Allan Schoenberg recently asked me what I though of the post, “I’m a PR student…so what?” by Maggie Bronny.
While this post was mostly about how it is OK to be wrong in blogging, the sentence that stood out to me was this:
“I sometimes feel that as a public relations student I have no credibility or am in little position to blog about an industry I am just beginning to understand.”
When I read this, I knew it had potential to be a blog post in itself. Here’s my take:
I’ve had people ask me why I blog. “What’s the point?” they ask.
My audience is primarily students and young professionals. As a student myself, I am in the perfect position to blog about PR for this audience because they are experiencing many of the same things I am: internships, job searches, networking and more.
My credibility is the fact that I honestly write about my experiences and opinions. Maggie Bronny said it perfectly, “by throwing ideas and thoughts out on my blog I’m learning.”
Isn’t that the point of blogging? Why do you blog?
I think every professional blog by a PR student can be credible, if the writer is honest. We each have different experiences and goals. By blogging about them, other students can learn and grow.