Offline is fine

in , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oh, no! It's raining! That was my first thought when I woke up this morning. Not that I'm anti-rain, I usually love the rain ( just not big, nasty storms, thank you). I didn't want it to rain for entirely personal reasons.

I was meeting a dear friend for coffee, something we vowed we'd do over the summer, but never quite managed with our busy lives. I was hoping we could sit outside at the coffee shop, but in the end, inside was just fine! I got to meet my dear friend at a new place and meet new people in my neighborhood.

 I was networking, without even thinking about it that way. Sometimes we have to get off our computers my friends! I know, I hear you, social media is on every ones lips these days ( even mine as I pick up consulting jobs in social media), but read on and you'll see why offline is fine too! 

There is a great article about this over at:

It's a worthy read. I'd love for you to share with me your tips on how you balance networking on and offline.

Oh, and the sugar free almond latte was almost as good as catching up with my friend!

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  1. I need more offline time starting before noon! I've been deleting emails in 'blocks' lately just to get offline.

    For me it's just shutting the lid on the laptop and walking away....or I don't get away!

  2. Hi Donna,

    I am nodding my head in agreement with you as I look at the volume of emails I've got. You my friend, are # 38 of 11,188! This is just my account, then there's the family and hubby's business accounts.
    I have my oldest sit and delete sometimes because she thinks it's fun. I give her a key to use ( ie. department stores etc)!
    I'm so by the book though, my manners dictate that I have to at least read the partial message from senders who use a name rather than just a business. Which I have to be careful with as well, because alot of times they are direct pitches to do reviews.
    Then I find myself "starring" and putting in folders to look at offline and formulate responses.
    Emails can eat up an entire morning if I let them.
    Glad I'm not the only one wearing these shoes. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you have a great day and weekend!


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