Changing of the Guard

By Tonie Auer

Since our first blog post on Dec. 13, 2007, by former ASBPE President Steven Roll, to Maureen Alley’s post about being productive, this blog has seen a lot. We’ve seen ups and downs in the economy, the election of a new president, the downfall of print journalism and the rise of the new media.

This has been a wonderful experience for me. Launching the ASBPE blog has been both exhilarating and challenging. Coming up with news you can use or insights into the business as well as giving you information that may make you smile or make you cry — all of it has been incredibly rewarding.

In October, I moved from freelance B2B writing and editing into a new role as the DFW reporter for, an all-digital outlet covering commercial real estate and all that goes with it. I credit much of my move into new media to ASBPE. I’ve learned much here, including that we have to evolve to stay relevant. With that in mind, I think the time is ripe to hand off the responsibilities to a fresh set of eyes with new ideas.

On Monday, our new Blog Chairwoman Maureen Alley will introduce herself and start her trek of providing you with content to improve your publication and your journalism skills.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the blog, read it and forwarded it to their colleagues. We do it for you.

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