Looking back on 2018 — through my writing in the last 12 months.
2018 has been another great year. I learnt a lot. I reflected upon burnout, critical thinking, and over-sharing on social media. I’m more grateful than ever for my family, friends, and mentors for always being there for me. Through new networks and, I met inspiring people this year. In 2018, I also set myself some new challenges. I got more involved with the group of tech journalists and PRs TechJPR. I also ran more than ever since high school and started training for the London Marathon in 2019.
MK highlights from 2018
Some of my posts that I thought were notable and reflected my year
✨ I spoke about personal branding at the Women in PR event.
🖋 I interviewed Maja Pawinska Sims of Holmes Report on power of blogging.
❓ I stressed the importance of asking the right questions.
👥 I tackled mentorship through reading, listening, and getting inspired by others.
📰 I asked some journalists about follow-up pitches.
⌚ I revisited the topic of time management in public relations — and beyond.
👨💻 I’ve been working in PR for twelve months and shared lessons I’ve learnt so far.
🏛 I joined the running club and interviewed its founder.
🇵🇱 Rafał Sałak of Prowly PR Software wrote about public relations in Poland.
🤝 I gave some tips on making the most of meetings as a junior PR pro.
🌟 Olivia Shalofsky guest posted on making the most of an internship.
💬 Ella Minty gave me an opportunity to host #PowerandInfluence chat.
🤖 I considered benefits of working in tech PR.
📊 I interviewed Metia’s VP of demand Pete Morgan about integrated comms.
💻 I celebrated tenth anniversary of TechJPR.
📱 I shared my thoughts on my generation’s pursuit of likes and doing it for the gram.
💳 Katya Hamilton-Smith wrote about her internship at Visa.
💫 I wrote about novelty of working in public relations wearing off.
✍️ I caught up with Richard Bailey of PR Place on blogging and #bestPRblogs.
⌛ I went for the running trip to Portugal and wrote about setting priorities in life.
🏃 I set myself two, big challenges: to run a marathon and fundraise for the charity Sense.
💸 I shared my personal finance tips.
🗣 I spoke at the CIPR student event on PR blogging.
👌 I loved RESET from David Sawyer and thought juniors would benefit from it, too.
Thank you to everyone who got involved, helped, inspired, or wrote a post for my blog this year. Here’s to 2019!
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