05 November, 2006

Bad blogger, bad!

OK so after a couple of emails that verbally smacked me on the nose with a rolled up newspaper and said 'bad blogger, bad', I have decided to return once again. These days I seem to be constantly disappearing and then returning with a (small) flurry of activity and then disappearing again. For this I apologise, but sometimes real life does sometimes (*gasp*) get in the way of the online one.

So there is a lot to catch up on. People are moving, leaving, being promoted all around. Richard is advertising his old position for any students taking a year out and reckon that they can fill his relatively canoe sized PR shoes. Richard returns to his (whisper it now) events management degree, in which I wish him luck for the last year.

Seems like ages ago that Simon Collister was fishing for links, and now he sits proud astride the blogging beast, and has been recognised as such through a (now not so) new job for Green Communications, where I hear he is very much appreciated and having a fantastic time.

Steve Field is leaving the Pentagon and joining Edelmans. I am especially sad to see him leaving Pentagon, purely because of the shock I got when I first checked my site reader and 'the Pentagon' appeared under the IP owner. Cue, much fear, conspiracy theories involving a mis-spent youth and American travel and teasing from people I told, before I realised it was probably Steve at work (and I rather enjoyed the idea of at least one part of the American intelligence reading my idle witterings). But good luck to him as well.

New arrivals to blogging who are writing from my old uni, Leeds Met, include Kate Kilday and Paddy Doyle.

Other excitements have been a small appearance in PR Week by yours truly, as part of a sideline in an article on grads getting jobs. I thoroughly encourage anyone who is interested in this subject to take a look at this as it rather more sucessfully attempts to explain a few of the mysteries that I have attempted to over the last few months.

The very lovely Andrew Wake of Don't Panic, has continued to offer discounted tickets for young PRs for the Delivering New PR conference next Friday. Although I will be working I fully encourage anyone to snap up this excellent opportunity to go along. Email him here.

So now that this has broken the tip of the mountain of things to talk about I feel I can start again with a clean slate. And not even a mention of Wall-mart.

So please, no more 'bad blogger' emails, I'm sorry.

8 comments:

Lydia said...

Hey Alex,

I'm currently in my first year of studying PR at your old Uni, Leeds Met, (so any wise words of wisdom would be most appreciated!), I'm intrigued to know how you get the title of being a 'bad blogger'. I'm new to blogging so once again, any advice would be gratefully recieved.

How did you find your PR degree, because for me everything seems so hard at the moment.

Thanks for your help!
Lydia Cambata

James Barbour said...

We've all been there. Out of coincidence rather than design, I seem to have fallen into a "week on, week off" blogorhythm of late.

(karate-kid style blogging? Or are you all too young to get the reference?)

Sam Oakley said...

Hi Alex,

Been enjoying this blog for a while now but was really commenting on james' word "blogorhythm." hadn't heard it before and, being the lexical geek that I am, I was impressed.

Steve Field said...

Hey Alex,

I appreciate the notion that my reading your blog from the Pentagon inspired thoughts of American intelligence checking in on you. Those who have met me will tell you that I have never been accused of being "American intelligence." Hehe.

Anyhow, glad you are back. If you get a chance and are interested in how the defense community is dealing with new media, hop over to the new D-Ring blog (http://dring.wordpress.com), which I just launched.

Steve

sam Harris said...

Hi alex,

i've just started blogging. So now im on the 'band waggon', i've got to keep up the good work and blog a plenty!

I was scared of the commitment i was making before i started. but now my first blog is out there, i feel my duty is rather a pleasure.

A BIG hello from Leeds Met!

sam

sam Harris said...

Hi alex,

i've just started blogging. So now im on the 'band waggon', i've got to keep up the good work and blog a plenty!

I was scared of the commitment i was making before i started. but now my first blog is out there, i feel my duty is rather a pleasure.

A BIG hello from Leeds Met!

sam

Samantha Wilcox said...

Welcome back Alex, great hearing from you again! Hope the jobs still going well and can't wait to start reading about your exploits and views again!

Tara Lynn said...

Hey Alex,

I think we all have those weeks where blogging is just not happening over sleep or catching up on relaxation time.

But once again, it's nice to see that we're all human and I know I still look to your blog for assistance in this whole social media world.

So no bad bloger emails from me. :)