Your Curated Awesome for 10.25.13

small-business-social-media-consultingThis Friday, we’ve got some news on Twitter and a whole slew of links that relate to how I want to live my life. In short, I want to be awesome by getting extra sleep and some down time. What lets you be awesome?

  1. Twitter Allows DMs from any User In a move that seems directly related to its IPO, Twitter now allows you to receive Direct Messages (DMs) from any user. Relax! For now, at least, this option is completely on an opt-in basis. We’ll see if that lasts.
  2. Twitter DMs no longer allowing links? When any new technology is released, there’s bound to be some bugginess (yes, that’s a word. It means the tech has bugs.) So this news that Twitter DMs are no longer allowing links could be a move to combat spam or it could be a bug in their new code. What do you think?
  3. Introvert’s Guide to Business Travel As an introvert, I often find myself exhausted by small talk. I love meeting new people and the interesting perspectives they have to offer but am completely drained at the end of a conference. These tips for weathering business travel seemed both helpful and achievable.
  4. Permission to be Awesome On any given day, we can choose to be crabby or we can choose to be awesome instead. How are you making an impact on the lives of those around you?
  5. Huge, Hidden Benefits of an Extra Hour of Sleep I’m tired of being busy and overtired. It seems like it’s been a battle for years now to get everything done and not feel like a zombie. At my husband’s suggestion, I’ve spent the last week going to be earlier (which means giving up some non-essential to-dos) and I feel GREAT. Which made me feel very smug when reading this article about the benefits of getting an extra hour of sleep. Now, to keep it up.

One Additional Link:

Things You Shouldn’t Tell Anyone at Work I found this article interesting because I adamantly don’t agree with some of these points. While I think professionalism needs to be a mainstay of the work place, I also think we all need to be able to be human. Balance and tolerance are key on all sides. What do you think? Am I wrong here?

Happy Friday Folks! If you’ve read anything great this week, pass it along and it may be featured in a future round up.


  1. Nikki

    It’s hard not to share the intimate details of your personal life with your co-workers when you are with them it seems more than your family. However, I somewhat agree with the article that sharing these details can pass judgment onto others. It never fails if I talk about how I’m struggling to discipline my child or how crazy Christmas will be this year, I feel somewhat inadequate afterwards.

    • KLZ

      I think it’s important to know which co-workers you can share which things with, Nikki. Although, as with any relationships, that may not always play out the way you think.

  2. Amanda Austin

    From experience, a little humanity goes a long way. I know nothin g– zero, nada — about my boss and I’m less likely to think positively of him sometimes as a result…not in a disrespectful way, know what i mean.

    • KLZ

      I’m a fan of humanity. Although I should say I’m a fan of us all allowing each other to be human – which includes accepting differences. That can be a tricky balance.

  3. Rachel

    I very much look forward to your curated content each Friday (in addition to your normal posts, of course) because it never fails there will be multiple articles I want to read and learn a lot from. Keep up the good work!

    • Admin

      Thank you so much! We really appreciate that feedback!

      Have a great Friday!


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