Friday, November 30, 2012

Carving out time for creativity

The holidays are quite the doozy. With coworkers being gone, schedules being wonky (what's up with my word choices today?) and an inevitable increased workload,  creative thinking and finding inspiration often has to become a conscious choice.  

Friday, November 16, 2012

More than beautiful.

I have been focusing a lot more on my Community Advisory Board lately, trying to make it work. I think it's always going to be tricky to coordinate unpaid volunteers, even when their interests have something at stake. 

To try to drum up more interest, I decided to hold a meeting in person. (Until now, we had done everything over Facebook.) Coordinating schedules was impossible, so I just decided to hold an open office hour-style meeting at a coffee shop with whomever could come. Although it was small, the meeting ended up far exceeding my expectations. I left with a long list of incredible story ideas and tips. 

This taught me a lesson: that sometimes things happen the way they're supposed to, and if you stop fighting it and roll with it, it can sometimes lead to unexpected blessings. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

J-nerds like me, get giddy! Here's an interactive graphic about mobile journalism

The only way to appropriately write about mobile journalism would be an interactive graphic, don't you think? I got a kick out of this article Steve Outing at CU wrote about my recent workshop at CU. Pow! 

Read the story here: http://testkitchen.colorado.edu/2012/11/aimee-heckel-mojo/#





Try making your own interactive graphic here: http://www.thinglink.com/