Author Archives: Erica

About Erica

Erica McGillivray spends too much contemplating the socioeconomic importance of the bananaphone. Ring, ring, ring. Bananaphone. She loves cats, soap opera plots in comic books, and dreams of flying in the stars. Erica loves being a community manager.

Community Manager Seeking Dream Job 2.0

As many of you probably know, Moz laid off 28% of its full-time employees. Including me. Including not just my fellow community managers, but many of my closest colleagues, from developers to office managers. The story of Dream Job 1.0 … Continue reading

Posted in marketing, personal | 8 Comments

For My Cousin, On Her 18th Birthday

Dear Nikki, As you turn 18, you make me feel both old and grateful I am not your age. I’m turning 30 this year, and having watched you grow up, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I would say … Continue reading

Posted in personal | Tagged | 2 Comments

Sprinkles Around the Web: April 15th Edition

I decided to add “equality” given that I do read a lot of articles with intersectionality that cover stopping a lot of -isms, and they are all equally important. As always, these are links that I found interesting and you … Continue reading

Posted in sprinkles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Books Nominated for 2013 Hugo Awards!

Huzzah! Both Chicks Dig Comics and Chicks Unravel Time, which I contributed to, are nominated for Hugo Awards. Congratulations to the editors, all the writers, and to everyone else who also contributed to these books. Ironically, both are nominated for … Continue reading

Posted in personal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How the Great Wall Mall Saved Me

My third week at my first job out of college was one of those rare Puget Sound days where it was actually hot. Our office was packed with everyone on the second floor, where the air didn’t move. There wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in personal | Tagged | 2 Comments

Sprinkles Around the Web: April 8th Edition

Things that I found that were interesting around the web. Your mileage may vary. Me 4 Lesser-Known Conferences That Deserve Your Attention in 2013 Heck, yes, MozCon got a shout-out! 🙂 Plus, quote by me. Introducing Moz Reader! I love … Continue reading

Posted in sprinkles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sprinkles Around the Web: Big O’ Link-ing

So it’s been a while — too long — since I’ve made one of these posts, which means, I’m going to just do a link dump without my usual explanations so I can hurry things along and get to the … Continue reading

Posted in sprinkles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Thank You, GeekGirlCon

For two weeks, I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this post. What can I even say that would sum up the last two and a half years of my life. How to wrap it up eloquently and … Continue reading

Posted in personal | Tagged | 10 Comments

Life Goals 2.9

A lot has changed in the past month. 2012 was a hard year where I reached my limit of many things and figured out what I could and couldn’t deal with. More importantly, what I wanted to deal with. I … Continue reading

Posted in personal, work processes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Once Upon a Time 1×05-1×12 TV Reviews

In an effort to catch up my reviews (I wrote them!), I’m posting them in a bit of bulk. How I review: I watch it and live blog. None of the episodes I was spoiled for, and I tend to … Continue reading

Posted in reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment