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December 17, 2013 - Posted in #wjchat archives , Web Journalism Posted by:

4:24 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Tonight on #wjchat! Crowdsource yours tips for work/life balance during the holidays.
Join us at 5pm PT / 8pm ET #staysane

wjchat
@wjchat


4:48 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: Tonight on #wjchat! Crowdsource yours tips for work/life balance during the holidays.
Join us at 5pm PT / 8pm ET #staysane

Kenna Griffin
@profkrg


4:50 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: Tonight on #wjchat! Crowdsource yours tips for work/life balance during the holidays.
Join us at 5pm PT / 8pm ET #staysane

Jennifer Gaie Hellum
@jghellum


4:53 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: Tonight on #wjchat! Crowdsource yours tips for work/life balance during the holidays.
Join us at 5pm PT / 8pm ET #staysane

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


4:55 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
The #wjchat chat is starting in 5 minutes. http://t.co/uiuHCayBso #ChatSalad

ChatSalad
@ChatSalad


4:56 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
5m ’til #wjchat’s holiday work/life balance edition. Get tips/tricks for staying sane. PS Usable all year long! The gift that keeps giving!)

wjchat
@wjchat


4:57 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: 5m ’til #wjchat’s holiday work/life balance edition. Get tips/tricks for staying sane. PS Usable all year long! The gift that k

Susanna Speier
@SusannaSpeier


5:00 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: 5m ’til #wjchat’s holiday work/life balance edition. Get tips/tricks for staying sane. PS Usable all year long! The gift that k

Paula Wethington
@MonroeOnABudget


5:00 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
We’re about to get rolling. Y’all ready? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:01 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Welcome to the 197th episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for Web journalists. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:02 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
It’s time! | RT @wjchat: Welcome to the 197th episode of #wjchat, a weekly discussion for Web journalists. #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:02 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Tonight, we’re talking about staying sane and out of the dog house (at work or home!) as a journo during the holidays (and beyond)! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:03 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
It’s a full chat tonight. Let’s get started! Please introduce yourself, respond to questions & share your knowledge! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:03 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
tuning in to #wjchat

Edward Vielmetti
@vielmetti


5:03 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
It’s not too late to send us your Qs for the crowd! Please direct to @wjchat #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:04 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Hello, #wjchat-ers! Andre here in Birmingham, AL attempting to break in the new laptop. How’s it going out there tonight?

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:07 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Charles from @orlandosentinel here. Cooking a casserole for holiday party at work tomorrow. Hoping to do more than lurk #wjchat

Charles Minshew
@charlesminshew


5:07 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Taking a break from the grind for #wjchat #momentofzen

Bethany Waggoner
@vanguardiste


5:07 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Hey #wjchat, Naudia Jawad in Memphis here. In a slight sugar coma, and working, so I might lurk a bit.

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


5:07 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Hello #wjchat, I’m Ivan, dropping this here for no reason whatsoever http://t.co/BzjeZrPo9b

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:08 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@ivanlajara I wouldn’t expect anything less… #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:08 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Hi everyone! Jessica in NY here. #wjchat

JP
@jessicaplautz


5:09 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@charlesminshew well… what are you making? #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:09 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @ivanlajara: Hello #wjchat, I’m Ivan, dropping this here for no reason whatsoever http://t.co/BzjeZrPo9b

wjchat
@wjchat


5:09 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@jessicaplautz Yo! How goes it? #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:09 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Hey guys, I’m Allison taking a break from studying for finals to chat! #wjchat

Allison Barwacz
@abarwacz


5:10 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Despite of a small crowd (hopefully everyone is out partying!). We’re forging on. Q1 coming up! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:10 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q1 Holidays bring increased pressure to be present, active & productive – at work or with family. Share your time management tricks. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:10 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @ivanlajara: Hello #wjchat, I’m Ivan, dropping this here for no reason whatsoever http://t.co/BzjeZrPo9b

Stephanie Grimes
@steph_grimes


5:10 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Having a spouse who is/was in the business and/or understands that the news never stops is a real plus at home. #wjchat

Rob Gates
@rjgatesontheweb


5:11 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @ivanlajara: Hello #wjchat, I’m Ivan, dropping this here for no reason whatsoever http://t.co/BzjeZrPo9b

B.J. Reyes
@BionicReporter


5:11 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Hi #wjchat! Ryan from @knightlab.

rcgraff
@rcgraff


5:11 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@acnatta ‘interpid’ typo too. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:12 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A1 Knowing exactly what you need to do for work, and communicating that with fam. #wjchat

JP
@jessicaplautz


5:13 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A1 Its important to actually be present when doing either (dont check phone at dinner, focus on work when working). #wjchat

JP
@jessicaplautz


5:13 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Make promises you can keep AND keep them! Being able to say no is hard but necessary sometimes. #wjchat

Lexy Cruz
@lexybcruz


5:13 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A1 Plan ahead or nothing will ever get done! Make a schedule for everything you have to do and get it done ASAP #wjchat

Allison Barwacz
@abarwacz


5:13 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
1. This is less time management and more mental health, but don’t stress it when you can’t do something. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


5:13 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @jessicaplautz: @wjchat A1 Knowing exactly what you need to do for work, and communicating that with fam. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:14 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q1 Meditation, a pomodoro timer, and the ability to know when it’s time to step away from the laptop to watch Charlie Brown #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:14 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@lexybcruz Yes, definitely. Managing expectations from the outset = smaller chance of hurt feelings. #wjchat

JP
@jessicaplautz


5:18 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Figure out what *really* matters & make sure that happens. If you have time left over, great. If not let it go. #wjchat

Bethany Waggoner
@vanguardiste


5:18 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Knowing how much is too much, and when to say no. Especially when it comes to the wine. #wjchat

Derry London
@Derry_London


5:18 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Joining #wjchat a bit late – hi everyone! I’m Connie – freelance writer, looking forward to this discussion :)

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:18 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A1 My trick is pretty simple – save up vacation time and spend it during the holidays #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


5:19 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A1. Share the pain. And realize you can’t do everything the same way you can’t be everywhere. FOMO < YOLO #wjchat #iwroteyolokillme

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:19 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
I also totally echo @abarwacz! Planning ahead really helps when things get crazy #worthit #wjchat

Bethany Waggoner
@vanguardiste


5:19 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @Derry_London: @wjchat Knowing how much is too much, and when to say no. Especially when it comes to the wine. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:19 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A1 when I’m on the web no one knows if I’m doing work or not, until I pull out my credit card #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


5:20 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@rjgatesontheweb @wjchat Yep, that’s what I’ve heard too – they understand the stresses of the job #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:20 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A1 really: keep a well managed work calendar and to-do list, and always work to what’s scheduled, no more. Know your limits. #wjchat

Derry London
@Derry_London


5:21 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q2 What’s the craziest holiday situation or emergency you’ve experienced while working the news desk? How did you survive? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:21 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat Q2 What’s the craziest holiday situation/emergency you’ve experienced while working the news desk? How did you survive? #wjchat

Bethany Waggoner
@vanguardiste


5:22 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Never helps when I wine. MT @Derry_London: @wjchat Knowing how much is too much,when to say no.Especially when it comes to the wine. #wjchat

Abe Hefter
@hefteronthehabs


5:22 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A2: I’ve been lucky, no holiday craziness yet (*fingers crossed*) – but looking forward to any advice others might have #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:23 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A2: once I was scheduled to work 12m-6a and 6p-12m Christmas Day. #FunNoFun #wjchat

Derry London
@Derry_London


5:24 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q2 None so far – though I’m thinking the streak’s got to be coming to an end soon. #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:25 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Multiple shifts. Naps. MT @wjchat: Q2 What’s the craziest holiday situation/emergency while working news desk? How did you survive? #wjchat

Abe Hefter
@hefteronthehabs


5:25 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
This Christmas Day, we’re getting Chinese food at work. I’m hoping that’s as crazy as it gets. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


5:25 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat They all blend together, no particular craziness stands out. Unfortunately #wjchat

Rob Gates
@rjgatesontheweb


5:25 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@ConnieKHo @wjchat Same here! All advice is welcome #wjchat

Allison Barwacz
@abarwacz


5:26 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @ivanlajara: Hello #wjchat, I’m Ivan, dropping this here for no reason whatsoever http://t.co/BzjeZrPo9b

Meredith Clark
@meredithclark


5:26 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
A2: I was fortunate never to work Christmas. I always worked New Year’s instead. #wjchat

Kenna Griffin
@profkrg


5:27 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Looks like no crazy stories about holiday emergencies, but a strong consensus on the napping #ftw. Moving on to Q3. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:27 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @profkrg: A2: I was fortunate never to work Christmas. I always worked New Year’s instead. #wjchat

360WiseMEMPHIS
@360WiseMEMPHIS


5:27 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q3A Is being wired 24/7/365 a requirement to be successful in our job? What boundaries do you set with your boss? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:28 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3A Is being wired 24/7/365 a requirement to be successful in our job? What boundaries do you set with your boss? #wjchat

Kenna Griffin
@profkrg


5:28 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@rjgatesontheweb I worked New Year’s Eve too, so I never was. #wjchat

Kenna Griffin
@profkrg


5:29 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A3A no, it is not required to be successful in *any* job. #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


5:30 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A1. Easy. Don’t have a life, let others take off holiday time. #wjchat

Jim McBee
@jimmcbee


5:30 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
A3 I let them know when I’m unavailable. They respect that, thankfully. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


5:30 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
A2. My experience has been that news orgs find out about bad stuff happening during the holidays after the holidays. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:31 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Q2 – working New Year’s Eve 12/1999 when clock struck 1/1/2000 we all looked at each other when the computers didn’t crash. #wjchat

Rob Gates
@rjgatesontheweb


5:31 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Good bosses have incentive to not grind you to a nub. Keeping that freshness is a win-win proposition. #wjchat

Oskar Garcia
@oskargarcia


5:31 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
lmao pretty much RT @ivanlajara Hello #wjchat, I’m Ivan, dropping this here for no reason whatsoever http://t.co/kYgLtjraJW

.gif Goddess
@LexiScorsese


5:32 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@hefteronthehabs @wjchat Oh wow – but you got through it all! #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:32 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @oskargarcia: @wjchat Good bosses have incentive to not grind you to a nub. Keeping that freshness is a win-win proposition. #wjchat

Tami Abdollah
@latams


5:32 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@rjgatesontheweb I worked Y2K too. Talk about a non-news event. Oh, and I had strep throat. #wjchat

Kenna Griffin
@profkrg


5:32 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @oskargarcia: @wjchat Good bosses have incentive to not grind you to a nub. Keeping that freshness is a win-win proposition. #wjchat

Kenna Griffin
@profkrg


5:32 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
A3 Depends on what kind of news you cover. I do what it takes when it matters, but refrain from responding if it’s not urgent. #wjchat

Bethany Waggoner
@vanguardiste


5:32 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @oskargarcia: @wjchat Good bosses have incentive to not grind you to a nub. Keeping that freshness is a win-win proposition. #wjchat

Lexy Cruz
@lexybcruz


5:32 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Q3A I don’t think it’s necessary to be “wired,” but I think it’s necessary to be prepared for anything that could happen #wjchat

Allison Barwacz
@abarwacz


5:32 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A3 Now that I have a young kid, Christmas morning is about the only time I’m unreachable #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


5:33 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
I didzzzzzzz!!! RT @ConnieKHo: @wjchat Oh wow – but you got through it all! #wjchat

Abe Hefter
@hefteronthehabs


5:33 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat It shouldn’t be a requirement but it can be depending on your beat. I go places where I have no reception to set limits. #wjchat

Tami Abdollah
@latams


5:34 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @CTnewshound: @wjchat A3 Now that I have a young kid, Christmas morning is about the only time I’m unreachable #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:34 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @LexiScorsese: lmao pretty much RT @ivanlajara Hello #wjchat, I’m Ivan, dropping this here for no reason whatsoever http://t.co/kYgLtjra

Russell Resthaven
@shadcraft21


5:34 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@latams I agree that expectations of availability depend a lot on beat and organization. #wjchat

Kenna Griffin
@profkrg


5:34 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@latams @wjchat That’s good advice – getting off the grid for bouts of time are so necessary these days! #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:35 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@profkrg Covering the education beat prior to crime (except when the two intertwine) is quite a good example of how that’s so. #wjchat

Tami Abdollah
@latams


5:35 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: Q3A Is being wired 24/7/365 a requirement to be successful in our job? What boundaries do you set with your boss? #wjchat

Monica Luhar
@monicaluhar


5:36 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@ConnieKHo @wjchat I would be in Costa Rica right now if not for a badly injured ankle! #wjchat

Tami Abdollah
@latams


5:36 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q4 How do you keep things happy on the home front? Is it inevitable we journos end up in the dog house at some point due to our job? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:37 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
A3. You will miss stuff. The sooner you realize this, the better. Schedule shifts so if need is 24/7ish you’ve got it covered. #wjchat

Ivan Lajara
@ivanlajara


5:38 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q4 Let’s be real it’s going to happen. But setting expectations at onset of relationships, showing effort, & communicating help! #wjchat

Bethany Waggoner
@vanguardiste


5:38 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Bow. Wow. MT @wjchat: Q4 How do you keep things happy on the home front? Is it inevitable we journos end up in the dog house? #wjchat

Abe Hefter
@hefteronthehabs


5:38 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Hi! | RT @LiciBev: Lici here. Digital & social media editor for @hburgamerican Checking in late. Working, so I’ll be in and out! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:39 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat I find it’s usually a lot easier explaining things to a fellow journo. Otherwise, yes. #wjchat

Tami Abdollah
@latams


5:39 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Hey just getting here! Mick, digital/engagement editor at @mtlgazette. Sorry Im late! #wjchat

Mick Ct
@MickCote


5:39 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @oskargarcia: @wjchat Good bosses have incentive to not grind you to a nub. Keeping that freshness is a win-win proposition. #wjchat

Jason Meucci
@jmeucci


5:39 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
5 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Journalist (Oldie but Goodie) http://t.co/77Kr8eJLMS #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


5:40 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Q4 Big expensive presents generally involving rare-Earth elements or compressed carbon. Actually see earlier about spouse #wjchat

Rob Gates
@rjgatesontheweb


5:40 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A4. Sometimes you get lucky and land someone like @flickrecipes, who’s good at seeing past small annoyances to bigger pic. #wjchat

Oskar Garcia
@oskargarcia


5:41 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A3A I am on call 24/7 but that doesn’t mean call me. Everyone tries to be conscientious of my time. I appreciate that. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:41 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @GenePark: 5 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Journalist (Oldie but Goodie) http://t.co/77Kr8eJLMS #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:41 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Sorry to miss the convo tonite. Wrapping up work so I can join the live and in person ONA meetup in LA. #wjchat

Sara Catania
@Catanify


5:42 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @GenePark: 5 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Journalist (Oldie but Goodie) http://t.co/77Kr8eJLMS #wjchat

Kevin S. Oshiro
@kevin_oshiro


5:43 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A4 I was answering email in church Sunday because of a triple murder suicide when I was on call editor. #GoingtoHell #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


5:43 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
We’re seeing breaking news about a #lockdown at #AmericanUniversity. Taking a moment to say we hope everyone is safe! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:44 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A4 Family knows the business you are in is like being a doctor or a firefighter. You will miss holidays, birthdays. 1/2 #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:44 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Priorities. Work to live. Not the other way around. #wjchat

Anthony Cave
@Anthony_Cave


5:44 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @ivanlajara: Hello #wjchat, I’m Ivan, dropping this here for no reason whatsoever http://t.co/BzjeZrPo9b

Mark Reece
@mlrbuendia


5:45 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A4 (2/2) Even though long, crazy hours are part of the biz, make and take time to enjoy your family and friends, etc. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:46 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: We’re seeing breaking news about a #lockdown at #AmericanUniversity. Taking a moment to say we hope everyone is safe! #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:46 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@Anthony_Cave Yes – great advice! I’ve also heard: “You will love your career, but your career won’t love you back” #wjchat @amylieumedia

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:46 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
“@wjchat: We’re seeing breaking news about a #lockdown at #AmericanUniversity. Taking a moment to say we hope everyone is safe! #wjchat”

Allison Barwacz
@abarwacz


5:47 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@acnatta @wjchat checking in from Alabama. omg is it the holidays?? Apparently I’m not be qualified to weigh in on this tonight. #wjchat

Michelle Holmes
@mlh_holmes


5:47 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q5 coming up in 2… #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:47 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A4 I married a journalist. That eliminated a LOT of issues. Almost 37 years. #wjchat

Mark Loundy
@MarkLoundy


5:48 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q4 I learned it’s a matter of give and take – and hoping they’re just as busy :-) #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:48 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @MarkLoundy: @wjchat A4 I married a journalist. That eliminated a LOT of issues. Almost 37 years. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:48 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q5 For those managers out there, do you expect your staff to work during the holidays? Is there anything you do to ease the pain? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:49 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@mlh_holmes yeah, if it weren’t for the unseasonable weather, I don’t know if I’d realize it was the holidays either #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:49 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @acnatta: Q4 I learned it’s a matter of give and take – and hoping they’re just as busy :-) #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:49 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@mlh_holmes @acnatta @wjchat Hi there, looking forward to your tweets! #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:49 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat At @CivilBeat we have the fortune of not being your average, daily news site, so unless hell breaks loose, holidays are free #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


5:50 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
A5: Consider your ROI. What type of reasonable traffic/ratings/sales can you expect on a holiday? Schedule for that. #wjchat

Ian Hill
@ianhillmedia


5:50 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A5 Most of my exp. comes from daily papers, so they would always offer free lunch/dinner, and time and a half OT pay. #wjchat

Gene Park
@GenePark


5:51 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@MarkLoundy @wjchat i did that just last month. Yessss it makes the journo life much easier. Thank you @murdochdavis!
#wjchat

Michelle Holmes
@mlh_holmes


5:51 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q5 in one of my past non-journo lives I bought my staff lunch and/or dinner. Seems only fair. #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:52 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
A5 If need be, yes. But, I stay in the trenches too. The news is a team effort & no one should be too important to work a holiday. #wjchat

Bethany Waggoner
@vanguardiste


5:52 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
A5: This is still a business; we’re selling a product, not saving the world. Take that into consideration. #wjchat

Ian Hill
@ianhillmedia


5:52 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A5 We take turns. There are six each year, so we try to get volunteers before we assign them. And us editors work, too. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:52 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @ConnieKHo: @Anthony_Cave Yes – great advice! I’ve also heard: “You will love your career, but your career won’t love you back” #wjchat

Amy Lieu
@amylieumedia


5:53 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@acnatta well yes i did get tricked into thinking the south was WARM!! #wjchat

Michelle Holmes
@mlh_holmes


5:53 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
As someone barely out of journalism school, tonight’s #wjchat offering some really interesting perspective on work/life balance.

Claire Ronner
@ccronner


5:53 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A5 In this biz somebody’s gotta work holidays. But I have strict rule for staff: when you’re on vacay, u r OFF. No email. #wjchat

Jason Meucci
@jmeucci


5:53 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @TauhidChappell: @wjchat I’m no manager but I’d have everyone pick straws. Jk jk #BadManaging #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:54 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@ccronner I def agree! Work/life balance is an issue all journos face #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:55 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q7 coming up soon! #wjchat.

wjchat
@wjchat


5:55 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@mlh_holmes it occasionally spoils you. I’d normally call home at Thanksgiving & Christmas just to say it was 60 & sunny :-) #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:55 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@jmeucci @wjchat That’s a good rule to have, I’m going to remember that during my next vacation – NO EMAIL! #wjchat

Connie K. Ho
@ConnieKHo


5:56 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat No manager here either, but I always volunteer to work Christmas so that my colleagues can be with their families. #wjchat

Tami Abdollah
@latams


5:56 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Whoops! CORRECTION: Q6 coming up soon! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:56 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@GenePark @wjchat At some papers. I worked at one that did. It was great. It’s just a regular day here, and take a day off later. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:56 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@ccronner It’s great insight for you. #wjchat

Kenna Griffin
@profkrg


5:57 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q6 Will you be working on Christmas or New Years this year? How do you plan to celebrate? Any cool traditions at your outlet? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


5:58 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A6 I won’t be working Christmas … probably will be New Years’ – a tradition since Y2K ;-) #wjchat

M. Edward Borasky
@znmeb


5:58 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A6 I worked Thanksgiving. But went to two dinners before work and one late-night one after work that day! #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


5:59 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q6 No for Christmas. Maybe for New Years. Then again, I’m in the middle of a relaunch plan… #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


5:59 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat I’m off on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Was looking forward to the Capital One Bowl but #Mizzou going elsewhere. #notbitter #wjchat

Charles Minshew
@charlesminshew


5:59 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat a5 when i was digital, we kicked back bc traffic was low. Now I worry about filling pages of paper through Xmas & New Years #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


5:59 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Yup, Christmas. I’ve almost always had some crazy news break. I think that’s a personal tradition though. Hope it’s quiet. #wjchat

Tami Abdollah
@latams


5:59 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat q6: that all depends on Nick Saban.
#wjchat

Michelle Holmes
@mlh_holmes


5:59 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Will be working XMas & NYE. Always have nice potluck on Christmas, paper provides ham & turkey, we bring the fixins’ #wjchat

Rob Gates
@rjgatesontheweb


6:00 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
We just had Treat Day. Everyone brought in noms! And working the holidays is NBD when your family’s 7,000 miles away. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


6:00 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
…and this is why NYE is a “maybe” | RT @mlh_holmes: @wjchat q6: that all depends on Nick Saban.
#wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:00 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @mlh_holmes: @wjchat q6: that all depends on Nick Saban.
#wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:00 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @naudsie: We just had Treat Day. Everyone brought in noms! And working the holidays is NBD when your family’s 7,000 miles away. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:06 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
About to get a little quieter because hopping behind the #wjchat controls for @vanguardiste to finish this one up. Let’s thank her, hmmm?

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:06 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
OMG! If You are a Journalist, read this: 5 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Journalist http://t.co/bt9WorYYtA #wjchat va @GenePark

Glenda Ortega
@Glendibiris


6:07 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
OK folks, Q7 is up shortly,.. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:07 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @acnatta: About to get a little quieter because hopping behind the #wjchat controls for @vanguardiste to finish this one up. Let’s thank

wjchat
@wjchat


6:07 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q7 Share an example of really good journalism that just happens to have a holiday component to it #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:08 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat i’m not working either. #suckers I mean… my thoughts are with all those upholding the noble vocation of journalism #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


6:08 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: Q7 Share an example of really good journalism that just happens to have a holiday component to it #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:10 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Thx @Acnatta! Wish I could stay, but I double booked myself into a board meeting funny, considering our topic tonight! #wjchat

Bethany Waggoner
@vanguardiste


6:13 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
It’s a little too quiet RE: Q7, so let’s move on to Q8 #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:13 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q8 Get started on 2014 NY’s resolutions early! What is one thing you can easily do to improve your work/live balance? #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:13 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: Q8 Get started on 2014 NY’s resolutions early! What is one thing you can easily do to improve your work/live balance? #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:13 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Stories of troops coming home for holidays because it underscores the sacrifice they make to their families all year. #wjchat

Rob Gates
@rjgatesontheweb


6:15 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q8 Stick to a plan. The whole year. Seriously. #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:16 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A8 Wake up earlier. #wjchat

JP
@jessicaplautz


6:17 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Once again, plan ahead! During break, I plan to try to balance filling out job applications with family time & exercise #wjchat

Allison Barwacz
@abarwacz


6:17 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Determine your priorities, and don’t feel like you have to do everything right now. #wjchat

Meena Thiruvengadam
@Meena_Thiru


6:19 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
This sounds like a solid plan. RT @jessicaplautz: @wjchat A8 Wake up earlier. #wjchat

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


6:19 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Q8 I can stop checking emails over the weekend. #wjchat

Anthony Cave
@Anthony_Cave


6:19 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@Meena_Thiru @wjchat So true! I’m always rushing to get everything done at once. Balance is key #wjchat

Allison Barwacz
@abarwacz


6:22 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
In the spirit of our topic of balance during the holidays, Q9 is up shortly. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:26 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Q9 We’re considering giving #wjchat a holiday on 12/25 & we want to hear from you. Help us decide!

wjchat
@wjchat


6:26 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: Q9 We’re considering giving #wjchat a holiday on 12/25 & we want to hear from you. Help us decide!

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:27 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Send us a reply, DM, carrier pigeon, etc. Just make sure we hear from you before close of business on Friday w/your thoughts. #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:29 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Anyone have thoughts right now RE: holding #wjchat on 12/25?

wjchat
@wjchat


6:29 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
A9 Would #wjchat be considered work or life in the work/life balance? ;)

Naudia Jawad
@naudsie


6:30 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat I think we should take the holiday. We will all either be working or not wanting to think about it. :) #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:31 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Some here may be working and enjoy sharing with their fellow working journos, but if y’all want to celebrate, please do. #wjchat

Rob Gates
@rjgatesontheweb


6:33 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Thanks for those answers! If there are others, send them in to us – and let others know they can chime in too #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:34 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
That’s our time though for tonight! Thanks to @vanguardiste and ALL OF YOU for making it possible. Until next week! #wjchat

wjchat
@wjchat


6:34 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: That’s our time though for tonight! Thanks to @vanguardiste and ALL OF YOU for making it possible. Until next week! #wjchat

Andr Natta
@acnatta


6:34 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@jessicaplautz @wjchat That and also getting out of bed when I wake up earlier haha #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


6:35 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@acnatta @wjchat @vanguardiste thanks to both of you! Hope you have peaceful holidays :) #wjchat

Michelle Holmes
@mlh_holmes


6:35 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A8 Set time restraints and engage in the moment instead of thinking of the other things I need to do. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


6:36 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat I probably won’t be likely to participate. Too many family arrangements! #wjchat

Allison Barwacz
@abarwacz


6:36 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @naudsie: We just had Treat Day. Everyone brought in noms! And working the holidays is NBD when your family’s 7,000 miles away. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


6:41 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat A5 Families know it’s part of the job-just b/c you can’t celeb. at the time doesn’t mean you can’t find time later. #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


6:41 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
RT @wjchat: That’s our time though for tonight! Thanks to @vanguardiste and ALL OF YOU for making it possible. Until next week! #wjchat

Rebecca Roman
@BeccaRoman


6:42 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
Thanks @wjchat @vanguardiste ! Wish I could have hung around more tonight. #wjchat

Lici Beveridge
@LiciBev


6:44 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat Happy Holidays #wjchat

Jim Welch
@CTnewshound


7:01 p.m. PST | 12.11.2013
@wjchat My vote, take 25th off. Maybe schedule some food for thought q’s ahead of following week. #wjchat

William Cannon
@NewsCannon


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