Social Media is a new marketing tool, and everyone is still trying to figure out how to best use it. But don’t lose faith – just gain creativity.


You may (or may not) have noticed that my blog updates have been, well, sparse, in the last couple weeks. However, while my blog posts have been few and far between, I have most definitely been around.


My friend and former assistant, Cameron, called me yesterday with exciting news. He told me that he got hired on full-time at his “travelling job” that he’s had for a while during school. What’s even more special about this, is that Cam has been “following in my footsteps” for a while now – he was my Entertainment reporter when I was Entertainment Editor at the CU Independent; when I was Managing Editor, he was Entertainment Editor; when I was Chief, he was Managing Editor.

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Write for a reason

I went to Borders yesterday to use a coupon. I love bookstores. In fact, I could spend days in a bookstore. I love the way they smell, the sounds, the fact that I’m surrounded by so much more than just, me. Anyway, I digress. I walked into Borders and on the very first table (yeah, I’m one of those people that stop at each table and peruse the “recommended readings” and wonder to myself if they really are all they’re cracked up to be) is a book that’s entire cover is filled with text. Intrigued, I picked it up and read the cover.

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2009: A Reflection

As the New Year approaches, it seems as though it’s a theme in the blogosphere to be writing about their New Year resolutions. Yes… I want to join a gym, lose 20 pounds, be a better person, blah blah blah. But let’s be real here for a second.

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I was inspired to write this post by Kaci, who was inspired by Doniree. Oh, the circle of blogging. (And I copied some of Kaci’s… turns out we have quite a bit in common). Anyway, here goes. What do I do? As a profession, I work for a social marketing company in San Francisco. But, […]


September 11, 2001

I can’t believe it’s been eight years. Eight years since the 9/11 attack on America. I remember exactly what I was doing when I heard about the attack – it was passing period in high school. I was walking outside to my next class. I bumped into a friend who cracked a joke about some […]

I read a quote from Ben Franklin the other day that seemed to suit me quite well, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” I think the quote is pretty dead on when it comes to life in general. My only qualm with it is: why does it have to be one […]


And it ended with an interview with my dad on the CBS4Denver 10 p.m. Newscast. Unbelievable. The first tweet is from @MistyMontano Dad responds from @BradFriedman @MistyMontano responds And the DMs begin The interview is set! After the interview National news??? Wow. So cool. Just another reason Twitter rocks. My dad can be found on […]


Many times, it seems as though Americans (myself included) get caught up in their own American issues and forget there is a whole big world out there. I’m sure (or at least I hope) many of you have seen the news recently and have heard about the big controversy going on Iran. Well, I didn’t. […]


It’s amazing how it seems four years of your life turn into two ceremonies, a party and one piece of paper. Is this what it really means to graduate? No. Graduation means so much more. It means that you endured four years of classes, papers, exams and presentations. It means you survived late nights, early […]

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Tonight is my last budget meeting as Editor-in chief for the CU Independent.

I can’t believe it.