Pro Comments

1. Title of Blog Post: “12 easy steps to get your life organized (finally)” by Sharon Greenthal
Blog: PR Daily
Date: 2/12/12
Comment: “Thanks for this article. I believe that being organized is crucial in order to succeed i any aspect of life. I especially like that this list wasn’t only reserved for being organized in your work space but also your home environment. I often find myself restless in either area if I do not keep with either form of organization.”

2. Title of Blog Post: “Is Twitter the Death of Writing?” by Ben Stevens
Blog: Relevant Magazine 
Date: 2/12/12
Comment: “I love this post! I agree that journaling is crucial for a number of reasons.I’ve been journaling for most of my life and I feel like I would not account memories as well as I do without writing it down and recording it by some form. However, I do feel like my writing as condenseed significantly because of various social networks. ”

3. Title of Blog Post:”Email overload? Here are 13 tips to help.” by Matt Spaulding
Blog: PR Daily
Date: 2/17/12
Comment: “This is a great article! I think it’s important to remember that even the simplest task such as checking your e-mail is crucial time in your day. It’s important to set time to do so and evaluate the immediacy needed to attend to certain e-mails. I think all the tips you provided are simple and highly effective! Thanks for sharing this.”

4. Blog Post:”Why writers and editors make simple, preventable mistakes” by Laura Hale Brockway
Blog:PRDaily
Date:2/22/12
Comment: “Errors always occur in writing. No matter how hard you attempt to proofread what you have read, we are human and we are bound to screw up. Even in the process of this comment I have probably left numerus mistakes already. I think for me, I am prone to mistakes because of time. Its so easy for me to rush through proofreading without double checking what I have read. I believe being attentive to your reading and revising is crucial to good writing.”

5.Blog Post: “Warping the Message” by Jeff Goins
Blog: Relevant Magazine
Date: 2/25/12
Comment:”I agree. Our society has become rather dependent on technology to feed the void of silence we have become so foreign too. We limit our interactions in person have become more comfortable interacting with a person over the computer. There are definitely cons and pros to this. Our advancement in technology has advanced how much work we are capable to completing in a day. We are able to communicate with others more efficiently and effectively causing our work to reflect the same. The issue comes with balancing the two of these. Finding a medium in the midst of two extremes.”

6. Blog Post: “Four Tips for Great Storytelling” by Slash Coleman
Blog: PR News Online 
Date:3/11/12
Comment: I agree, great stories allow the storyteller to connect with the listener in some way, and that happens best when stories are true and personal. We shouldn’t limit our writing in comparison to someone else’s we believe has already achieved success. The best storytelling comes after we’ve found our own voice, instead of pursuing someone else’s. This is a great post  and I agree with all of your tips.

7. Blog Post: “Facebook Timeline Reveals the Future of Sharing” by Charlene Li
BlogCharlene Li
Date:3/12/12
Comment: “It’s crazy to see how much social media has left an impressionable mark on today’s society. We are constantly staying connected even right after we step away from the computer thanks to smart phones, iphones, ipads, etc. I feel like this is good and bad. It’s important for the field of social media to be in constant communication but I would be afraid of losing the personal interactions if we grew too dependent on technology which we already have.”

8. Blog Post: “Facebook Timeline Reveals the Future of Sharing” by Charlene Li
BlogCharlene Li
Date:3/12/12
Comment: “It’s crazy to see how much social media has left an impressionable mark on today’s society. We are constantly staying connected even right after we step away from the computer thanks to smart phones, iphones, ipads, etc. I feel like this is good and bad. It’s important for the field of social media to be in constant communication but I would be afraid of losing the personal interactions if we grew too dependent on technology which we already have.”

9. Blog Post: by Shonali Burke
BlogWaxing Unlyrical 
Date: 4/13/12
Comment: “I like how you say that the field of public relations is “not for the faint hearted.” I think this is a great lesson the speaks to all PR professionals. It’s important to stay balanced in the field. Time management is definitely key. I’m a student right now and I know that it’s crucial to manage my time wisely to succeed and I’m sure in the professional field it is even more apparent to do.”

10. Blog Post: “PR is the second-most-caffeinated-profession” by Michael Sebastian
BlogPR Daily
Date: 4/15/12
Comment: “I feel like I could see this study being a little skewed since it does not include energy drinks as well. But it is shocking to see that PR professionals drink more coffee than doctors and nurses! I’ve also read how PR has become one of the highest most stressful jobs. it would be interesting to read on the correlation of those two.”

Peer Blog Comments

1. Title of Blog Post: “Work What You Have: Finding New Perspective on the Usual” by Jillian Reid
BlogThrough My Eyes
Date: 2/9/12
Comment: “I loved the post and I loved that you wrote about something you’re passionate about! Your tips are really helpful. I really enjoy photography too, and I agree that perspective is what adds that extra element to your work! And I don’t know what you’re talking about … from what I can see, you’re an excellent photographer. Thanks for sharing your tips, as well as your own photography!”

2.Title of Blog Post: “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” by Daniel Barcello
Blog: Adventures in PR
Date: 2/9/12
Comment: “It’s crazy to see how fast this video has spread online! I am a huge fan os spoken words and of using field such as film to glorify God…especially when its done excelletnly like this. as Christians, we are to perform with excellence in all we do. That’s how God’s beauty turly shines through. All truth is God’s truth. It’s important to remember that we are representing Him in all we do! Thanks for this post! ”

3. Title of Blog Post: “Kisses from Katie” by Sera Menubans
Blog: Seravirgina
Date: 2/12/12
Comment: “I’ve never gotten around to read this book yet but I recently heard about this girl too! She spoke at Catalyst ’11 and I was brought to tears by her story. It’s so encouraging to hear about woman of God who are so selfless enough to give up their plans for God’s plans. Can you imagine being a mother of that many kids alone, that young and in a completely foreign environment? She is simply incredible. I wasn’t aware she had a blog, so thanks for sharing this! I am going to bookmark it now!”

4. Title of Blog Post: “Social Media” by Molly Dodd
Blog:Good Golly Miss Molly
Date: 2/16/12
Comment:”Thanks for sharing your post! And also thanks for all your work you do maintaing the school’s twitter and Facebook! I bet that is a huge load to carry but how fun you get to integrate what you’re learning into a job already! I also use the same social networks both for personal and professional means and I see the benefits and disadvantages of both. I had not heard of klout before so thanks for sharing!”

5.Blog Post: “DIY:Melted Crayon Art” by Liz Colburn
Blog: Randomly Ravishing 
Date: 2/16/12
Comment: “I love this project! I’ve seen it blow up ever since it first hit Pinterest! My friend Christine did a painting in chapel of this and someone bought it for $200! It’s definitely an eye-catching project from the colors to the originality. Pintrest seems to provide a lot of great ideas like this and more! Thanks for sharing this!”

6.Blog Post:”The Evolution of Public Relations” by Mylon Bunce
Blog: Trial & Error in PR 
Date: 2/22/12
Comment:”This is something I often struggle with: finding a definite definition for public relations. I feel like it’s such a broad spectrum of beliefs and I can understand how people not directly related to the field would see confusion as well. So for me, personally, I would say that I do not have a strong grasp on what public relations really means. But through my experience with PR, I’ve realized that the most important aspects are fully knowledgable about what you represent and adequately communicate that.”

7. Blog Post: “Social Bookmarking” by Beth Telg
Blog: Eliza Says 
Date: 4/05/12
Comment: “I actually haven’t heard much about social bookmarking so this is really helpful. What an easy and convenient way to stay not only organized with your blogs but connected. I love that others can read your post as well. I am going to have to explore realm of social bookmarking. I actually have Bloglovin’ opened in another tab right now.”

8. Blog Post: “Thank you, thank you!” by Molly Dodd
Blog: Good Golly Miss Molly
Date: 4/12/12
Comment: “I love thanking you notes…giving and receiving! I never actually thought about sending a thank you notes after an interview. However, that is such a great idea. What better way to make yourself stand out than through a simple act of kindness. These tips are really helpful as well.”

9. Blog Post: “Kony 2012” by Sera Menubans
Blogseravirginia
Date: 4/12/12
Comment: “I can honestly say this is probably one of the best responses I’ve seen in regards to the “Kony 2012″ video. I like how you gave insight of the positives and negatives of the video, and related it to the effectiveness they used in regards to PR. I believe you summed up your response perfectly by saying “A lesson we can learn with Kony 2012 is to educate ourselves about issues, instead of believing everything we see.””

10. Blog Post: “One Big Night” by Jillian Reid
Blog: Through My Eyes
Date: 4/10/12
Comment: “So excited for this event. I think it’s going to be one of the best events of the year. And I agree this year has definitely been a year of first for the university, so what better way to end it then with a big celebration done like never before. You guys have done an incredible job planning and marketing this event. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.”