Monday, December 31, 2007

I Hate to be Cliche, but...

... it is December 31st, and it's possible I'm the only person working today. (At least, working until noon, when my office closes.) That being the case, it seemed like the right time to blog. Plus, during my morning scan of a variety of websites and blogs, I came across a post that got me thinking.

One of my favorite sites, for its educational value and it's snarkiness (and let's be honest, most of us enjoy some good snarkiness) is the Bad Pitch Blog. (To their credit, those who get 'snarked' at by the site's bloggers deserve it. And seriously, if you haven't checked out the Bad Pitch Blog, do so. It's an invaluable learning tool for any PR professional.)

Anyway, the Bad Pitch Blog had a post about Industry Predictions and New Year's Resolutions.

So in the spirit of the season, my New Year's Resolutions for this blog and for CCG:
  1. To continue to put together top-notch monthly lunches (okay, an obvious one, but important nonetheless).
  2. To make this blog a more vibrant community, which means: more posts (so you all will make this one of your morning must-reads) and more contributions from speakers and the CCG community. Please, let me know what you want to see here. Do you want this to just be your site for updates on our lunches, i.e., not a true blog? Or do you want more?

My New's Resolutions for work:

  1. OK, so maybe this is every PR professional's goal, but it's important anyway: To create better pitches that result in more significant coverage for my employer.
  2. To get at least one good, meaty story in The Washington Post. (Though truthfully, I'd really love 3 or 4. But maybe that's just greedy.)
  3. To keep my office organized.

And, of course, my New Year's Resolution for my personal life:

  1. Less clutter at home. (The "I get distracted" reason as to why there are piles of stuff everywhere only appeases my husband so much.)
  2. I'd say "Get better about working out" or "Eat better" or some of that nonsense, but I've decided to be more realistic this year. Sure, I'd love to work out consistently or eat fewer morning pastries, but making that a resolution will probably only lead to disappointment. So why do it, right?

And now, I want to turn this over to you, my 2 or 3 readers? Any New Year's Resolutions you'd like to share? Or feedback on what you'd like to see from CCG and/or this blog?

-- Robin

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