Challenge accepted, Richard!
After PR Place’s challenge on ROI of blogging, I started thinking of all the reasons why I launched my website. And there are some that might help future students to gather the courage they need to start their own blog.
Blogging has definitely helped me to get my name out there. I have made so many valuable connections thanks to my blog. And being recognised while still a newbie in the PR industry feels like a good pat on the shoulder.
My newest blog series #10QuestionsWith allows me to talk to well-established practitioners and authors in the PR industry, and that might not have been possible without my website. I gained a lot of valuable and different lessons from those interviews as everyone has a unique experience.
This may sound weird but blogging actually helps me to manage my time more effectively. Being a final year student and working part-time is difficult and overwhelming sometimes, but scheduling another blog post feels rewarding. I know that I’ve ticked something off my to-do list and suddenly planning becomes easier. And working on my blog doesn’t feel as stressful as my assignments, so that’s a bonus.
Blogging gives you a key selling point during interviews. It is an evidence that you can adopt a different style of writing (not an academic one!), you are up-to-date with hot topics in the industry and you are persistent enough to do something in the long term.
I started my blog while being on placement and it already helped me secure a part-time job. It’s just that one thing that can make you stand out from other candidates.
Being part of something bigger
As Lucy mentioned in her latest post – you become a part of a community. Thanks to Richard, all PR students can join the #PRstudent #bestPRblogs on Twitter and connect to fellow bloggers. That’s how I came across Orlagh, Jessica and Marcel, who have slightly influenced me to start my own blog. Jessica was very supportive when I launched my website and gave me great tips.
This is possibly the best advantage of blogging – meeting amazing people and learning from them.
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