PRCA 3330 Blog Comments

June 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm (PRCA 3330 Blog Comments)

Comment #1

Power lies in the eye of the blogger PR connection 3 ceoo363

June 7, 2010

Hey Charlie! I read that blog post too and I am on the same page. I completely agree that a little bit about our personality is shown when we blog; I feel like my blog expresses enough about me for someone to get a general idea of who I am. Blogging does help us come into contact with people who we otherwise would have never met. It’s great for networking too, I feel like our world is getting so technologically advanced and things like blogging, twitter and so on are the communication media of the future. In the blog post, Justenjoyhim describes blogging as a way of “living out loud” and mentions that she has difficulty writing on pen and paper but blogging allows her to just wing it and write what comes naturally. I can relate to that, I feel so much more comfortable sitting at my computer typing what comes out rather than staring at paper holding a pen attempting to output something creative. Great post, I hope you’re having a good summer so far!

Comment #2

Hilarity Pt. 7- Paul Pierce Punches Ref  MsOfficer

June 14, 2010

I did happen to catch Paul Pierce’s referree punch to the face! I’m not going to lie I could not stop laughing when I first saw it but I hope that guy is okay, it looks like he took a pretty hard hit. At least they were at home, could you imagine if they were at the Staples Center? The ref didn’t look too pleased afterwards either, Pierce was trying to apologize and I think they were both in so much shock that they didn’t know how to react. And did you see all the photographers snapping photos like crazy as soon as it happened? I’m sure we’ll be seeing more and more of those in the news! Thanks for the comment!

Comment #3

PR Connections- Disney???  adq1221

June 14, 2010

Great post Ashley! I had no idea that you are a cast member for Disney! Which one do you play and is it an internship? I completely agree with the points you made, parents are so comfortable with letting their kids interact with anything Disney whether its movies, TV shows, toys, etc. But anything that is as popular as Disney is under so much media speculation so people are bound to focus on the negative. The child stars you mentioned have completely transformed from innocent Disney kids to adults that push the envelope and may not be appropriate for children, especially the girls! Man have they changed! Cute blog by the way, love the colors and layout!

Comment #4

TOW #5 AliciaMD

July 1, 2010

I couldn’t agree more with this post! I had also previously created a Twitter account prior to this assignment so I’m semi-familiar with how to utilize all the features of this social networking site. Even though I have some experience, I found it difficult to send twenty Tweets and respond to five Tweets made by my classmates. I will usually send a Tweet from my phone randomly here and there but when I’m required to do so it becomes harder because I’m constantly thinking about whether or not my Tweet contains something interesting and professional. I love seeing all the advice from PR professionals in the field, it really helped me out and gave me some tips that I will take with me in my career in the future. The last line of your post is so true, in my opinion; I share the thought that Twitter is a continuously growing tool that makes it easy to communicate with others and is extremely useful for PR professionals!

Comment # 5

Personal the Crying French ceoo363

July 7, 2010

Charlie, I couldn’t agree more! The fact that their best player is gone should not send the entire team on strike! Playing in the World Cup is a once in a lifetime opportunity for some of these men and it should be treated as so. This is a priviledge and an honor, why would they choose to take themselves out of the tournament!? I’m actually in France right now so I’ll try and get some feedback and let you know what the French are saying about it, even though it might be a sore spot for them 😉 Very well said, and I love the picture to go along with it!

Comment #6

Podcasts Martine Howell

July 10, 2010

I too am an avid collector of music, but my lap top is not the greatest so I’m afraid to download i-tunes because it is one more thing to make my machine run slower. Until I read your post, I had no idea that there were so many podcasts available for download. The one that really suprised me was the Sesame Street podcast for children to listen to; kids these days are so tech savvy that I feel as though I am getting behind the times and I need to start utilizing the technology available at my fingertips. I might need to check into the how-to podcasts, they seem like they could be extremely helpful to someone like me who wants to learn more about social networking.

Comment #7

Pitching a Strike Lib3byrd

July 10, 2010

Hey Queta! I totally agree, this NewsU course opened my eyes to a new world of writing for radio! Developing a good pitch is the key to getting your story out there so the right people will want to read it. There really is no reason for your ideas to be turned down if you have a killer pitch, taking the time to make sure everything is accurate and professional will ensure that your pitch turns into a great story. I couldn’t have said it better myself, the pitch has to contain all the vital information but not be too lengthy because that will turn people off from reading the whole thing. I too feel a lot more prepared for writing for the ear after this NewsU course!

Comment #8

TOW 5: One Week of Twitter kaibee89

July 10, 2010

I feel the same way about using my Twitter acount! I have also had one for a while before enrolling in this class and I used to only tweet when I thought of something interesting or funny that I happened to come across and I would send it from my phone right away while I was still thinking about it. After following the PR practitioners from the list that Dr. Nixon gave us I too expect to learn something new each time I login to my account. It was difficult at first to transition my Twitter account from just another way to “update statuses” similar to facebook but now I understand that it is a more professional website and my tweets should be interesting and contain substantial information that others will want to read.

Comment #9

All the Single Ladies Gone Very Wrong oliviajordan

July 10, 2010

I was suprised to see such young girls dancing so provocatively as well! I think that young girls these days are under so much pressure to meet certain standards and this is not the way for them to get attention and it should definitely not be the way for them to win dance competitions. The dance instructors are at fault for teaching these girls to dance, dress, and ultimately act in this manner and the girls are going along with it simply because it is what they are taught by someone that they may look up to. I am completely on the same page as you, great post!

Comment #10

The Creative Career: How to Make your Network Work Lib3byrd

July 10, 2010

I listened to the same podcast for my TOW 6 and I really did enjoy learning from Sandy Jones-Kaminski about social networking tips! She was very easy to listen to, seemed down-to-earth, and I felt as though she wrote this book because she enjoys sharing her success with others and helping them reach the same potential that she has in her career. The one that stuck out the most to me was when she talked about finding the host(s) and/or sponsor(s) of an event, introducing and thanking them, and asking if they know anyone who needs help with social media. To me, this seemed liike the best and most personal way to meet new people and leave a lasting impression!

Comment #11

119 Chops abbym1

July 10, 2010

I have never visited this restaurant myself but I have heard some mixed reviews.. I’m sorry you had a bad experience though! I can’t stand it when you stress that you want your meal prepared a certain way and it still comes out wrong, but it is hard to place blame because it could be the server that forgot to mention it or the kitchen who ignored how the meal was supposed to be specially prepared. I’ve recently had some experiences with similar situations but I’m studying abroad in Paris at the moment and I don’t speak French so when my order comes up wrong I don’t know how to ask them to fix it..

Comment #12

PRCA3330-Week 9-Advice for Blogging akw11

July 11, 2010

I really like your tips for future bloggers! Especially the one about commenting on other people’s blogs; this is such an important part of blogging because it really does help you learn what to include and leave out of your posts. Feedback from others is the key to learning how to make your blog better. The last tip is great too, it’s so important to make blogging fun! We have to do it so we might as well have a good time! Writing about things that spark your interest and the interest of others is a great way to get comments too!

Comment #13

  T.O.W. Week 8- “Are We There Yet?” adq1221

July 11, 2010

I LOVE this post! The way you begin with the Disney World story is great! Good tips to, I especially like tip #9, time IS money and PR professionals should respect the fact that journalists do have deadlines they need to meet so their work should be submitted on time if they want their story to be published. The video is really funny; I love how they make it seem like “couples counseling” for PR and journalism. The way they argue with one another is just like a married couple with issues but at the same time it covers the issues addressed in your top ten tips. Excellent perspective!

Comment #14

Train Etiquette – A grumpy 22 year old’s code of locomotive conduct. jamesdunn25

July 12, 2010

Excellent post! I can relate to what you were going through on the train ride when you compiled this list; I am currently visiting Europe for the first time and I have had some similar experiences on some of the trains I have been on. The smells are especially disturbing to me! The foot odor, the food, all of it combines to make a nasty “train stench” and I’m not sure if I was just sitting close to the lavatory or what, but on a train from Brussels to Paris last Friday the smells were just unbearable.. Very interesting blog, I like your perspective!

Comment #15

TOW 8 annoying PR people ce00363

July 12, 2010

Great list of tips! And the picture is funny as well! I especially like problem #8 about overwhelming journalists with gifts; the story should speak for itself if it is well written, free of grammatical errors and the topic is newsworthy. The last tip is a good one too, creating a story that is too wordy turns off journalists as well as the readers so it is important to keep it simple. Say what needs to be said and nothing more; no one wants to read the “fluff” that is just added to make the story seem longer. Once again, great post!

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