SuperPost Sunday – Weekly Roundup #15

paperboy SuperPost Sunday   Weekly Roundup #15It is with great pleasure that I present you with the incredibly smart and funny, Gini Dietrich from Spin Sucks who was kind and fabulous enough to step in and write this week’s introduction to my SuperPost Sunday :).

If you ask me, I think she kicked ass. And I know I’d love to see her do these more often – if she’ll oblige, that is ;).

Thank you Gini. I’m  honored to have your wise words of wit and wisdom on nittyGriddy.

Hello my lovelies!

Do I get to say that even though I’m not Griddy? (Editor’s note: Absolutely you do!)

This crazy woman doesn’t sleep. I swear! I don’t know how she does it. She must sleep all day, but what I do know is I’m always at work until 4 a.m. her time and she’s still Skype-ing me. And speaking of Skype – she can make me laugh really hard via a few instant messages.

This week? Damn You Auto Correct. Definitely check it out, but only when you have about an hour of your life to waste. It is some funny, funny stuff, especially if you have an iPhone. Go ahead. Check it out. We’ll wait an hour for you to come back.

Back? Funny, right?

As I type this, Griddy is saying adieu to some friends so she asked me to step in and write the intro. While I’m not as, um, verbose nor as clever as she, it’s a great honor to give you this Sunday’s SuperPosts on all things Social Media, Blogging Tips, SEO, Internet Marketing, Traffic Building, Online Money Making Tools and more.

But before I go, be sure to ask Griddy about four ways (and don’t you dare delete this, Ingrid!). It’s fun to watch her get all flustered.

(Editor’s note: So strange – I have no clue what she’s talking about here lol)

May your week be full of wine, cheese, shoes, and happy reading!

Social Media

I saw a video from @chrispirillo on Youtube where a viewer asked Chris whether Facebook or Twitter will die first? His respond to that question was that Facebook will die first. The reason to that was…

Memo To: Social media gurus Re: Stop making up language. It’s hurting my brain From: PR pros and internal communicators. We love you. You know we do. You have done so much for the industry. You write research reports that change how we look…

I haven’t been useful in a while so I’m thinking, it’s about time to throw some tips and tricks your way. As many of you know, I started to work for  Paratus Communications in London. The lovely  Adam Vincenzini and I do all the digital stuff…

You should know by now how much of a facebook fanatic I am.  Since last year, I have not been blogging much about other social media apps except facebook. Well this week, I decided to do them justice by introducing you…

Blogging Tips

Everyone knows how important branding is and we recognize Coca Cola, Mercedes or Apple in a split second. Brand is basically an identity that can take different forms like logos, names, colors or slogans. But not only that…

I’m a little freaked about this post.  I’m afraid people will read only the blog headline and get out their pitchforks and torches.  So please glance at least a few more sentences before hitting the comment section, OK…

We see them come and we see them go, bloggers and internet marketers. It’s an international dream isn’t it? Start a website, stick some ads on it, sit back and cash in! Eh, wrong answer! I have built several businesses over the last 3 years…

Since I started this blog in April 2009, there have been a number of resources that have played an integral role in the growth of my blog and all of my social media efforts at my day job running Flightster. Every product below…

I’m not your average “status update” (linkless) type of tweeter. Most of my tweets are retweets of awesome content that I’ve run across. I still take time to engage and interact with others by joining conversations and responding…

If there’s two things I’ve learned since first starting my online business journey, it’s this: 1. Your About page will be one of your most viewed pages on your site. 2. Your About page is not about you, it’s about those looking to find out more about you…

You’re supposed to have a stiff upper lip…right? Remember, you blog for you and no one else.  The thrill of writing is the reward.  Only self-centered, fame-hungry, glory hounds care about comments and retweets.  Right? Well, not quite…

Internet Marketing

This blog post might make some people mad. And that’s okay. This is my blog, and I have the right to express my opinion, right? icon razz SuperPost Sunday   Weekly Roundup #15 I wanted to take the time to talk about a few of those really popular internet marketing/blogging fads…

I haven’t posted for a little while, because I have been really busy doing important things. But I’m presented with a problem. When I don’t post, my traffic tends to drop. I get traffic from Google, of course, which is New Traffic…

Design blogs are a shining example of masterful ways to generate viral buzz and traffic; there’s a lot that we, as bloggers and business owners, can learn from them. This post is about some of the amazing ideas you can take…

Online Money Making Tools

My readers know that I tell it like it is. And, I’m about to do it again. … Because I get asked questions fairly often, and sometimes those questions make me want to bash my head up against the wall. The typical template of that question goes something like this….


This past weekend, I went to a movie theatre in Santa Monica to take in a viewing of True Grit with my friend Tim. Upon arrival, I had to hit the ladies’ room. I walked in and began the push door open glance WTF – next stall routine until I found…

Jamey breaks right, spins back left, cross over dribble, pushes inside… the clock is ticking… 5 seconds to go…. down 2… dribbles back out to the three-point line, fakes left, back right… pulls up, releases the shot…

There’s a lot of talk about relationships in business, and how to make business more human. There’s also a lot of talk about how businesses need to be more like friends, and treat people the way you would your friends…

I had the great opportunity to get a sneak peek of Chain of Life 2.0 a few weeks ago and several weeks to ponder the impact of it in the San Ramon Valley Community (and beyond for that matter). I was attending some of the afternoon…

Your fired! What would you feel/think if you heard this? Afraid or relieved? Angry or excited? There have been many people in the last few years that have taken a ride on this roller coaster and are now back in the game,  while some are still struggling…

Uh oh. Edelman is in trouble again…this time over a media request from Ragan about Best Buy On. Mark Ragan, who most of you know if you’re in the PR industry, asked one of his reporters to contact Best Buy to interview them about their new…

I’m changing the way I record my daily blogging diary. Go check out the last entry or two to see the new format. Tomorrow’s my birthday (I’m 25!) and I’ll be getting ready for a trip to Seattle, so I don’t really…

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Ingrid Abboud aka 'Griddy' is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. For one, I'm a Social Media enthusiast with a tremendous passion for writing and blogging. I'm also a pretty cool Copywriter but a more serious MarCom Consultant. But most of all, I'm the proud owner and driving force behind - A Kinda Social Media Journal with Net News & more.

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  • Aaron Lee

    Bring out the champagne! I made it here! woot!
    Thanks for including my blog post!

    More hugs for you for sure. Checking some that I missed and retweeting this

    • Ingrid Abboud

      LOL Aaron :)

      And woot right back at ya my friend.
      The champagne is already out and chilling in the ice bucket hehe.

      Your post was excellent and very thought-provocative. But then again – they usually are :).

      Hope you find some good reads here.

      I just published my first ever Bring IT! post. It’s a type of “Ask the Readers” series that I started today and that will take place every Wednesday.

      Feel free to share your many pennies.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great week.


  • Web Content Writing

    Hey Ingrid,

    Good stuff! I’m new to your blog, and I just wanted to swing by and tell you that I read two posts of yours and they were really good.

    It’s not like one of those dreary marketing blogs with information packed in paragraphs.. this stuff is interesting! Thanks!


    • Ingrid Abboud

      HI Jimmy and welcome :)

      I appreciate you taking the time to leave that kind and encouraging comment.
      I’m glad you like what you see here and that my posts don’t fall under the “dreary” category lol ;). I do my best to keep them entertaining all while providing some useful information.

      I look forward to seeing you here more often.

      I just published my first Bring IT! post of my new “Ask the Readers” type series. Feel free to share your pennies.

      Thanks again

  • Anonymous

    You have a new name Ingrid “The Queen of Curation” these summaries are simply amazing. Thanks for the effort, it’s nice to spot some I read and more importantly many I missed.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      LOL Joe,
      I think I can easily get use to that name :). Love it and thank you!

      As much as I like to know that people have read some of these – just goes to show that we have the same tastes lol – it’s even better to know that I can introduce you to a few that you haven’t. After all, that’s part of the point.

      I’m glad you like these roundups and I hope you find some time to check out the few that you hadn’t come across yet. Some great reads in here – including yours of course :).

      Always a pleasure to have you here Mr. Hackman. I look forward to seeing your thoughts here tomorrow for the first session/question of my new series – Bring IT!

      Have a great day.

      PS – thanks again for my new and very cool name 😉

      • Anonymous

        It was my pleasure :)

  • Ben

    Hey Ingrid – another very interesting list of links here :) I’m curious, how do you go about selecting the posts for your weekly round-up? I’ve often wanted to do this, but I worry I’ll be linking to the same blogs week after week. A bit like when I make a mix CD – I only listen to so many artists :)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Ben,
      Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment :).

      To answer your question (at least I hope):

      I actually start this roundup as soon as I press publish on the one before.
      As you can imagine we come across a ton of articles on the net each week. I try to select the 20 or so (sometimes less, sometimes more) that had some kind of impact on me or that I think will be useful in some way to my readers. The article can be funny or entertaining, it can be insightful, it can a list of useful tools, an interview with an up and coming blogger, a thought-provoking piece, etc…

      Basically, it’s an article that I came across during that particular week (although it could have been written at an earlier time) that I saw fit to be included here. Most of the time, I will have also commented on the article (not always) but will have RT’d it at some point.

      It also has to fit into one the categories many categories that I cover or follow (social media, blogging tips, internet marketing, online money making tools, SEO and so forth) – If it doesn’t fit into one of these, then I have the MishMash category that I plug it in.

      Needless to say this roundup takes quite a bit of time to do (it’s a week long process) – and you can only imagine how many tabs I have open on my screen lol. But I do love doing this series and I try my best to find things that both me and my readers will enjoy somehow.

      You’ll often find recurring authors here (because there are many that I read on a daily basis who just truly write or produce some fantastic content) – although I do make sure to go around the blogosphere as much as I can in order to mix things up. Again – long process, time consuming, but well worthwhile.

      I hope this answers your question somehow.

      I would definitely encourage you to do this – if you have the time that is. Plus it’s always nice to have a list of some of your favs saved on your blog for future references.

      Best of luck if you do decide to start one of these series – but either way – I do look forward to seeing you around these parts more often. I hope you’ve found some that are useful to you here.

      If you have any other questions – please don’t hesitate to ask.

      Have a good week.

      Then of course – I add a little fun or witty intro ;).

  • Antonia Harler

    Errrrrm wahoooooot *dance* I totally made it on here! Thanks Ingrid :)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      LOL Antonia
      I’m kinda curious to see what the “wahooooot dance” looks like now hehe.

      My pleasure Ms. Social Glitz. That was a very useful post to read and bookmark for future reference. Thanks for sharing.


  • Rick LaPoint

    Once again, a wonderful Roundup. And I don’t mean that in a Monsanto sort of way.

    My handlers don’t let me out much, so I rely on you to bring me all the important stuff :-). That way I know where to go visit and learn and comment when I manage to sneak away.

    If it wasn’t for people like you, I would have no idea what was going on out there :-)

    Thanks Ingrid.

    Oh, and btw, thanks a Million Fiat $ for including me in your list too!


    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hola Mr. La Point

      I’m just lovin’ these nice and witty comments of yours :). Thank you.

      I know you only have little time when you do manage to sneak away and therefore wouldn’t want you to waste too much of it running around – that’s actually exactly why I do these roundups Rick – for you and people like you who have handlers hehehe.

      Now there’s obviously a ton more great pieces that I’ve missed but these are a good start. I hope you’ll find them useful in some way. I found them to be all great reads – as usual lol.

      It’s a pleasure to have your post here – and I’m sure many more in the future. Keep writing the way you do and sharing your insight and perspectives and you may tire of seeing your name in these roundups of mine ;).

      Oh, and you’re welcome. I truly appreciate your million Fiat $. I will start spending them now lol.

      Have a great week.

  • Amberly Mauszycki

    Hi Ingrid! New to your blog, but I am loving your SuperPost Sunday! Look forward to all your awesome posts! :)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      HI Amberly and welcome :)

      Great of you to stop by and leave those kind words. Glad you’re enjoying this SuperPost series of mine. I publish it every Sunday.

      Hope you’ll find other articles in here that you’ll enjoy.
      Looking forward to seeing you around these parts more often.


  • Amberly Mauszycki

    Hi Ingrid! New to your blog, but I am loving your SuperPost Sunday! Look forward to all your awesome posts! :)

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  • Howie at Sky Pulse Media

    OK I didnt agree with Aaron Lee. But maybe when he reads my comment he will think and rewrite his conclusion. My call is that the Nitty Griddy Blog long outlasts both Twitter and Facebook and one day starts sending the most excellent cheesecakes to every reader.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      I actually went and read your comment there as well and replied. I wasn’t familiar with Beluga – it seems like an interesting concept. Thanks for brining it to my attention. I will surely check it out when I revert back to using an iPhone.

      Until then, I love your idea of nittyGriddy outlasting both hahaha. Now if only I can get half the world to read this blog – I sure as heck wouldn’t mind lol. And yes, the day that happens – cheesecakes and more will be on the house ;).

  • Michele Welch

    Did I ever tell you how cool you are? Just in case, I haven’t lately, well… you are a pretty cool cat. Thanks for the link luv…truly appreciate it.

    Some real goodies this week. The article by Mark Schaefer sounds particularly interesting… he always has an interesting take on things.

    OK, gotta gets to reading. Ciao for now. 😉

    • Ingrid Abboud

      I really wanna’ lie and say “no” just so I can hear you say that again hahaha. I love hearing what a cool cat I am lol ;).

      Thank you Michele for always having such a super comment. And your post was spot on!

      You can never go wrong with Mark Schaefer. I just love his intelligent takes and the way he words them all. An excellent writer with a a great mind.

      Hope you enjoy these. Tons of goodies indeed.

      Cheers Michele

  • Howie at Sky Pulse Media

    I am looking forward to Aaron Lee’s post on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook is going to die. Twitter is going to become like SMS imbedded in gadgets. Like toasters and BBQ Grills just you watch.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      It’s definitely a very interesting read and take on the both. Not sure how I feel about either dying any time soon though.

      Oh, and your observations are quite avant-garde eh? lol

      Thanks Howie – always great to have you share your input here.

  • Danny Brown

    So this is what happens when you two ladies get together? Maybe that four-way should have happened after all… 😉

    Solid round-up, Gini – now about these guest posts…

    • Ingrid Abboud

      We’re a good pair. She writes the cool and fun intro and I do the labor work by finding the goodies LOL ;). But she sure as hell rocked it eh Danny?

      What’s all this four way talk? Maybe Troy knows cause it seems I’ve developed a sudden case of temporary amnesia or else that Gini lady is…;)

      Love havin’ ya hear Mr. Brown.

      Oh, and I’m already working on my GP for ya :).

    • Gini Dietrich

      DAMMIT! I told Griddy not to let you see this.

      • Ingrid Abboud

        Hey! It wasn’t my fault – i didn’t say anything – he saw it and commented yesterday. I don’t know how he found out about this series hehe.

        Plus, how the heck do I make this particular post invisible to just one man or IP address? 😉

        • Gini Dietrich

          You’re Griddy. You can do anything!

          • Ingrid Abboud

            Don’t start filling my head with non sense that I can so easily believe Gin. Cause my wings and cape or so ready to be unfolded and put to good use ;).

            “Queen of the World” haha. Sorry for steeling your thunder Leo.

  • Gini Dietrich

    What?! NO ONE has asked about the four way yet?? Hrumph.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Still no clue as to what you’re talking about here. Are you sure it was me? 😉 lol

      • Howie at Sky Pulse Media

        The four way Ingrid!

        • Ingrid Abboud

          Huh? What? Who?

  • James D. Burrell II

    I have to admit that I have consumed what could be considered unhealthy amounts of cough medicine today — some might describe my condition as being sick. Being sick is for cowards, but I did decide medicine might help. I stopped doing it by the recommended dosage when I lost the nifty plastic shot glass that comes with the bottle earlier in the afternoon. I mean, it just sits on the bottle. It’s asking to be lost. A stiff breeze could send it bounding God knows where. Not that stiff breezes frequent my house, just saying they could.

    So, please forgive any apparent loopiness.

    A) I want to thank you so much for including my post here. I’m pretty sure I’ve read every other post included here save 1, 3 or 6, and I certainly don’t deserve to be rubbing textual elbows with these folks, but I’ll take it. Flattered, really I am. The fact that I am beaming ear to ear, and I am only one of 15-20 bloggers you frequently do this for is telling for what kind of person you are. (Either 1) someone with an eye for a wonderfully written blog or ii) someone with a big hear or C) didn’t see this one coming? You’re both).

    2) I’m stunned that the Aunt who will not be named hasn’t publicly displayed the picture I drew for her earlier in the week. She said she’d hang it on the fridge but since she was busy helping you out doing a guest intro, I assume she was too busy and simply misplaced it or forgot. Either way, I forgive her. Honest mistake, I’m sure. Plus, she’s pretty awesome herself — don’t tell her I said that though. If knowledge got out that I was a softy, my image would be forever tarnished.

    3) I too hope everyone’s week is filled with wine, cheese, shoes and good reading. But mostly wine and shoes. I do love me a sleek pair of pumps. Functional, stylish, and powerful when the need to be.

    • Gini Dietrich

      First of all, IT IS ON MY FRIDGE. And, last I checked, Griddy’s blog is not my fridge. Because, if it were, it’d be full of yummy goodness right now for Pete the Tapeworm.

      • James D. Burrell II

        You know I only kid. I knew it was up there the whole time. Why? Because I have that much confidence in my ability to draw a pretty flower and because you told me you would, and you are an admirable lady who keeps her word. That’s why.

        Now that I’ve talked about high heels and drawing flowers on here tonight, I need to go do something manly to redeem myself. Off to wrestle grizzlies and replace my spark plugs at the same time.

        PS, I know not of this Pete the Tapeworm, and I’d prefer to keep it that way. My body is a microchip — anyone get that reference? Please…

        • Ingrid Abboud

          I believe Gini – Jamey. Ooo that’s a fun rhyming sentence to read – Gini – Jamey LOL.

          As for doing something manly now – like wrestling with grizzlies – I don’y know Jamey – I mean, you’ve already said the words cheese, wine and high heels in the same sentence. You drew a pretty flower and I dare not ask what lovely colors you used hehe.

          But heck – wrestle away!

          You know I’m kidding Jamey. We know you’re not a softy and that you’re as strong and manly as Hercules lol.

      • Ingrid Abboud

        Please feel free to use my blog as your fridge – you know how I love goodies :).
        Oh, and Jamey – yeah, we need to talk. She gets a drawing and I don’t? An explanation is in order I believe lol.

        • James D. Burrell II

          Well she was getting all upset last week because I mentioned “Snick” television (late nite Nickelodeon — Clarissa Explains it All, All That, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Pete & Pete, Salute Your Shorts, etc) yet assumed she wouldn’t pick up on the reference. So what better way to mend the ties that bind than a pretty picture? For all your viewing pleasure, I give you PS – worry not, I’ll get to work on yours sometime this week.

          • Ingrid Abboud


            Actually, I’m not sure Gini and I were born yet when those were playing. We’re 90’s babies remember ;)?

            Oooo I love drawings – thank you. But you don’t have to if you don’t want to. I plan on snagging Gini’s and changing the dedication to include my name hahaha. Kidding of course.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Well Jamey,

      It seems the cough medicine is working just fine for you – no loopiness in sight. Coherency, humor, kindness and wit is what I read – but what do I know eh? lol

      As for point A (or 1) that you made – Yes, I am both and thank YOU lol. But the reason your post is in here is because I loved reading it. It rang true and as my comment said on there – I wouldn’t have changed a word. So that my friend – has nothing to do with my kindness. It simply means that I thought your post should be viewed by as many people as possible and if I can help a little in pushing it then I’ll do just that.

      Now for your 2nd paragraph – Gini rocked the house with her introduction here :) but then again, I had no doubt she would. Now about that picture you drew for her. I’m coughing out loud for I don’t seem to recall receiving any picture from you – it must be cause you were dazed on Nyquil or that you were too busy and misplaced it or that you forgot – either way – I forgive you (for now) as I’m sure it’s an honest mistake haha (does this count as plagiarism?).

      I couldn’t agree more with what your week should be filled with. It seems you feel quite strongly about the shoes and therefore will not argue with you there – Gini and I are fans as well lol.

      Hope you get a chance to read the few articles that you haven’t already. I know I always say that – but they’re well worth the read. Great take-aways from each.

      Thanks for always bringing such kindness, fun and insight to your comments. It’s always a pleasure to read them and to reply :).

      Cheers Jamey
      PS – Hope you’re feeling better

  • Brankica U

    I made it!!!! Woooo hoooooo…. I love Twitter for sending me all these cool notifications. I love you two!!!!!!

    Ok, I mean how cool is this.

    Yeah, I can’t write anything smart cause I made it, SuperPost! It’s like shooting a Steel Challenge! I gotta drink something………

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Shhh you’re gonna wake up Roma Brankica lol ;).
      Oh boy, do I love reading Wooo Hoooo in my comment section. It can only mean a great thing!

      And your post was fantastic – that’s why it’s here and that’s why more of yours will be here in the future as well. You’re kicking ass in the blogosphere – whether in your blog, your GPs, your comments or your tweets.

      Way to go sharp shooter :).

      Now, a glass of H2O should do the trick haha.

      Thank you for that cool comment.
      I’m actually worried now about saying Cheers lol

  • Elise M

    Woohoo, I love getting into your SuperPost Sunday Weekly Roundups! I also enjoy how there’s a smiley face emoticon in my summary underneath my link hahaha.

    Great Roudup, as always. :) Thanks Ingrid!

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Well I just love your enthusiasm (and Brankica’s up there – I’m on my way to tell her that as well lol) Elise.

      You’re honestly doing a hell of a job over at your blog and always providing us with some great reads :).

      And yes, there is a smiley in your summary hehe cause well….i wouldn’t dare change a word of what you said in that post – the way you said it!

      Thanks for the kind words. Always a pleasure to see you here. Hope to see you this Wednesday for Bring IT!