Hey. It’s been a while.
Not that I didn’t have a lot to say these past few months. I always do. But 2013 was one of those years when nothing went right for me professionally. So after this post on March 3, I decided it was time to STFU. You got your troubles, I got mine.
Now it’s time to move on. I’ve immersed myself in creating killer content for courses in the Kent State’s PR Online Master’s program, and I’m working hard on a campaign that I hope will educate communication professionals about the injustice of unpaid internships and the legal issues surrounding them. It’s a cause that could use another voice, and I’ve decided to lend mine. I hope you’ll get on board.
What really triggered this post after 3 months of silence is what I hope is a positive step toward getting my head back into the game — or at least back into my job. I’m pleased to start the year as a co-star in a Kent State fundraising campaign, along with my friend, mentor and former student, Dino Baskovic. It was Dino who dragged me into social media some 8 years back and it was Dino who served as my social-media professor as Toughsledding.com took to the blogosphere.
To the Kent State faithful, this isn’t a pitch. But if you decide to open your checkbook on this appeal, please check the box for the E. Zoe McCathrin Scholarship Fund. That way, you’re helping a public relations student continue the PRKent tradition, and you’ll be serving memory of a friend and mentor who shaped so many public relations careers.
I know what you’re thinkin’. Why would Kent State put a troublemaker like me in the spotlight this way? Beats me! Maybe they’re starting to understand that dissent isn’t such a bad thing after all. But whatever the reason, it’s time for a little positive karma.