Microsoft: The Crabby Office Lady
In 2002, for Microsoft Corporation, I created and developed the online tech + humor advice columnist, the Crabby Office Lady.
For 9+ years, I wrote and produced the a column, blog and podcast. At its height, the “Crabby” column garnered 1 million unique visitors per month. Site visitors and call-to-action responses increased more than 1200% from 2002- 2011.
Columns & Blog posts*
(*and no, not all 300+ of them)
- Some blog posts are here.
- A Google search will turn up some columns, my book, some reprints, and lots of other fun (and strange) stuff. and other reprinted stuff
- Demystify email terms and get on with your life
- Women’s History Month—Trailblazers in technology
- Gardening with Office
- When your mobile device & Exchange are at odds
- Crabby demystifies strange Internet terms (Part I)
- Crabby demystifies strange Internet terms (Part II)
- Take your elbows off the table and mind your email manners
- Crabby demystifies email protocols
- Say it, don’t spray it: Dealing with jokes, rumors and spam
- Crabby’s telecommuting tips, redux
- Crabby’s shorty shortcut tips for working smarter (Part I)
- Crabby’s shorty shortcut tips for working smarter (Part II)
- Crabby’s tip-of-the-iceberg graphics tips
- Collaborate with difficult people the Crabby way
- Crabby gets personal with email merge in Publisher
- Crabby finds answers to some of her own problems
- Take it easy: Tips for managing stress at work
- Get ready, get organized and get hitched with Office
- Get the lowdown on Office downloads
- Pivot swivel and roll; Data management with the stars
- Crabby celebrates Black History Month
- Crabby demystifies OneNote terms
- Crabby demystifies Excel terms
- Crabby demystifies Access terms
- Crabby demystifies Word terms
- Crabby demystifies Visio terms
- Crabby demystifies Publisher terms
- Crabby demystifies PowerPoint terms
- Crabby demystifies Outlook terms
Crabby (me again) did several Crabby Office Lady videos that you can enjoy right here, without going to YouTube (where they now live with all the cute kittens). I’ve put them on a separate page. You can access it on my Videos page.
One a week…for a long time…
With 1 million monthly readers worldwide, Crabby got pretty popular. Here are some links to a few of the things said about her, er, I mean ME!