Fan Friday | GO BLOCK YOURSELF

I had every intention of posting this on Friday, but things got a little crazy and I ended up dealing with a mini- crisis at work. Oh, yeah, I work now (sorta). I guess you could say I have two jobs (mom totally counts as a job), three if you count blogging.
Back to my new job. I am working for a small, but growing, screen printing company in NC. Small = we only have 5 people on staff. Because of the lack of personnel, I am wearing more than one hat in the company. Right now, I am playing the part of Social Media Marketer, Designer, and Sales Representative. Good news is that I can do all this from the comfort of my own home while my kiddos are napping / sleeping. 
Now that you have the back story, here's my contribution to #FanFriday. I have been wanting to write something for Sarah's Fan Friday forever, but I haven't ever had anything sporty enough to write about. Yeah, I'm lame-o. Now that I have one thing to write about though, I have about 100 other ideas to write about for #FanFriday. Funny how that happens.
Anywho, we have a meeting every Monday at work and one of the guys mentioned something funny that happened in a football game last month. I'll just let you watch what happened below:
Hilarious, right? I watched it like 12 times and could not believe that it was real. I mean, I know we all have bad days and all, but how can you not realize that you are trying to block your own teammate?! Craziness!
Since I do work at a screen printing company now, I made a little something that you could wear to the next Gator's game (if you're a Georgia Southern fan, that is).
#GOBLOCKYOURSELF t-shirt from www.greene21.com
What do you think? #GOBLOCKYOURSELF is totally going to be a thing now. No? Okay, fine. The video is still pretty funny. Happy Fan Saturday, y'all!
Linking up with Sarah from Venus Trapped in Mars for #FanFriday!
Venus Trapped in Mars

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The Multitasking Momma

  1. The insane ability to pick any object up with your feet.
  2. Negotiating with terrorist toddlers under highly intense situations.
  3. Knowing every single word to 100 kid songs and being able to sing them all at a moments notice.
  4. Speaking of singing… Ability to turn any request into a song.
  5. Ability to survive a week with ONE 3 minute shower and very little sleep.
  6. Extremely good hearing.
  7. Ability to creatively disguise vegetables in toddler meals.
  8. Bilingual and most parents can also claim to be trilingual with most toys now offering a Spanish option. What? Toddlerease totally counts as a language.
  9. Master scheduler! Even if your little one has not joined any activities or isn't "on a schedule", you are still responsible for daily naps + feedings on top of feeding yourself + shopping + cleaning etc.
  10. The power to persuade… without a doubt, moms have mastered the power of persuasion. How else do you think a mom goes to the store without buying every toy in sight?!

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How to Use LinkedIn

I just joined LinkedIn… Help! I don't know the a whole lot about using LinkedIn. It is kind of intimidating and it will probably be weeks before I post something on the site, but I am feeling a little more comfortable after reading about 2 dozen or so articles on the do's and don'ts of using LinkedIn.
Linked in Etiquette
Here are the top ten takeaways from all of the articles I read:
  1. Don't treat LinkedIn like Facebook or Twitter. This site is all about business, so please no pictures of you partying the night away or status updates about your upcoming weekend shenanigans.
  2. Have a Profile Picture. Personally, I don't mind if you don't have a picture up. Just don't expect me to add you if I have no clue who you are or how I know you.
  3. Personalize Connection Requests. This goes along with #2. You shouldn't treat LinkedIn like a popularity contest. The people with the most connections does not benefit the most, this is about building quality business relationships. Start the relationship off right by telling the person specifically why you are connecting with them.
  4. No SPAM. This should not have to be explained.
  5. Once is Enough. Posting something business related about once a day is enough, please don't post something every hour (see #1).
Like I said, I am new to LinkedIn and I have much to learn about the ins and outs of using this site. I will continue to share everything I learn, but it might take a while.

If you have any other tips or unwritten rules that I need to know, please share! Then, maybe I'll feel a little more confident about using LinkedIn.
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