JenX67 or Are You There, God? It’s Me, Generation X, is the blog of American mother and Oklahoma writer, Jennifer James McCollum, APR. It is a blog about generations, especially Jennifer’s: Generation X (1961 to 1981). It’s been featured in nearly 30 news outlets including The Washington Post, NBC Entertainment, The Oklahoman and Tulsa World. (Scroll to the end to see a partial list with links.)
Blog posts cover a broad range of topics relating to generations including career, marriage, faith, family, parenting, pop culture, 70s and 80s nostalgia and more. Parenting and career posts also feature Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Gen Y (b. 1982 to 1996/2000) and Generation Z (b. 2000 to present). They are written form the perspective of a professional working mother living in Oklahoma. As such, many of the posts feature content about Oklahoma City.
Blue Plate Special (Round-up of latest news on generations)
Saturday Gen X Cartoons
The Oklahoma Color Project
“Members of a generation share…location in history: they encounter key historical events and social trends while occupying the same phase of life. Because members of a generation are shaped in lasting ways by the eras they encounter as children and young adults, they also tend to share certain common beliefs and behaviors. Aware of the experiences and traits that they share with their peers, members of a generation also tend to share a sense of common perceived membership in that generation.” — Strauss and Howe, Generations, 1991
I am an avid street photographer and I love to take pictures of the interesting things I see. I am always searching for the irony in the Oklahoma landscape. Through street photography, I like documenting contradiction, incongruity and the unexpected. Click on the photography tab for more information.
I began blogging in 1999 on the Open Diary. In 2006, I moved to Blogspot/Blogger and in 2013, WordPress. I am an accredited public relations practitioner, professional advocate and registered lobbyist. I currently serve as the Executive Director of Oklahomans for the Arts, a nonprofit advocacy organization. I am also a part-time PR consultant and photographer and provide commentary most Tuesday mornings on KOSU, an NPR station in Oklahoma City. To learn more about my professional work, please connect with me on LinkedIn.
I regularly serves as a guest speaker and/or moderator on panels and at meetings, conferences and events, etc. Topics include advocacy and arts advocacy; blogging and social media; faith; women’s issues and generations. She
References are available from numerous Oklahoma organizations including the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and Oklahoma Arts Council. Email me about speaking at your meeting or conference: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chevy Blogger Series
NBC Entertainment News
OKC Central (NewsOK)
Oklahoma Today Blog
Gotta Love Chevy OK
Misadventures With Andi
Spice Up Your Blog
Tasha Does Tulsa
OGE Smart Grid Program