A friend recently asked if I write the entries on Don’s Desk by myself. I thought the quality of writing itself would attest to the lack of any editorial guidance. To remove any doubt, I write these entries by myself. In retrospect, many of the posts would benefit from a strong editorial hand.
This week, I made the jump to the big time, following the Chancellor and a few other CCC Presidents (health and TDL) in an ongoing discussion about College to Careers at CCC on the Huffington Post website. In my post, I talked about the role of CCC in helping entrepreneurs through the 10,000 Small Businesses program we host at HWC.
I say ‘big time’ because while I have blogged for 18 months now, the first time my Mother commented on a post was when it appeared on the Huffington Post. Don’s Desk just does not have the same cachet as Arianna Huffington’s media empire.
How fortunate, then, that my Huffington post entry was ably assisted by Nikole Muzzy, our marketing/PR lead at the College. As Nikole and I have worked together, she has learned ‘my voice’ and has played a valuable behind-the-scenes role in helping through a number of public appearances, both virtual and physical. I am grateful for her guidance and strong editorial hand. The HuffPost piece is evidence of her talent.
Don’s Desk, however, remains hands-off to anyone but me. For better and worse.