Month: September 2013

Unsolicited Advice

The pangs of guilt associated with being a neglectful blog owner have begun to weigh heavy on my abnormally weak shoulders yet again – so, like an absentee father who only shows up at the holidays… here I am.

First off, really digging this updated UI, WordPress. Well done.

Life is funny. No really. Personal example: My previous blog post (see below), of which I wrote as a part of my final project for J460 at UO spring term with Dave Allen, earned me an A in the class. I was happy, it was fun, I moved on. That is, until I received an e-mail from Dave about mid-way through summer while I was still living in Eugene finishing up a few classes that there was a spot open for a social media person at Portland-based advertising agency NORTH. The agency is pretty well known throughout the J school due to Dave you know, working there, so I of course jumped on the opportunity. After a couple interviews, I am now proudly a Northie. I have been working for about a month now in the Social Lab and I am really enjoying it! It’s a great agency with a good vibe and good people. I have a lot to learn about the industry and believe NORTH will be the perfect place for me to do so. Number 1 attribute of the real world they don’t prepare you for in school – there are a lot more fancy cheese plates than I was expecting (not complaining).

Moral of the story people: KEEP A BLOG! I know whenever people told me that in the J school, I’d be like, “yeah sure” and continue my full time job as a slave of the internet. But, I am now a firm believer that at least having a presence on a blogging platform will help you in the long run. Not that I am an expert by any means at this point, but this would definitely be my first piece of advice if anyone asked me. But no one has yet. Hence this blog post.

So, now that I am a (semi) functioning member of society, I actually promise to update this ole thang as much as possible with my thoughts on industry/social media/pop culture/whatever related things. Writing for fun, yeah!


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