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My Credentials in a Nutshell

April 14, 2008

Beth Evans at PRSSA National Assembly 2007This begins a series of posts that I’ll write as assignments for my Advanced Public Relations Writing course, taught by Tiffany Derville, Ph.D.; her blog is The PR Post. My first post is supposed to introduce my blog topic and public relations experience. Currently, I’ve been blogging about marketing communications, arts management, and internationalism, and how these all intersect. I may add leadership to these, in which I have formal training. However, all my posts for class will directly relate to public relations.

The name of my blog developed out of an inside joke with a good friend, who uses the word “ninja” interchangeably with “master.” (For example, “You’re a ninja at gardening.”) I hope to one day be a PR Ninja. PR ninjas are not necessarily secretive in how they perform PR.

I wrote a lengthy narrative on my experiences related my blog’s topics but decided to scrap it altogether for two reasons: I’m trying to not write 1,700-word blog posts, and almost nobody wants to read that many words about me. If you want the full version, just ask me through one medium or another, but here’s a summary of my qualifications:

University of Oregon student to graduate June 2008:

Related positions:

Conferences attended:

* In order to be transparent with my readers, I’d like to make it very clear that I’m in charge of a PRSSA Regional Activity titled Northwest Networking: Hiking Toward PR Success. Any instance in which I mention this activity, such as including its blog in my blogroll, is shameless promotion of my own event.

People Have Been Commenting

April 13, 2008

Correction and apologies: Jason Whitmen writes Public Relations Insider; Barbara B. Nixon writes Public Relations Matters.

I just looked at my dashboard for the first time today because I wanted to check my stats, and I had seven comments marked as spam. Four of them seemed legitimate, so they now show up on my blog. I’m so excited that people are reading and commenting : ) This is something I’ll have to remember to check often.

Jason Whitmen of Public Relations Insider commented that one of his friends had e-mailed him one of my posts a while back and that he really likes the whole blog. Barbara B. Nixon of Public Relations Matters quoted my comments on PROpenMic in her post “Watch Out for Digital Dirt.” I love it when public relations professionals not only read my blog, but like it.

I’d also like to thank my friend, classmate and new media ninja Bryan Saxton for including both my personal blog and the blog written by Lindsey Durrell for the conference I’m planning in the blogroll for his new blog Stop the (Word)Press. This is visibly driving traffic to this blog.

Welcome to my Blog

March 21, 2008

After much intimidation and fear of inadequacy, I finally graduated to blogging. I took baby steps to get there – Facebook notes, Yelping, and with comments. My main topics will be arts administration, public relations, marketing communications, and internationalism. I already have a lot of posts in mind, which is part of my motivation. Now, if I can just figure out how to work this thing…