The purpose of this (Caroline Birdwell’s) blog (@ carolinebirdwell.org) is for me (Caroline) to learn, research and practice the art of public relations

Keywords: Public Relations

Originally, I wanted to study English. My goal in life was to become an editor; however, I didn’t know exactly what I meant by that. Did I want to edit copy? Did I want to be the editor of a magazine? Did I want to work for a book publisher? In the end, I learned that being an English major required too much reading and too much abstract thinking. So, I switched my major to public relations, and I think it will get me farther in life than English ever could.

https://carolinebirdwell.org/2021/09/25/welcome-to-my-blog

here i am, a year later since i admitted to myself that i want to be a writer

Keywords: writing

so you have been creating art for yourself for a while now and are finally ready for the world to see it? actually publishing your work, well, that’s something else entirely. i started publishing my work on tumblr in 2018 (i think) and published it almost every day for a few years. with tumblr dying more and more, i decided to move to instagram and, after a few failed attempts, kept regularly posting since the summer of 2020. i’m not gonna lie: putting your work out there is hard. and trying to get it seen even harder. there are so many talented artists, how do i stand out, do i even want to stand out? do i want to constantly perform, constantly post? do i want to be a part of a platform that values quantity over quality? honestly, the answer to most of those was no, at least for me personally. but i knew at the same time that social media can also give artists a chance to be seen, a chance for their voice to be heard, the possibility to connect with other amazingly talented artists and with people who resonate with their work and for that, however challenging Instagram and co might be, i am incredibly thankful.

https://cowboysfromspace.wordpress.com/2021/09/14/sorry-mum-and-dad-i-want-to-be-a-writer