This is my first attempt at blogging, and as such, is my first blog (WOO HOO!) I've been meaning to blog for sometime, especially because I'm in the communications industry and have been hearing about "the influencers" for years, yet I never felt that I had anything relevant to say. I'm just a simple girl trying to get by in this crazy new Web 2.0 world. So what's changed?
I decided to finally join the network of people who, as WOMMA founder and serial blogger Andy Sernovitz says, are crying for help! I'm not going to pretend that I'm doing this to become a "famous" blogger or to become an expert in Web 2.0. I've been interested in reading people's blogs (call it nosy or gossippy or curious) for some time, and I felt like I was entering probably the craziest time in my life, and wanted to document it. I'm not expecting anyone to read this -not even my parents! - but I did want something that I can one day look back on. So with that, I begin my post. If anyone does decide to read this, here's some information about me, and why I think my life is about to get crazy:
I am in the PR industry, working at an advertising agency in Dallas. I've been with my current agency for over 18 months now, and I LOVE my job. I don't mind the long work days and the low pay (although it makes me cry when I break down my salary-to-per-hour ratio) because I feel that my piece of mind is worth more than the money I don't have. I have a second job, and that is graduate student at UT Arlington. I'm in my final semester of grad school, and stuff is about to get crazy! I'm taking a business management class and a business marketing class, AND preparing for my comprehensive exams. All this is in addition to my job, and balancing my social life and finding time to visit my Boston boyfriend. Whew! So you can see that I have a lot. That's why I wanted to document this time in my life. The time between now and mid-December is going to be nuts, and it will probably help everyone who won't see me from now until then to know what is going on in my life.
I hope you enjoy this, and I'll try to update it as much as possible. I'll include things that are going on in my life, and try to balance it out with some interesting industry happenings that I come across. Feel free to give any comments or criticisms, or tell me when you can tell that I'm starting to lose my sanity. It's going to be a great ride! :)