introducing Jen Mack's blog, "Extremely Profound Conclusions on Music and Management"

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Thu, 04/07/2005 - 01:12.

The third of my students this semester who has taken on a topically-focused blogging assignment is Jennifer Mack. She is a double major in music and management, and she still finds time to track down really interesting references to music in business contexts, and to the business of the music industry. I highly recommend a read through her posts from the last few months, under the heading of extremely profound conclusions about music and management. I hope you will click through, read some of her writing, and share a comment with her!

Blogging lessons of a management flute

I was just looking through the realneo archives from around this time last year and saw this posting from Management Professor Sandy Piderit (who I happened to see just yesterday at the GCLAC Lead Poison Forum) about one of her students who was experimenting with blogging - I checked back in and saw the experiment ended last April, but was a good one for the student... and the closing thoughts she shares offer interesting perspectives... wonder how her blogging has developed since then...

Fri, Apr. 22nd, 2005, 04:00 pm
Some Closing Thoughts

The semester, and this livejournal project, have come to an end.

Was it successful? Probably not the way it was intended. We were asked to measure our success by the number of people who read our livejournals regularly. I had a readership pattern that was more sporatic than regular. I did manage to spark a few conversations in some of my music courses and an occasional exchange between a few business friends, though, which I was proud of.

Did I learn anything? You better believe that I did. I did a ton of career researching that I needed to do and found out so many new ideas about what I can do with my music/business backgrounds that I don't know what to look into first. I learned that maintaining a website regularly is a significant time commitment for me. I also learned that I'm not nearly as interesting when I'm trying to fulfill my mental image of professionalism.

What am I going to do with my new blogging skills? Don't know. I've already been translating some of the things I've worked on into my personal livejournal, which I've been told has made it "funnier, more informative, and less angst filled." Who knows what the future holds?

Overall, this has been a good experience for me and I think I've come out of it with a lot of valuable skills and insights.