Friday, June 24, 2005

Junior Blogging

Okay, so the title is meant to imply that junior staff has taking up blogging as well - whether as students in public relations, those beginning their careers, or those that have targeted their blog to entry-level PR people.

So, I'm highlighting five today.

First, is Wet Feet PR, written by Blake Barbera. Blake's blog is about what he is learning as he goes through the first year in public relations at his agency. I'll be interviewing his boss for an upcoming PR Face2Face, as was facilitated by Blake. Not only is he learning the blogosphere and PR, but he's pitching bloggers.

Second is PR Journal. This is a new one on the scene, and is written by Konstantin, a student at St. Mary's College of Maryland and currently an intern at ACNM in Silver Spring, MD. His reason for for going into PR is his interest in writing, and if can write well, he'll have people pounding on his door. So, K, write more on the blog to highlight your ability! One thing I've learned from PR Face2Face is everyone is looking for competent writers.

Third is Beginning a Career in PR, written by Kelly Papinchak. Kelly has some great interviews and great insight in beginning your PR career. I haven't spoken or corresponded with her, but the site is worth checking out.

Fourth and fifth are from the crew at Auburn. There's a new class at the Auburn PR Blog - a summer session of six - who are slowly building steam to begin blogging. We've all done summer session, and it's a total pain, and I can totally empathize. But, they have some great posts and insight - like this one on Yahoo (okay, I like Megan's title).

Plus, my two favorite Auburn students are - well, were - blogging their InternQuest. I was hoping for more during the summer from them, for them to talk about what they are learning, but I also do not know if they were able to get permission from their firms, and, well, it is summer. I look forward to the blog next semester.

These are just ones I know, and I am sure there are others, so ping me in the comments about those blogs.

But, go read the blogs, offer encouragement, make comments, let them know that people are reading them. Go on. Go.

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