Friday Quick Hits: You May Get Rick Rolled, but in a Totally Awesome Way (Promise)

Hola everyone and welcome to another Friday. We’re sharing not only some of the best blog reads the week, but also some other cool happenings and projects going on out there in the community. Enjoy, and feel free to share some great stuff you ran into this week in the comments below!

GREAT READS YOU MAY (OR MAY NOT) HAVE MISSED

The Importance of Serving Your Customers Well | Blake Sunshine talks about the importance of customer service in today’s world, and in my opinion, solid service trumps price, even within our current economic situation.

Warning: Your Major is Not a Flotation Device | Nicole over at Ms. Career Girl writes a great piece, driving home the point that you’ll forever hold yourself back if your clinging to your major – and that it’s important to understand that a major doesn’t define your path.

An Unconventional Guide to Movement | Melissa kicks it off with a quote from yours  truly, and leaves you with the simple message that, at the end of the day, you just gotta’ write – don’t over-think it. If you love doing it – do it, that’s all that matters.

Offline: Where the Magic Happens | Short and sweet – Jackie Adkins talks about the importance of taking things offline (I strongly encourage it both personally and professionally).

The Forgotten Art of Research | Recently, David Spinks and I both wrote about the importance (or lack there of) when it comes to the “truth” of online content these days. Taking it a step further, David asks, “What’s happened to research”? A valid question – and it’s something I believe all of us will have to get much more comfortable with in the future as our readers demand more substance, and less “flash” and “buzz”.

COOL SHIZ (IN OTHER WORDS, LIGHTEN UP AND ENJOY YOURSELVES WITH THESE LINKS)

New York Subway Gets Rick Rolled | Acapella. Rick Astley. New York Subway…Umm, awesome?

The Appreciation Revolution is Back | That’s right, Samantha Karol is bringing back the Appreciation Revolution for another round of…well, appreciation. Get on board and get involved with this awesome undertaking over at at Sam’s place.

The Plunge Project | Say goodbye o PRettySocial and hello to Nicole V’s new venture, ‘The Plunge Project’. If you’re in the midst of wedding planning (I’m less than a month away from the big day) or think you’ll be joining our club soon, keep tabs on Nicole’s new site.

Beyond the Pedway a Year Later | Tim Jahn has been doing some great things here in Chicago for the past year showcasing some of the most innovative and creative companies in the city. If you haven’t already, check out Beyond the Pedway today!


10 Responses
  • bcromlish Reply

    Man, I hate getting Rick Rolled haha. Those people did NOT look pleased. That was for sure in the AM.

  • Jen Reply

    I know I'm the only loser in the world who loves Rick Astley (ok, love is a strong word, but I do like him- yes I'm old). That was the coolest Rick Roll though! They have some skills. :) Happy Friday, I'm off to check the links you suggest!

  • Matt Cheuvront Reply

    Haha, I would have loved to had been there. Makes me want to join an acapella group (even thought I can't sing for shit). Have a good weekend buddy!

  • Matt Cheuvront Reply

    I honestly don't know another Rick Astley song (I'm young, lol). But it's a classic, that's for sure. Would to have loved to have been on that Subway train. Have a great weekend!

  • David Spinks Reply

    Appreciate it Matt. Hope you killed it this week.

  • Tim Jahn Reply

    I'm a huge fan of people brightening up other people's days with situations like that Rick Roll subway video. If you haven't already, check out Improv Everywhere – amazing stuff. One of my dream jobs is to get paid to do things like that (or to have a hidden camera prank show…)

    Thanks for the shout, buddy. Looking forward to another great year. :)

  • Theresa Reply

    I was rockin' in my chair to that video. That was great! I hope that happens next week when I got to NY! :)

  • Matt Cheuvront Reply

    Back 'atcha buddy – hope you had a great week!

  • Matt Cheuvront Reply

    Yep – that whole “Surprise & Delight” idea I wrote about last year (and featured your video with the Chicago Street Musicians) – something little like that can have a bit impact on the day/week/whatever for someone. Have a good weekend man.

  • Matt Cheuvront Reply

    Heading to NY eh? Jealous (never been – need to get myself there ASAP). Have a great weekend and a great trip next week!

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