On this mid-April morning, I can barely find the words to explain my excitement at today's weather. The sun is shining, the temperatures are supposed to reach the upper 70s, and I am wearing open-toed sandals (without shivering!). Additionally, yesterday was the first day that I spent working in my yard this season- transplanting shrubbery, cleaning perennial beds, and removing the winter's accumulation of sand from our garage. These first few tastes of warm spring weather have been delicious!
Just as the sun puts a smile on my face, so do some of these noteworthy items:
It appears that April is a month of change at PeKu. In addition to the regular monthly updates of topics and themes on a handful of our publications, we have an assortment of other changes throughout the company. Just like the flowers and trees in my yard that are preparing to bloom, so, too, is PeKu blooming this spring.
Let's take a peek at some of the changes:
Three new columnists added- With some transitions anticipated in the new few months and the addition of a few new articles, it was the perfect time to grow our writing team.
Jessica joined the PeKu writing team in November of 2011. Since that time, she has covered many topics over a number of our publications. From technology to travel and politics to planting, she is knowledgeable about a myriad of subjects. Her articles are a great source of both information and inspiration. Want to take on a house project or purchase some new biking gear? Jessica's articles will provide the data needed and have you excited to start a new project or journey.
Please allow me to introduce you to Jessica.
MPK: When you aren’t writing articles, what do you
Reading that title, it probably brings the men's NCAA basketball tournament to mind. However, that isn't the only madness happening right now. At PeKu, we are putting the very last touches on our next editorial calendar. In fact, it should be in our writers' and editors' hands before the end of the workday today. Within this calendar there are a handful of changes:
Addition of new categories
Expansion of other categories
Elimination of a publication
There's a lot to do on this St. Patrick's Day, none of which is enjoying green-colored beverages. So, I'm keeping this column short to focus on
On the content front, we have a new set of projects that we are tackling: new marketing videos for PeKu, a realigned calendar for My Fitness Tunes, refined search functionality on all of our sites. As these tasks are varied, it allows me to work with different team members on each: an editor, an engineer, an intern. I love sharing ideas and receiving feedback that encourage me to consider different perspectives.
On the team front, we have several occurrences this month:
New writer- Joe Shotkus has joined us as a writer and a specialist. He will be filling
Every month there are changes at PeKu, which I enjoy. I like not only the process of envisioning and creating but also the learning involved. It keeps my mind busy and allows me to expand my knowledge and imagination. This month we have three changes within our publishing schedule.
Think Tasty- The original PeKu publication is moving to a more structured format. Each month the recipes will revolve around a given theme. Plus, we have removed our weekly food video and replaced it with a new column, Simple Solutions. This column will feature recipes that require