What I’ve been up to

Oh god. I know I said I’d be around far more often in my last post, but with all the work I’ve been doing I didn’t have much energy left for the blog. I know – bad. But I’m committing to spending one evening a week writing up a few blog posts to share throughout the week so I can share more about what I’m doing and my thoughts on communications and marketing topics.

I have to be honest – I’ve been cheating on this blog a little bit. I launched another blog, Designfraud, where I am documenting my home design and decorating loves and projects I’ve been doing in my own home. It’s been really fun, because it’s a different side of my creativity that I have been playing with, so I’m looking forward to keeping that blog up too.

 

Lori, aka SavvyChick, leads the discussion about Twitter

The Social Chicks did another workshop, this time for local environmental partners in preparation for Earth Day celebrations. It was hosted by the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, and the Chicks worked with 10 people from different community organizations to talk about how they can use social media to promote their activities around Earth Day, but also how they can all connect and network online to support one another’s initiatives. Most of them were familiar with Facebook, but Twitter was new to many of them, and we had lots of discussion about hashtags, using third party applications, and how to use lists to “block out the noise.” They were a great group to work with and I look forward to seeing what kinds of connections they make and the success they have with social media!

Today I had a fantastic time talking to the graduating class of my alma mater, the Print Futures: Professional Writing program at Douglas College. It was hard to believe I have been finished for two years! I told them a bit about the communications work I’ve been doing since I graduated, and offered some tips on job hunting and being a “star” employee. I know how nerve-wracking it can be to graduate, thinking you don’t know enough to get a job as a writer, but having been through that intense program, I know without a doubt that those students have excellent chances of doing great things, whether they are writers, editors, communicators or some similar field.

I thought later I should have taken a picture of their smiling faces to share, but I didn’t think of it at the time. Oh well. but they will be presenting their work at the annual Print Futures: Professional Writing Portfolio Show on April 14. If you want to see how “the medical school of writing” can turn regular people into amazing writers, check it out.

That’s about it for now! More to come soon!

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