Getting Hired: Considering Blog Content

I think, I need to start blogging about PR.  As I become more and more connected online, I’m realizing my virtual world must mature along with mine in reality.  Friends are not just friends, my friends.  They are part of your network, part of your “connection” (@LinkIn).  You are all being followed.  Facebook updates are not just random thoughts flowing into the vast universe of the internet — people actually read them.  Tweeting can get you in trouble, if you don’t grow up (for real instances, just google “in trouble” and “tweeting.”  Not even kidding).

Alright, so, now what? Many communication students are in a transitive space and time in life, turning tools of procrastination into resources of production.

Thus, the question, how imperative is blog content as a student?  Will blogging about music, fashion, food, and very random, random things hinder my credibility as a noob in the PR industry? Do I have to start blogging about PR to be taken seriously?

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3 Comments to “Getting Hired: Considering Blog Content”

  1. As a fellow PR student, I don’t think blogging about other stuff than PR will hurt you. Blogging is blogging, and you’re still developing your writing. It doesn’t matter what the subject matter is- I think PR folks want to see how you get the message across. I don’t limit my blog to PR, I also include other stuff and I’ve seen many other blogs do the same.

    Also, depending on the type of PR you want to go into, blogging about that stuff could be beneficial.

  2. I agree with you. I think it’s imported to have a focus, a niche or a particular subject or industry to hone knowledge. I’ve come to learn of my many blog-faux pas, but after reviewing, deleting and editing through the site, I’ve also discovered how much I’ve learned from having my own blog and how much my writing has improved — both in technique and confidence. And, I continue to learn from fellow bloggers. Thanks for your feedback!

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