Reflecting without rose-coloured glasses

Be more painfully aware. I started blogging in 2006* right after I finished college (though I didn’t launch this particular blog until a year and a half later). Today, many students are blogging while they are still in school, and almost every student is posting publicly on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. It’s a very different […]

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Be better by being less busy

The past year and a bit has been a blur. This period started out a few months leading up to my wedding where I was working crazy hours and trying to plan a wedding, all the while balancing out copious volunteer commitments and whatever bit of a social life I could squeeze out of it. […]

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Living the long weekend in a new Ford

We decided to buy a new car. While I love my Avenger, it’s a big honkin’ thing and not the most practical for ‘booting around’ downtown as we often use it for. Case in point, the various bumps and scratches that mostly resulted from me trying to back out of our narrow lane way sans coffee. Oops. […]

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How to be a good listener (a work in progress)

I’m not writing this post because I happen to be an expert on the subject. I do know and believe listening is the most important skill anyone can and should have, but I’ve also found myself falling into bad habits that hinder my ability to be a good listener. I am writing this as a […]

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I don’t need to write this, I want to write it.

I miss writing. An odd thing to say, since I’m almost always writing something: A proposal, a report, an email, a tweet… I love the written word and it’s always been my personal favourite form of communications to output… The issue is feeling like I’m always writing out of obligation, not inspiration. Even with this […]

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Building a career in the public eye

Confession: as a student in public relations, I always thought I’d be a behind-the-scenes practitioner. I didn’t really like shining the spotlight on myself and thought my strength would always be hiding in the shadows shining a spotlight on the company or cause I was working for. Now… Five years since I’ve graduated, I’ve gone […]

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Have your say at the Canadian Internet Forum on Feb. 25 in Ottawa

Please note: CIRA is a client of Thornley Fallis, and while  I do not make a habit of using my personal blog to promote work initiatives, in this case, I’m certain this free event will benefit my online enthusiast readers. On February 25, 2011, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will host a unique and […]

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Time to mix it up!!

I assume it’s pretty quiet over the holidays… which makes it ideal timing to switch up my blog! Just an FYI that over the next few days I’ll be switching my domain from web2dotwhat.com (old and dated name!) to kellyrusk.com (my name will never get old!!) I’ll come up with a new name for the […]

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Goodbyes are sad but new adventures are calling…

It’s never easy to leave a job (and I should know, I have left a few…) but sometimes you get an opportunity that just seems right. This Thursday (Dec. 2) is my last day at MediaMiser–after a really fantastic year and a half of great experiences, a super fun office and one awesome team. I’m […]

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