May 7, 2008

New social media + music blog! Be my friend and subscribe?

Posted in a cappella, blogging, music, Social Media tagged , , , at 2:00 pm by Rebecca Corliss

As I said a few weeks ago, I wanted to start a completely new blog. Make it social media + music related and completely awesome. Well… so far so good. The url is www.rebeccacorliss.com.

Super easy subscriber link.

This is where I shamelessly ask all my lovely, lovely subscribers to sign up for my new blog. It has a much prettier design and will be 5 billion times better than this blog ever was, I promise.

And if you don’t feel like subscribing, at least go check it out. I’d really like your feedback to make sure it’s useful, fun and successful.

Thank you, everyone!

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April 6, 2008

Sharing is caring. Should your friends be blogging?

Posted in blogging tagged , , at 10:10 pm by Rebecca Corliss

I’ve been a heavy duty advocate for anything social media for a few months now. But sadly, many of my friends just don’t get it.

They really misunderstand my blogging. And of all people, you’d think today’s young adult generation would appreciate the blogworld. Unfortunately, many college students and soon-to-be grads still compare blogging to that Xanga or LiveJournal they had as a freshman in high school.

It’s too bad. Blogs aren’t just for nerds or the Xanga-egocentric anymore. Blogs are about interesting THINGS.

But I’m not giving up hope. Thankfully, some young people — even those detached from the techie world — are starting to catch on. They’re understanding blogging can be useful. Perhaps fun!

Case in point: My dear friend Alessandra. She is one of the smartest girls I know: an academic to the tenth degree. She’s in a dual degree program here at BU, studying International Relations and Broadcast Journalism. Indeed, she is a nerd. But you wouldn’t really think of her as a blogger nerd.

Allie, after hearing all about my SM love, decided to join me in the blogosphere by authoring her own blog, A 20-something Spin on Global Affairs. She is THRILLED and says it’s a perfect outlet to express her frustration for foreign policy, troubling current events or even give her take on how to improve some problems going on overseas. It’s a smart site, and I’m really proud of her. Through her blog, she can share her great ideas with the world.

Long story short? Smart people who have good ideas shouldn’t keep them to themselves. ESPECIALLY young people. So enlighten us! What you got?