When the announcement that DNAinfo and Chicagoist were unceremoniously shut down by billionaire founder and owner Joe Ricketts went viral, a large … [Read more...]
Look through a collection of thoughts and ideas that captivate my mind.
Chicago Protests Trump
Last night, the protest through Chicago was amazing, inspiring, uplifting. As I reflect on all of my feelings, I'm struck with pride for being a part of this … [Read more...]
Happy Holidays 2014
It's another year, another holiday season and another time to be thankful. As you raise your glasses, tuck in for another piece of pie and wish happy tidings to … [Read more...]
My Favorite Logan Square Spots
Time Out Chicago asked me to weigh in on my favorite Logan Square neighborhood spots for a roundup article they were doing (click the link). I was honored to … [Read more...]
Why The Hobby Lobby Ruling Matters
My Personal History with Feminism, Health Care and Activism Today I was asked: "What right did you lose because of the Hobby Lobby decision?" My … [Read more...]
Journalists: Stop Being Neutral
Earlier this afternoon, I came across a Guardian News article about media coverage of the U.S. election from writer Emily Bell. Bell takes a hard look at how … [Read more...]
365 Photographed Days
It's been a few months since my 30th birthday, and what was the beginning of my 30 at 30 challenge, yet life has definitely kept me very busy. Admittedly, I've … [Read more...]
On Being A Shy Kid
It often comes as a surprise to people to learn that I was a shy kid. If you've ever heard me talk about my passion for karaoke, you might be surprised by this. … [Read more...]
Celebrating 10 Years
Today is my blogoversary. This online journal started on this day 10 years ago in 2002. Wow. When I created the blog, I really didn't have any direction. As a … [Read more...]
Kate did and excellent job with our website. We have received several compliments on how nice it looks and how easy it is to navigate. She also went above and beyond to make sure that we were able to update and the website ourselves through Wordpress. I cannot gush about how awesome she is and how happy we are with the site and her dedication to the project.
I met Kate through the Association of Women Journalists (AWJ) and immediately was impressed (and inspired) by her creativity, drive, work ethic and use of social media. Her passion for journalism, digital media and communications overall is evident in the projects she takes on, including LoganSquarist, an online news outlet that she founded that uses social media to socialize the neighborhood. What I admire about Kate is her vitality as well as her desire to keep learning and growing personally and professionally. Kate is a modern-day renaissance woman who is multitalented (ask about her travel, knitting and marathon exploits!) and who brings instant value to any team or organization.
One of the best things I've ever done in my career is work with Kate Hamilton. Her enthusiasm for all things editorial, not to mention her energy and passion for any project she's involved with, is contagious. In addition to being a natural born leader, she's also a creative type, a thinker, a stickler for details, and someone with incredible vision and the drive to get things done. I always marvel at how she is constantly teaching herself new things. She always seems to be ahead of the curve on anything related to social media, and she also has an eye for design. This lady rocks! And she continues to be a mentor to me and others in journalism and communications.
Kate has been a fantastic resource for all things digital, whether redesigning my website on Wordpress, fine tuning my social media profiles, or understanding Google Analytics. She's an excellent communicator, and I will absolutely hire her again in the future.
Kate is a wealth of knowledge who served as a tremendous mentor for all of our team members while constantly improving processes and workflows. She’s a tremendous project manager, pays great attention to detail, and is able to demand results from her team with respect. At LoganSquarist she has built and led a team of dozens of volunteer contributors committed to her vision of a community resource. I would happily work with Kate again anytime!
Kate is a real professional and a pleasure to work with. She is a great communicator and always put her client's (my company) interest first. She is tremendously personal and had a great understanding of our business and how she could help it. She is great and is a tremendous asset to any company.
I worked with Kate during my time as a community manager at Lightspan Digital while Kate was my direct manager. Kate’s communication practices really taught me how to navigate the sometimes complicated agency world. As an account manger, Kate smoothly orchestrated 10+ accounts at one time as well as help me manage and prioritize tasks in my role. Kate was a role model during my first few years in the professional world and continues to be so to this day.
Kate has an incredible amount of drive when it comes to LoganSquarist. In the six months that I’ve been involved, I’ve watched the site grow from a pet project to a respected community publication. This success can be attributed to Kate’s technical and leadership skills. From building out the site to off-hours community management and a consistent flow of content, the site improves by leaps and bounds on a weekly basis. When it comes to team management, Kate delegates tasks in an organized and efficient manner, making her an all around great and inspiring person to work with.