Cara Mitchell

September 4, 2008

Breathing is to a Person what Blogging & Twittering is to a PR Pro

Filed under: Other,Responses — by caramitchell @ 5:38 pm

Maybe the title is an overstatement, but it drives my 1st lesson of the day home.

In class today we watched “A Moment With Phil” and spoke with PR professional Kipp Bodnar. After watching this video, speaking to Mr. Bodnar, and listening to Dr. V talk about how she reads from 200-300 blog posts per day, and others read up to 4,000/ day, I was completely blown away!

I now realize that I need to make a real effort to make blogging as common as “drinking coffee” like Dr. V said, so that writing posts and commenting, and twittering won’t feel like a task or another homework assignment to cross off the list…especially since we are going to be engaging in these activities all semester long. I would like to incorporate blogging (and other online activities that I’m learning are extremely useful for upcoming PR professionals) into my lifestyle.

This is definitely one of my major goals for this class. Let the journey begin! πŸ™‚



  1. Cara,
    to be honest, most days I don’t read 2-300 posts a day. The more accurate number is somewhere between 80-100. Still, my coffee becomes cold by the time I’m done πŸ™‚

    I do have twitter on ALL the time, though… but that’s not work, it’s like having friends chatter and teach me and support me when I’m down…

    Look at the title of this post. Can you find the grammar error in it? πŸ™‚

    Comment by prprofmv — September 6, 2008 @ 2:20 pm |Reply

  2. 80-100 still has just as much of a WOW factor for me πŸ™‚

    Am I missing a comma in the title? I’m not sure…

    Comment by caramitchell — September 6, 2008 @ 4:08 pm |Reply

  3. Hi Cara,

    I think the professor refers to the letter A not needing to be capitalized.

    I’m on twitter a good bit, as you know, but it’s important to understand the community. Reading blogs takes up a few minutes in the morning, but that’s it.

    I skim both and look for items that are interesting, then I delve further into them.


    Chris Craft

    Comment by Chris Craft — September 6, 2008 @ 5:30 pm |Reply

  4. Hi Mr. Craft,
    Thanks for that grammar help πŸ™‚ I’ll remember those tips – they will definitely help. Good to hear from you on the web.

    Comment by caramitchell — September 6, 2008 @ 6:04 pm |Reply

  5. Wonderful post and comments here. The lesson I take away is that perhaps the first and most important practice re: online (blogs, forums, networks) is the listening. Reading blogs and more each day can be just like reading the newspaper. Do it regularly. I’m guessing I spend 90% to 95% of my time online listening (reading, listening to podcasts, watching videos). I learn more by listening that I do by writing, for instance.

    Comment by Robert French — September 6, 2008 @ 9:20 pm |Reply

  6. Thanks for the insight, Mr. French. It’s good to know where I should put most of my focus just starting out.

    Comment by caramitchell — September 11, 2008 @ 2:55 am |Reply

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