Reasons for Going MIA

I’m sorry I’ve been MIA. You know what happened? Life happened. But I haven’t stopped reading! I know, by the looks of this blog it looks like I’ve been in a three month intellectual coma, watching Call the Midwife.

In the last three months, I’ve been:

  • Helping promote enrolment in Seneca College’s Social Media post-grad program (Seneca SoMe)
  • Volunteering for the Pan Am Games 2015 Recruitment Centre
  • Volunteering at Be Good Be Social York Region
  • Watching Blackfish on Netflix and becoming really passionate about saving Killer Whales from captivity (even though they are cruel)
  • Signing up for unlimited yoga classes at Hot Yoga Markham so there’s no excuse to not exercise
  • Living through what felt like the longest winter of my life
  • Being super confused after watching Noah. I still can’t figure out if I liked it
  • Reading about zombie children and the end of men. Reviews to come!

Someone asked me the other day if I was going to make blogging my full time job and I felt a little guilty thinking about how I’ve neglected Broken Penguins for a few months. But no, I have no plans of monetizing this blog — it will remain a hobby just like reading!

So what’s everyone doing now that spring’s finally arrived?

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I’m Kinda A Do-Gooder

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Here’s a little fact I haven’t really revealed on Broken Penguins before: I’m a do-gooder at heart. Once upon a time, I thought I would become a social worker so I could help make someone’s life just a little easier. But as luck would have it, I went into PR instead but still ended working in nonprofits.

I currently work at an organization which does amazing work in and around the realm of home health care. I also recently met up with an instructor at Seneca College in Toronto who is heading a new social media program.

senecasomeIf you’re looking to work and volunteer for a cause, having the skills to use social media professionally is extremely helpful. For those of you in the Toronto-area looking for a legitimate, recognized college program that will lead you into a social media specialist career — check out Seneca SoMe.

It’s a post-grad run by Seneca College and it’s the first accredited program of its kind. Yes, you really can get paid to be on Facebook and Twitter all day — but you better be damn good at it and this program can get you there.

You see, it’s not enough to want to “do good”. You have to do it well.

For those of you looking to hire a social media professional for a nonprofit, check out my article in NonprofitMarCommunity.

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