Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Big Job

While talking with a friend recently, I realized I write for four blogs. I spend a good portion of my week writing, planning and thinking about blogging. Not what I thought I'd always be doing...

[caption id="attachment_309" align="alignright" width="300"]IMG_2394 One of the photos I took for the Royal Results blog during the 2011 American Royal[/caption]

For those of you that knew me in college, I hated writing. (Yes, I was a student in agricultural communications and journalism.) But, I gained some valuable experience blogging as a media intern for 2011 The American Royal and again with Sure Champ as the public relations intern in 2012.

I always knew I wanted my own blog, as a way to share my life with my friends now scattered across the country. BUT, realistically that wasn't going to happen until after graduation. I was too involved and too stressed out to give a blog the attention it deserves.

So, I started the Bring it on Home Blog in Jan. 2013 and have putting a fair amount of time and effort into it. Thank you to all of my readers and those that comment - I love hearing that you read my blog and something made you laugh or think of something we did together.

[caption id="attachment_310" align="alignleft" width="300"]IMG_0700 I blog to keep up with these ladies, Rachel on the left lives in Missouri and Jara in the middle is currently in law school in Topeka, Kan.[/caption]

What some of you might not know is that I have a few other blogging gigs. First being with my full-time job with Focus Marketing Group. I am our social media manager, so I write 2-3 blogs a week over there, post daily to Facebook and tweet from our account @gotfocus_co. Thankfully, I use a few different tools to schedule these posts to go on throughout the day, and I'm not spending all of my working hours on social media. (Although to some of you, it might seem like it.)

I also moderate a discussion group for BeckAgConnects, a sort of social media site for farmers and ag professionals looking to expand their knowledge. My discussion group is called "Email, Texting, Tweeting ... Oh My!" and I write twice a week about new technology and how to use it in your operation. If you are interested in agriculture and learning more about all aspects, I recommend you look into BeckAgConnects. Beck Ag is a super cool, progressive company, which I was fortunate to learn about during a career fair at Kansas State University. They have been an awesome group to work with!

The final group I blog for is the Kansas Beef Council and their Kansas Beef Chat blog. I responded to their call out for student bloggers through the Kansas State Collegiate Cattlewomen, an organization I was involved in during my college career. I write a post for them about every 6 weeks, and try to give a "human perspective" to the beef industry and use my experiences to make the farmer/beef producer more attainable and personable.  Check out my latest post, "Beef & Horse Racing" about how to incorporate beef into your Kentucky Derby parties and wearing big hats. I like both of those things.

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Blogging is a fun way to write, you get to write the way you speak and put your personality in your writing. So, while I used to hate writing ... I now find it as a way to express myself, occasionally air my grievances and keep up with my buddies.

If you enjoy the Bring it on Home Blog, I invite you to follow my other blogs as well, especially if you're interested in agriculture and/or technology.

Are there any topics you'd like me to cover on this blog? I enjoy feedback and I'd like to give the people what they want!


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