So yesterday. One of those days.
I had A LOT of work to do to prep for a 7:30 a.m. client meeting this morning. I knew it was going to be a long day. One of the items on my To Do list was to create a power point deck so there was a lot of sitting at my computer, creating. It would have been a good day to have my earpods. Which were at home on my iPod.
In the middle of the afternoon, we had an unanticipated bombshell dropped on us by a client. And the company's stockholders were GOING CRAZY on the message boards and even blaming my company for the weirdness when we didn't know anything about it.
Ideally, this story would end there. With the weirdness. But alas. Allow me to share with you this one very valuable nugget of information: STAY THE HELL OFF THE MESSAGE BOARDS.
Wow. Those people are assholes. Let's just consider for one second the kind of people that are on message boards in 2011. It's just a handful of them. And from the tracks of their posts, they sit on these things all day, every day. And I don't want to make generalizations about people, but let me just assure you that they aren't sitting on there all day every day complimenting companies on how great they're doing. Oh no. It is safe to assume that people who sit on message boards all day every day are picking apart and "analyzing" (to phrase it kindly) every single step a company makes. Including, say, their social media efforts.
What I learned about my professional abilities yesterday is that I'm an idiot because I won't buy followers or ask people to retweet my posts. A teenage kid could do social media better than me. I have no idea what I'm doing. I need to be fired. Ad infinitum.
That was fun.
Then, this morning, I was driving to my 7:30 a.m. meeting and I got on the expressway going the wrong way. Not like, driving into oncoming traffic. Like heading to the office instead of the meeting.