18 Jan

Those who know me well know that I’ll always arrive a little late. Well, okay, sometimes significantly late. Friends and family have learned to adjust their schedules or to simply enjoy the downtime while they wait.

(There was that searing July afternoon, when I left my severely pregnant best friend outside of Teresa’s in Princeton for more than half an hour. I arrived cool, unconcerned and believing I was on time. She had browsed the shops while waiting and wasn’t at all annoyed with me: I’d done precisely what she’d expected. Let me say that she’s not alone in adding a half hour onto my stated ETA.)

True to form, I’m late here too – to the blogosphere, that is. I’ve been writing all my life, so you might wonder why I’ve deliberately avoided what seems like a natural medium for me. I could give any number of excuses, but frankly, if there’s no looming deadline, I tend to procrastinate.

I finally committed a month ago, but I dragged my feet for want of a name. More on that in another post.I committed because I teach a class in public relations at Rider University. Blogs and other social media are becoming important tools in public relations, so I’ve committed the students to blogging for the semester. There are mixed feelings, but I think that everyone is willing to experiment. I believe we’ll all learn something – even if it is that blogging is not for us.

So we’re off. Follow our progress by visiting Class Links above.


2 Responses to “Prologue”

  1. Robert February 1, 2008 at 11:49 pm #

    Happy to find your blog. I’ll be pointing my students to you and your students, too.

  2. Diane Thieke February 2, 2008 at 12:12 am #

    I’m glad that you found me! You were my inspiration for this, and I’m looking forward to having our classes start a conversation.

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