Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Years (2010)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Part of it is because I’ve been extremely busy at work finishing up ILE and for the past 2 months, the Red Team Leader Course (which was excellent by the way).

The other part of it is just social media burn-out, and it looks like I’m not the only one. A recent 2010 Pew Internet Report showed that young people (don’t know if I’m still classified as ‘young’) are blogging less. It looks like blogging has peaked, but it may also be that people are engaging in other areas like Facebook or Twitter.

For me, I blogged about 16 times this year which is not a ton, and have drastically reduced my presence on social media sites.

Not much Twitter any more and no more Flickr-Pro (I stick with MobileMe for now). I played around with going all Google a few months back, to include Gmail, Picasa and Buzz, but it just didn’t work for me. I haven’t updated the Facebook page in awhile, but I have maintained my personal Facebook posts.

What will 2011 bring for me?  For one,  I’ll be in school for another year attending the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Ft Leavenworth.

SAMS is not a Public Affairs-related course. The curriculum  is more focused on Army operations and planning, but I think it will make me a more complete PAO on the back side.

I’m going to attempt to blog more and stay engaged in the PA/PR/Social Media World a little more next year than I was this year, but I’m not sure what the best methods for me will be while I’m reading several hundred pages a night in SAMS.

So until my first post of 2011, just wanted to wish everyone a great holiday season and Happy New Year.

Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Army Flickr Photostream

Mike Nicholson

I've spent my career working in a variety of Strategic Communications, Public Relations, Public Affairs, Information Operations, and Executive Outreach positions. With a history of planning, preparing, executing, and assessing communication strategies in the U.S. and abroad, I use this site to write, think and share lessons learned on organizational communications.

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