I haven’t posted here since mid December. I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve talked to people about social media and proclaimed that “you must commit to blogging and update consistently – at least once a week!” I admit it… I’m a bloggard.
bloggard (blŏg-erd] n. One who does not blog regularly. From “blogger” + “sluggard.”
The good news is that although I haven’t been blogging here, I’ve been far from stagnant. I have been avidly pursuing PR2.0 and social media excellence. I’ve been reading, listening, commenting, conversing and collecting tons of great articles, blog posts, tools and tips. I’ve made several presentations about social media and have attended webinars and great local events. I’ve been Tweeting up a storm and contributed to a Columbus Dispatch Twitter article. And, despite some controversy in the blogosphere about this very topic, I’m taking an online study course to hone my skills and knowledge via the APR exam. In other words, there’s plenty to blog about.
From this moment forward, I’m committing to bring you the very latest, coolest and most useful information about PR and social media – at least weekly. For example, just this week I discovered a unique blog, VizEdu, dedicated to education about social media, web2.0, search and emerging technologies. What makes this blog different is that the authors do it visually, using video, flash animation and minimal text. In the words of Sandeep Arora, Architect of VizEdu:
“The human mind is hardwired for pictures. Visuals and diagrams help us understand complex concepts very easily and they stay with us for a long time. Educating people is our passion and this lead to the creation of VizEdu which means Vizual Education.”
It’s a fantastic learning tool and my favorite VizEdu post thus far is this one on Online Reputation Management, since it hits the sweet spot of my two favorite topics, the intersection of PR and social media.
January 2009 has come and gone. Is there something you’ve been procrastinating or putting off? Care to sit in the prickly cactus chair and confess? Or, better yet, got any tips for sticking with blogging resolutions this year?
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