven Piersanti, President, Berrett-Koehler Publishers

“Most book marketing today is done by authors, not by publishers.”

15 Lessons from 15 Years of Blogging by Anil Dash

“Always write for the moment you’re in.”


What have you read recently that piqued your curiosity?

juicy-blogging-long-logoThe next session of the Juicy Blogging E-Course: The Art & Play of Blogging is October 3-31, 2016.

Photos by me.

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