What Public Relations Should Boil Down To

This is a crazy, roller-coaster of a profession. Though I’ve only just begun my career in the last year, I’ve delved into corporate communications, agency work, freelance, the world of publicity, and now nonprofit PR. The job of public relations is definitely fascinating, and continues to grow as more and

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What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

We’ve all been there. Even the most emphatic writing lovers I know get to a point where they stop updating their website as often. The frequency of your posts slow down and may even halt. It doesn’t mean you have lost your love for writing. It may not even mean

Instagram Doesn’t Deserve The Hate

Recently, Instagram updated its privacy policy much to the displeasure of its users. Basically, a photo you upload, while you still have ownership, can be used by Instagram for advertisements without any compensation to the owner of the photo. Thousands of users are vitriolic over this change, mostly because it

Let’s Talk About Gun Control For a Minute

I promised that I would comment on the politics of the recent Newton shooting after giving it a few days, mostly out of respect, but also out of necessity. It takes time to really think about these matters and form an intellectually honest opinion. Well here it is: People really

Top 10 Ben Folds Songs

Yes, this is almost impossible to do. Almost every Ben Folds song deserves to be honored, so narrowing it down to 10 can be emotionally destructive. But let’s do it! Quick disclaimer: these songs are based on my own preferences, not necessarily cultural impact or anything like that. If you

Why Being “All Over The Place” Is Forgiveable

Correction: can be forgivable. The above image is an excerpt from one of my favorite sketches on the show, Portlandia, which you can watch for free here, or watch the whole series on Netflix (which you should.) In the sketch, Fred Armisen’s character overloads from literally being all over the place with

Why I Love To Argue

The word “argue” has a bad reputation. We typically hear that arguing gets us nowhere, but “discussion” and “debate” are glorious. Well, yeah they are but the truth is that the word “argue” has two meanings: “to give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically