Solo PR Community: Be My Valentine

Living the Life

Solo PR Community: Be My Valentine

Feb 14, 2011 | Living the Life

Solo PR Community: Be My Valentine

Feb 14, 2011 | Living the Life

I'm not an overly sentimental gal. I don't like chick flicks, I hate syrupy pop songs, and I rarely cry without good reason. But one thing makes me breakout in sappy declarations on a regular basis: the Solo PR community.

Lately, I've been awash in mushy feelings toward the Solo PR band of brothers and sisters who help each other out on a daily basis on Twitter (using the #solopr hashtag), LinkedIn, Facebook, and elsewhere. What better time to celebrate this fact than Valentine's Day? So avert your eyes if your squeamish: today I'm openly declaring my love for the Solo PR community.

Join in, and if you've been lurking, say hello in the comments! You'll find a group of some of the best PR and marketing professionals in the world (yes, Solo PR is international), waiting to offer resources in advice. Regulars: what are some examples of help you've received from your fellow solos?

Photo credit: Hailynn

Written By Kellye Crane
Kellye Crane is the founder of Solo PR Pro, which provides the tools, education, advocacy and community resources needed for indies to succeed and grow. She's a veteran and award-winning communicator with more than 20 years of experience - 19 of them solo.


  1. Thanks for sharing your experience, Farida!

  2. Sweet post πŸ™‚ I've found much love in the Solo PR community since I've been participating in the chats. I've reached out to one or two people from the group with questions and they've been most willing to help out and share their knowledge with me. As solo professionals, it helps to have a community you can turn to for help and advice. Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. Love it, Kellye! I don't really celebrate VDay (just a Hallmark holiday) and am not very sentimental, either. But, I do recognize and cherish the few things I hold dear. Family & friends are a couple of those things, and the #soloPR community is party of both of those. Thanks for making it happen.

    And LOVE that little kitty valentine card.

    Jen πŸ™‚

  4. Glad to hear about your experiences, Farida! Mine are similar — it's a great group.

  5. The only time I ever really enjoyed Valentine's day was when we were kids, and exchanged the silly versions like the one pictured here. πŸ™‚ We really are both friends and family — I agree!

  6. As a #solopr pro, it's nice to have a community to test your ideas and get feedback. Our twitter chats kind of replace the water cooler talks I used to have at my last agency:)

  7. While I don't get to participate in many Twitter chats, I appreciate the insight of all Solo PR pros through the generous recaps provided by Kellye. Many thanks to all of you!

  8. Best support community ever! Led by one of the best PR Pros ever!

  9. Wow, too many things to share but this community is very supportive. Lots of advice on putting the pieces together, especially for those with SMB clients and small budgets. Per @Lori the twitter chats are fun like the water cooler, nice to “talk” to someone else, since many of us work alone. And @Jennifer and @Kellye you've got Valentine's all wrong. As non-bitter single, I do see it as more of a commercial holiday, but with an upside: chocolate goes on sale the day after. πŸ˜‰ FWIW.

  10. We all can use a sanity check every now and then (or some shared jokes in moments of insanity!). The Solo PR provides both for me.

  11. Everyone in the Solo PR community is valuable, regardless of how active. Thanks!

  12. With the best participants ever!

  13. Now you are clearly a gal who sees the glass as half full, my friend. Love it!

  14. Very new around these parts but have greatly enjoyed reading up on Solo PR. As someone who is very interested in community management and branching out I'm finding the info here very helpful!

  15. Thanks, Jen – glad to have you!