Get Back On That Horse

I was in a good place for awhile when it came to updating and writing on my beloved website/blog. I posted regular updates while in New York, or at least semi-regular. I’ve never been perfect, by any means, about daily updates or always writing about the things (I think) make good posts. However, lately, I find myself reasoning out of posting due to the fact that I simply haven’t in several months.

Much has changed since my last post.

I was reflecting on my impending graduation that was to take place in December, what would change, and what would come next. Well, graduation already feels like another life ago, as does college. In reality, it has only been about 6 months, and yet I find myself in a place I never thought I would be.

Thankfully, I have a job, one that challenges me daily, keeps me on my toes, and in an office where I am always working on something different. Not to mention my co-workers are pretty great.

And now that I am settled in this “new life,” if you will, it is time for me to stop making excuses. To stop saying it has been too long, and to add to that expansive space of indefinite time. It is time for me to take action!

And so with all of this disconnected, mumbo-jumbo I bring you… Me, me getting back on that blogging horse, and (hopefully) getting back to where it all began. Join me, as I reconnect, and we become “Wire[d] In…”

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Help: A Blogging College Student

And I have no time for it!

Shocking, right?

I have this list of all these great topics I want to write about — like SOPA (well that one came and went.), Privacy, Wikipedia, the Kardashians (Seriously, though. I do!), Costa Concordia, the music industry, and so many more! But my little time to devote to myself and other things of importance (like, you know, eating, sleeping, etc.) kind of make it difficult.

This is my: WHAT?!-I'm-suppose-to-maintain-academics-work-keep-up-with-other-responsibilites-AND-find-time-to-blog?! Face

So here’s where you come in!

For experienced bloggers, how do you find the time to blog in the midst of crazy, hectic schedules? We all have lives, and most of them aren’t revolved around blogging. How do you do it?!

For not-so-experienced in the time management function, just tell me what you’re  interested in recently, what’s catching your eye, what are you talking about? What are you following? I want to know!

I really hope I get some feedback on this one. I could use it!

Thanks 😀

Nonprofits: Telling Your Story

As I’ve discussed throughout the last few weeks, blogging has an unlimited number amount of benefits.  However, these have been mainly focused on the benefits of blogging from a PR standpoint, or for students.  For the purpose of this post, I’m going to be focusing on the benefits of blogging as a nonprofit.

For my social media class this semester, I helped create a social media campaign outline, and one of my parts of the project was to focus on creating and implementing a blog. It lead me to one very, slightly obvious, conclusion.

All nonprofits have a story to tell.

A nonprofit is constantly doing work for one common goal or purpose.  A nonprofit is always working toward something, creating something, planning something, etc. If a nonprofit is working toward something so specifically, and always doing something different that constantly relies on outside support, why not blog?

As a nonprofit, you are constantly communicating between donors, the public, the board, and everyone between.  It’s all about making your nonprofit noticed, getting those donations, fundraising, and working toward your common goal.

An easy way to accomplish all of these things is by maintain a simple, clean, easy to navigate blog with all of your information and constant communication on all the efforts you (as a nonprofit) are doing. Continue reading →

Benefits of Blogging

Blogging has been a constant focus of this semester for me… primarily because I’ve started this blog and have really worked at making it my own, and making it something I can be proud of.

But why do I, and do others, place such an emphasis on blogging? Continue reading →