Eight and ten years of blogging. Wow. This is so intimidating for anyone wishing to start a blog these days.
With so many blogs in the blogosphere that cover mainly everything in every industry or personal theme, you might ask yourself: why should I blog? There are enough blogs already and I don´t think I have much to say.
It´s been said before, but it´s worth repeating: because you have your own voice, because we´re different as individuals and therefore we think differently. We might agree on some aspects of the same issue, but never see the things entirely the same. Continue reading →
Arianna Huffington‘s Thrive is one of those books that when you start reading it, you just cannot let go until the end. I read Huffington Post regularly, the Spanish and US edition, and I knew Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO, but I knew nothing about Arianna, the person. One day I stumbled a Ted Talk she gave on How to succeed? Get more sleep! I liked it and I wanted to find out more about her.
That´s how I came across her latest book – Thrive.
You can tell if a book is good and captivating (or not) from the very first pages, at least that’s the word out there, which I agree with. :)
Thrive is that kind of book that makes you thinking, it makes you take a look at your life, at the way you spend your days, at how much quality time you spend with your family and friends. Continue reading →
Last month, Gini Dietrich wrote on her blog, Spin Sucks, about the pros and cons to working with a large PR agency versus a boutique one. It´s a very interesting post, so go over to Spin Sucks and read it, whether you are on one side or the other.
Reading Gini´s post made me think about my career choices over the years. Though I haven´t worked with a large PR agency…yet :), I did work for several years in the different departments of a corporation, the last one being PR and communications.
What did I learn from working with a corporation?
Working in different departments of the same company, allowed me to know the business at its core and to understand it. To say I learnt a lot, it would be a big understatement. Working in that corporation (Raiffeisen Bank Romania) shaped me as a professional, but it also helped me discover what deep down I knew I wanted to do for the rest of my life: PR. Continue reading →