A quote to live by...

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This is a really exciting, yet challenging month for me.

The Managing Editor at our publication had to take time off for a family emergency. While she’s away this month, she asked that I take over her duties and responsibilities. I am now well into week 2 of this new responsibility, and I definitely have a new outlook on how much work she does!

I’m going above and beyond my usual duties as editor this month, which I LOVE! I’m keeping up with my usual workload, but I’m also keeping tabs on the editorial and art production schedule. I’m helping other editors with their respective projects, and I’m trying to get everyone working together to produce our upcoming September issue.

I’m learning a lot about myself throughout this process. I’m learning that I’m a great multitasker. I’m learning that I can handle pressure well, and that I can make quick decisions when I need to. I’m learning that I can delegate work to others on my team, but I am also assigning myself projects and deadlines. I’m learning that teamwork is absolutely essential throughout the entire production process. I’m learning that communication between teams and team members is KEY.

Most importantly, I’m learning that I can be a strong, dependable manager.

It’s true. I have tablet fever.

I’m using iPad 1 and iPad 3 with retina everyday at work. We are now publishing our publication in 3 places: print magazine, web, and tablets. My main responsibility is to edit the content within the app, including creating and testing hundreds of links. I absolutely love it.

My company is a very Apple-friendly place. The editorial and art departments both work on Apple products, and we only create tablet versions of our publication for Apple products.

But after seeing this commercial, I can’t help but wonder…should I push for my company to start producing for Google’s Nexus 7 tablet?

I saw this commercial and it blew me away. Yes, it’s marketing. Yes, it’s Google and they have an infinite amount of money to produce fabulous commercials. But I’ve never held a Nexus 7 before, and after watching this commercial, I really want to.

In this Apple-dominated tablet industry, it seems impossible for anyone to challenge the beast. But if I was a betting woman, I’d put my money on Google giving Apple a good fight.

I’m still in love with Apple products and always will be. But as the tablet industry grows, I’m interested in trying out new products. I can’t wait!