Who’s with me?

The past year of living in a world-wide pandemic has been nothing short of a buzz-kill. I have previously written about how the pandemic has affected the live music scene in Austin, Texas, and I would like to take today to address the affects on the national…

You don’t need a party planner

Last week I got to celebrate my roommate at her bridal shower. This shower was beautiful. It was a high tea and we felt like classy women. What was the best party you may ask? My other roommate and I planned it ourselves. We…

Reflecting on My Emergency in Costa Rica, One Year Later…

With the one year anniversary of the Coronavirus shutdowns approaching fast, I can’t help but laugh as I look back at that first week of shutdowns. I was so naïve. I thought, “Oh, this will only be a few weeks…

Find your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats…

The past few months, I have worked as a communications intern at my church in the Bryan/College Station area. One of the planning tools that we use frequently is the SWOT analysis. I am mainly in charge of social media planning, so this form of analysis is perfect for the…

I joined a random Facebook group… and I don’t regret it

Anyone who knows me, knows I am obsessed with my dog. I’ll admit it, it may be slightly leaning towards an unhealthy obsession. In recent weeks, I have wondered what mix of breeds runs through her veins. Dachshund and…

What is listening in social media research?

When planning for social media campaigns, does anyone else here often find themselves hyper-focused on what you want to say? You have a vision, and you want to control how you portray that vision. But then later on you realize that focus tends…

And I’m here to get you started…

This is my dog, Penny Lane (a not-so subtle reference for my fellow Beatlemaniacs). I adopted her back in 2015 after she and the rest of her litter were found in a cardboard box on the side of a road. She is quite literally a gift from God. She has…

Shelby Hines

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