Post: 7 Ways to Lose 10 Blog Readers in a Day by Kiesha Easley
Date: January 25, 2011
This post has a lot of helpful tips in it, especially for those who are newer to the blogging world. The first tip about not breaking up your paragraphs for information is so true! When I see a huge block of gray text, I want to vomit. It is easy to ramble, yet no one has time for your ramblings. So word budgeting is vital! If a blog isn’t exciting, colorful, and InTeReStIng, why would someone read it?
Post: The Critical Few by Adam Singer
Date: January 25, 2011
I agree that with less, you have time to truly refine what you do have. Yet at the same time, for a PR professional, shouldn’t they strive to reach as many people as they can? Usually this is accomplished by being involved in as many different social media outlets as you can.
Post: 10 reasons to wake up earlier, and 6 tips for doing so by Peter Shankman
Date: January 25, 2011
Wow, I needed to hear this! Punctuality is something that I used to constantly struggle with, but I’m definitely improving. I have a love/hate relationship with getting up early. When that alarm goes off, the hardest thing for me is just the act of getting up, but once I do, I feel so accomplished by the afternoon.
On the other hand, getting up at 3 am to work out?!? I would be beat by 2 in the afternoon!
Post: This Is What Really Hides In Taco Bell’s “Beef” by Jesus Diaz
This is disgusting! I have never been a giant Taco Bell fan, but I do find myself craving it sometimes. I read Taco Bells statement of response to the lawsuit and they say they are going to action. Either if it’s “passable” by USDA standards or not, this definitely puts a mark on Taco Bell.
Post: What’s Your State the Worst At? by Amber Sakis
I loved this post! It was just really entertaining to see. I’m from good ol’ Florida so we are worst at Identity Theft. Honestly, I’m surprised that Massachusetts is “Worst Drivers” rather than Florida. Since we have such huge retired population. The one that made me laugh was North Dakota: “Ugliest Residents”. I have never been there but I’m curious to go now. Anyways, thanks for the post! I’m definitely going to share this.
Post: Topic of the F1rst Week by Tiffany Hobby
Yay! Congrats on getting out of the “Stone Age”! The plethora of social media that is out there can seem overwhelming, especially to a new-comer, but it doesn’t mean that it is unmanageable. Blogging and posting tweets on Twitter has definitely improved my grammar and helped me search for interesting things to “tweet” about. Just a word of advice, keep a “social media mind” throughout your day and constantly be thinking of anything interesting the rest of the world would like to know. Well, good luck with all the new media outlets!
Post: Effectively Commenting on Blogs and Blogging Effectively by Cindy Cromeans
I liked the Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging by Sonia Simone that you posted. I have definitely found those to be true. There are tons of blogs out there, so what will make yours stand out above the rest? Definitely creating your own voice. And just a tip for your blog- try inserting some pictures or graphics within your posts. You have nice content, yet it would be more attractive to others 🙂 Good luck blogging!
Post: Tips for a Productive Day in PR by Kate Ottavio
Great post, Kate! I am currently a public relations student and you gave some great tips about getting up early to check emails and Google Reader. In fact, you inspired me to create an account on Google Reader. As an aspiring PR professional, are there any websites that you recommend I follow?
Post: Social Media CAN land you a job! by Emily Meade
This is really encouraging to me to continue blogging! Although sometimes it may feel like we are talking to a wall– little by little, social media can build your repertoire. In many work fields, it’s not just what you know, but who. However, in public relations, it networking is vital! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Post: Improving You Written Communication Skills by Todd Smith
Thank you so much for the post, Todd! I am currently in both an Advanced Expository Writing class as well as PR Writing class and so improving my written communication is extremely vital. I didn’t really consider though how often we portray ourselves in our writing everyday: i.e. text messages, email, etc. Thanks for the reminder of how often I need to be aware of what I am writing and how it may sound to others.
Post: What was Groupon Thinking? by Angela Myers