blog lately.

Eeeekkk… I should’ve published this edition of blog lately much, much sooner. Sorry for some of the oldies included in here… probably still relevant though:)

Blog lately is a periodic publish of my latest interweb readings. See the blog lately archive for my nonsensical bookmarking.


Gates Foundation Pushes for More Global Conversation, Less Paternalism

(Lightbulb!!!) The key to social media ROI? Measure what matters to your business. Andy’s Answers: What SAP has learned through 8 years of social media engagement

Threat to intellectual capital? WHAT? “Flippant” seems common. RT @keithkall: Reading: The Six Attitudes Leaders Take Towards Social Media #socialmedia #SM @richendag @joydot

Am I surprised that money doesn’t necessarily result in social media success? Not. How Non-Profits Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

How old is this article?!?!! Seriously. // Social media can create value at virtually every stage of the sales funnel, from awareness to retention. From — Social Media Engagement Drives Customer Loyalty, Higher Spending

From my social media soul mate… I’m always a fan when “blogging” and “social good” combine: Was there Social Good at the #pbevent?

Ooo… I’m a fan of Time Magazine’s use… #15 // 15 creative uses for QR codes

A little blogging wisdom from Teresa of Avila on Blogging and Rachel Held Evans

Let nothing upset you,
Let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins all it seeks.
Whoever has God lacks nothing:
God alone is enough.


A brilliant post on the misconception and truth in dealing with haters. Even when that hater is yourself.

“Whether you love or hate your persona, you protect the self with which you’ve become comfortable. When you observe your own behavior, or feel the gaze of an outsider, you manipulate the facts so they match your expectations…. Be wary of the roles you play and the acts you put on, because you tend to fulfill the labels you accept….”The Benjamin Franklin Effect

After reading her post, I wrote this Alise Wright’s Facebook wall: When I can’t sleep, I stay up late and fill my brain with blog posts. Read your guest post tonight… beautifully stated. XO. // Missionary Positions: How a Wife does it. on

On womanhood and faith and wrestling with the important questions: Womanhood: blessing or curse

Always appreciative of a little blog honest, and I can always count on Elizabeth Esther for that //  If God speaks to so many people, why isn’t our world better yet?

His name is Robert Downey Jr. (and I’ll add) and he’s fly (tweet recommendation from @writingjoy)

I always appreciate reading Joy’s beautiful, heart-felt words of love…. Grief, Depression, and Falling Back in Love with Fall

I’m a fan of fancy, attractive titles… you can probably guess how/why I was attracted to this one: First class missions, and everything else that’s wrong with the big development agency travel culture

But more than it’s title, this post offers a short thought or two on flying first class as an NGO worker. The donor in me sides with NGO workers flying (cheaper) economy class. Then again, the NGO worker in me can’t help but fantasize of a little first class with a nice big, lawn-chair type seat and cooling mask and cocktail during take-off. But wouldn’t it be nice, too, if the destinations we were flying to were of white sand beaches and a fancy all-inclusive resort? (sigh) I guess “fancy” is not part of the “mission”…..

A bit more about why I’m doing this (again) from a new blog, Intellectual Liberation

Era has totally inspired me. Her passion and perseverance (literally) running with Team World Vision constantly reminds me of the goodness in World Vision’s work and it’s ability to impact people, no matter their talent or even hobbies. Equipped from Era Porth.

Boycott contributing to child trafficking and child labor practices this Halloween…. Ideas for an Ethical Halloween from Kristen Howerton

Hmmm… I sometimes feel this way. Maybe not literally, but psychologically. “I want to throw my phone out the window. I want Facebook to disappear. I want Twitter to crash permanently.” // Finding God in a Tech Filled World  on the 30 Hour Famine blog


Whenever I’m stuck in a(n uninteresting) seminar/lecture-type situation, the Harvard Business Review app is my go-to on my phone. I consider HBR a little like love and reassurance for my working soul since it very well puts into words the many nuances that I think about. // Treat Your Employees like Neighbors on Harvard Business Review

Who’s who among the ‘new’ aid donors? from the Guardian — My key takeaways: Whoaaa… India is 8th largest recipient of dev. assistance, but still a major donor. I may be a bit naive here, but given the political context and debate around the U.S. government’s international affairs budget (if you’re out of the loop on this one, read any of these posts: The moral imperative of humanitarian aid, Debt ceiling debate: Why foreign aid is an issue of ‘right-wrong,’ not ‘right-left’. Federal budget: broad, long-term thinking is needed), I’d imagine that India may be experiencing something something similar? Surely, the “charity starts at home” must exist in India, too. Thoughts from anyone who knows much more about this than I do?

This line just about sums up the entire article: Ron Paul was wrong when he said, “Foreign aid is taking money from poor people in this country and giving it to rich people in poor countries.”Cutting Foreign Aid: Not The America I Love from Rich Stearns on the Huffington Post

Unsurprising… The richest 20 percent [in America] has about 85 percent of the wealth. Americans Are Horribly Misinformed About Who Has Money

Interesting interview between UN Dispatch and the president of Population Media Center… Seven billion: What does it mean?

More blog lately coming soon… in the mean time, tweet me some articles you find worth reading @lindseytalerico.

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