Letting Your Blog Be Your Online Home

I’m not the most consistent blogger.  I always regret that I don’t write more often and envy those who are able to find time to write relevant posts on a daily basis. I’ve heard people use this as an excuse for not blogging altogether. “I don’t have time to start a blog” or “I wouldContinue reading “Letting Your Blog Be Your Online Home”

Lessons Learned from Playing in the Dirt

I worked a few hours for my Dad and Uncle this summer helping out at their business. They own a sand and gravel company that’s been in our family since 1979. While selling dirt to landscapers and homeowners doesn’t seem related to the world of online communications, I still felt that my time spent thereContinue reading “Lessons Learned from Playing in the Dirt”

Moving to Australia

I believe in the importance of setting goals, always looking at the big picture and trying new things on a regular basis. I think it’s a combination of these values that is driving me to move to Australia after I graduate this year. I had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia for a semesterContinue reading “Moving to Australia”

3 Ways I Check Engagement on Twitter

1. Who are you talking to? When someone follows me I always go to their page, check if they have a bio and photo and then start to look through some of their recent tweets. I want to make sure they are someone who is interesting and add value, but sometimes even more important thanContinue reading “3 Ways I Check Engagement on Twitter”

It’s Happening: FutureMidwest

A couple weeks ago I attended FutureMidwest a “technology and knowledge” conference held in Royal Oak, Michigan. They did a fantastic job with programming and the event overall. There were some short key lessons I wanted to share that I took away from the speakers. Online integration forces listening. Tim Schaden, CEO of Fluency MediaContinue reading “It’s Happening: FutureMidwest”

My Favorite Picks of the Week

Tomorrow is Central Ohio PaRtners Conference. I’ve been part of a team working over the last several months to make this student conference come alive. If you are a PR, communication or business student in the sate of Ohio (especially Columbus) you should be at this event. There will be about 40 professionals in attendanceContinue reading “My Favorite Picks of the Week”

My Favorite Picks of the Week

Things I’m digging this week both online and just in general… 20 Something Bloggers — heard some buzz about this community through friends on Twitter. I’ve only started learning about the group but I’ve already been impressed by how welcoming everyone is. I had a comment on my last blog post within the first 24Continue reading “My Favorite Picks of the Week”