Elaina Buzzell

Category: Life

When Tech Fails Hit Close to Home

Android-erasingI can’t count the number of times I’ve told people to pay attention to their backups. In tech, it was a common refrain to emphasize not only the importance of backups, but testing and retesting them. We shared sad stories of lost member databases, photos, stories. We told how recovery services can only find so much.

In short, I knew better.

Then, yesterday, my toddler hands me my phone with this on the screen, and I tried not to panic. I believed that, despite my next few hours were obnoxious, I’d get back to normal soon. Read the rest of this entry »

What is the Meaning of This?

I started this blog five years ago, as I was staring down big changes in my life. I was about to leave my job and move across the country, and wanted to give prospective employers a great view of my talents and possibilities. This blog proved to be very successful, and, within a few months of my my move, I landed my dream job. I have since then kept very busy with progressively expanding responsibilities benefiting a mission that deeply inspires me. Read the rest of this entry »

What Do You Celebrate Online?

Flickr image from user Furryscaly

This week, I experienced two things that many online tend to celebrate. The first is that I crossed the 1,000 follower mark on Twitter and the second is that I achieved the goal of my personal communications plan. If you have been reading my blog for long, you may have a guess as to which one I celebrated more. Read the rest of this entry »