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Media Minute: Introducing JerryBrownPR

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Media Minute: Introducing JerryBrownPR
By Jerry Brown, APR

JerryBrownPRI’ve changed professions. I used to be a writer. Now I’m a content provider.

The change happened without any conscious effort on my part. In fact, I didn’t even notice it until recently. So, I’m not really sure when this career change occurred.

I’ve been a writer for years. Spent 20 years committing journalism. Wrote zillions of stories back then. Spent another 10+ years as a speechwriter. Wrote speeches for two company presidents, a CFO and lots of other executives. I used to write articles, blogs, PowerPoint presentations, news releases, annual reports, all kinds of stuff. Now it’s all content. And the people who produce it are content providers.

I’ll miss being a writer. It required so little effort. As the late journalist Gene Fowler once noted: “Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” I know all about those drops of blood. I think they must be bad for you. Take Fowler, for example. He’s dead. Of course, he’d be 122 years old if he were still around. So, maybe I don’t have to worry just yet.

Actually, I’ll be hanging out in better surroundings now that I’m a content provider. Content is king, after all. Rubbing shoulders with royalty. Wow.

Since I’ve changed professions, I’ve also changed websites. Moved into a better neighborhood, as it were. The new one is Drop by anytime for a visit. Let yourself in. Feel free to take a look around. I don’t mind. Really. And if you come across any loose ends, I hope you’ll let me know. We’re still in shakedown mode. Just got the landscaping in over the weekend.

My Twitter handle has been @JerryBrownPR for some time. I have a new YouTube channel, JerryBrownPR. I’ve changed the name of my business page on Facebook to JerryBrownPR. And you’ll find a new blog on my home page, called JerryBrownPR. Do you notice a theme here?

The new blog will focus on content. I plan to continue doing the Media Minute. If you get the Media Minute by email that’ll continue as well. I don’t plan to distribute the new blog by email. But one of the loose ends is to create an RSS feed for anyone who wants to subscribe that way.

I hope you’ll visit my business page on Facebook, too. And, if you haven’t already done so, I hope you’ll Like it. I’ll be happy to Like you back. I like Liking people. It’s such a friendly thing to do.

But please don’t write on my Facebook wall. Add some content instead. It’s a more regal thing to do. And you won’t have to clean any drops of blood off of your forehead.

That’s my two cents’ worth. What’s yours?