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Comment # 10

Ben Herman

“Why reporters ask the tough questions”

As a future reporter, this was really helpful. I know that there is always pressure, especially in a high profile interview, to get the “Money Shot”. Whether that be tears, a secret confession, or whatever. Often times, especially having morals, you kind of wonder what you really are doing it for. Like you said in your post from the article, is it for recognition from bosses? awards? public approval? fame?

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Comment # 9

Ben Herman

“Four Square – No longer a recess game”

Comment: Ben, I agree that FourSquare is a great tool for businesses, especially great for connecting with the customer. BUT, like I have said in my blog posts about FS, I just don’t have the time to do it. I think that other methods of social media are just as effective for businesses for use, and those are ones that will reach people like me who really forget, or don’t have the time to check in at every place that they go.

Comment # 8

Beth Telg 

“Call Me Maybe”

I love your for posting the “Call Me Maybe” video with JB. But, I’m sorry my dear Beth, I do not like One Direction. I think I’m over the boy band scene. I really don’t want anyone to take the place of NSYNC in my heart ­čśŤ

Comment # 7

Beth Telg

“So you want to be a blogger”

Comment: Beth, This is very useful info! Especially for someone, like ┬áme, who isn’t a professional blogger, and doesn’t blog that often. I probably won’t need to blog as much as I will need to use FB or Twitter for my career, but thank you for the tips as I am getting started!

My Fave Blogs

To be honest, this class has been completely new for me. I don’t think I had ever had an interest of following a blog until I was required to for this class. Im not completely up to speed with which professional has a great blog, or what new book about PR or social media has been written. Although, I have been following people in our class and in the other PR classes that Professor Nixon is teaching.

So, I decided instead of telling my favorite professional blogs (because I don’t have any), Ill tell my favorite peer blogs!

First, I really liked Molly Dodd’s┬áblog. This blog had a ┬álot of interesting information that can be useful in everyday life. For example, her most recent post about when to send a “Thank You!” note. This is light hearted but also very important sometimes when it comes to interviews or other aspects of the business world.

Second, Rachel LaFlam’s┬áblog proved to be one to follow. While I am not a professional blogger, Rachel’s blog made it easy to understand PR topics even though I may not be familiar with PR in general. The way Rachel uses things such as “Harry Potter” to discuss widgets and badges is great. It gives me a sense of what she’s talking about (and doesn’t make me feel stupid when I have no idea what badges are).

Third, Beth Telg always brings a smile to my face. Again, this is one of those blogs that is relatable. I feel like Beth is writing for anyone, not just a PR professional or someone in the industry.

Comment #4

Deirdre Breakenridge

Thanks for the information! I had never heard of Zite, but after reading your post and downloading it, its probably one of my favorite apps as well! Thanks again.

Comment #6

Molly Dodd

“Thank you, Thank you!”

comment: ┬áMolly, You are right! Often, we forget that we need to thank people. Personally, I always send a thank you note or email after an interview. I feel that it just makes you more personable. I think that sometimes we forget, like you said, to “Give credit where credit is due”.