Coming in 2014: More Internet Opinions

Posted in Writing on January 21st, 2014 by Marie Connelly – Be the first to comment

In my last post, I mentioned that some good things have come from sharing my opinions on the internet: I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with outstanding people, I’ve made hilarious friends, and have generally just had a great time.

This year, I’ve been presented with two incredible opportunities: to write a monthly post for The Pastry Box Project, and to join the lovely folks at A List Apart as blog editor.

In a somewhat serendipitous coincidence of timing, my first post for A List Apart was published yesterday, and my first thought for The Pastry Box appeared today. I hope you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them, and I hope you’ll add both sites to your reading lists, if they’re not in heavy rotation already—both are exceptional publications for anyone who works on, or cares about, the web.

My Orange Coat of Internet Opinions

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10th, 2013 by Marie Connelly – 1 Comment

A few years ago, I would probably rather have died than wear an orange coat.


Because people would see me.

This is, obviously, both hyperbolic and absurd.

Of course I wouldn’t have turned down the orange coat if a big plate of death was sitting over in column B.

Still, I probably wouldn’t have accepted a free, puffy orange coat from a friend moving to warmer …

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In Defense of Comments

Posted in Community Management, Social Listening, Social Media on August 19th, 2013 by Marie Connelly – 17 Comments

You’ve heard it a million times: don’t read the comments.

It’s my least favorite of internet mantras (perhaps second only to if you build it, they will come, but more on that some other time) because it dismisses a huge swath of internet participation, and prevents us from realizing the potential of what comments can be – making it all that much easier to …

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Adventures in Email Marketing

Posted in Community Management, Email Marketing, Social Media on April 29th, 2013 by Marie Connelly – Be the first to comment

Well, thanks for the recommendation, I suppose -


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