Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Conor A. O'Brien

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Conor A. O'Brien by Conor O'Brien (http://conoraobrien.tumblr.com/.)

Many people know Conor O'Brien as the proprietor of The Vintage, the coffee house and art venue located at 326 Spruce Street in Scranton, which features music, poetry, visual arts exhibitions, theatrical performances, and artistic events of every sort. But fewer know him in his other aspects of performer, playwright, poet, and author -  a collection of skills and avocations he summarizes as "Theatre Artist." On his self-titled Tumblr blog, Conor A. O'Brien, he shares these other aspects of his life through photos, articles, and the "hey, look at this" posts that are the basis for Tumblr. Conor shares some hit-and-run posts, but also includes some longer meditations on the past, the future, and the relationship between the two.

Everyone has a story to tell, even people whose stories we think we know. Conor A. O'Brien is a good example of both a life blog - sharing the myriad aspects that make up an individual's life - as well as a personal branding blog, establishing an online presence waiting to greet anyone who asks the question "Who is Conor O'Brien?" 

What about you? What will people find if they try to learn something online about you? Nothing, perhaps? Or maybe something written by someone else? Why not take control of the information out there about you by being the person who is actually putting that information out there? If you're looking to do this, you can find an excellent model in the blog Conor A. O'Brien.

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

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