It’s customary for me to write blog posts about publicity myself or my company receives because it’s important to thank the source and it’s also important to optimize your public relations effort for social media. In my most recent PR post about being featured doing Karaoke Yoga, I gave even more tips on how to make the most of any PR appearance. Other examples of my PR featured posts include my hat tip to NBC San Diego and I’ve blogged about my brief cameo on one of the most popular social media news sites, Mashable.
Friday morning, I was working away at my computer and my friend Jenn Hoffman posted a link on my Facebook: “20 Hottest Geek Girls of the Internet” from mandatory.com (Hence the “Mandatory” in this blog title). I click on the article and it immediately looked NSFW. Nevertheless I begin reading.
“Is it possible to find a woman who is sexy”, smart and a total interwebs geek? Of course. Mandatory scoured the web to find the 20 most unique, interesting, and unabashedly cool online personalities – with boobs! Beautiful bloggers, sexy social media mavens and our favorite twitter crushes who all have brains that are just as hot as their bodies. You may argue that some of these women don’t look like nerds, and you would be correct. That’s the point”.
To my absolute astonishment, I found myself on the list among many super smart, sexy and successful women like Jenna Marbles, my friend Jenn Hoffman (she was on the Apprentice!) and one of my favorite YouTubers, Natalie Tran. While I was extremely grateful for this feature, I was actually a little embarrassed and I quickly hid the link on my Facebook Timeline. Perhaps it’s because I was being recognized for something that had nothing to do with my career accomplishments. But then I realized, HEY, I really need to embrace this because it actually has everything to do with my career accomplishments. It even states in my blurb “from organizing networking events in her current hometown of San Diego to creating international seminars, Melodie has earned her nickname ‘Marketing Melodie‘ from her peers”. So I decided to tweet the link and now here turning this into a post thanking mandatory.com for giving me some great exposure and re-emphasizing social media PR tips for my readers.
Here’s my feature on the site:
And yes of course I was wondering, who even chooses these rankings and decides on the hottest, best, smartest, etc? For this piece, I was told it was chosen by the editors of the site. Ah, the beauty of having your own website or blog. You get to make up your own rules and post about whatever you’d like. Even if no one is reading! Find out who the 19 other hot geek girls are HERE.
One of my main points of sharing this post is to remind everyone to give thanks and a little recognition to sources who feature your work (unless of course it’s negative press and in that case you should have a strategy to address it). By being grateful for what life gives you, you’ll begin to notice that the world will conspire for you rather than against you to give you more of what you need. Remember for more insight on optimizing your PR effort for social media, check out my first post about it here and then my second post with Karaoke Yoga in the mix here. If you have any other tips for optimizing PR through social media, please let me know as I’m certainly no PR Pro. Until then, this geek is signing off!
Living an inspired life means I see positive opportunities under any circumstance. Combining my inspiration with my entrepreneurial mindset means that in any given situation a light bulb will go off with a new idea for a blog post! (Even during Earthquakes). This public relations blog post was inspired by my 3 minutes of television fame while modeling for My Fashion Plate on NBC a couple months ago. View my TV appearance clip here! Read more