Tag Archives: Public Relations

9 Vistas

9 views. I have made it to 9 views in one day for this new creation blog of mine. Does that sound vaguely desperate? Whichever way you take it, just know that the original advice to start my own blog was followed with “it’s not like anyone will read it in the beginning anyways”.  And I don’t mean that in a “no one cares about you” sort of depressing way either. Think about it:  I am 1 of 358,431 bloggers on WordPress, and last time I checked, I have not made much headway on BBC. So logically speaking, there is going to be a beginning stage to this blog. Thus 9 views in one day is going to catch my eye at this point in time. Now asking who they are is more geared to asking who that “secret admirer” was in High School.

Hopefully by now those 9 of you who are reading this now already know the purpose of this blog – It is my effort to showcase myself and what I know to you, and for you to become part of my own journey of entering the life of Public Relations. If you are a regular reader – welcome and keep becoming part of that “we”.

If you are that Employer or Manager that is attempting to determine my worth through my Social Media- well what can I do for you? (For the regular readers here –  check your own social media, because 89% of companies will be using your Social Media to determine whether or not to hire you)

 

Back to the regulars here – Yes this means that YOU are going to refine your Social Media to near perfection.

But even if you set up your Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, Facebook, and whatever else you could possibly think of – it is important to remember that you are not using these for the “pure social interaction” anymore. It can seem a bit narcissistic to have so many different accounts in which you are the main feature (and time consuming), but having the outlook that all of it is your online portfolio lets you get over the High School notion of Social Media. Yes I had Myspace in High School – and seeing profile after profile of idiotic nonsense – you question the benefit of having one. (I confess, my profile name was “Dark Night of the Soul” – but it was quoted after St. John of the Cross so you can judging…slightly) Yet Social Media is now a major factor in not only networking, but branding yourself, and it is now attached to your resume.

So the notion of having the “Professional” Twitter account (It still boggles me that ‘Twitter’ is the best name they came up with) all of a sudden does not seem so callow. Especially when you cannot post some of the things you would have back in High School. You are not hidden under the username ‘Danewyorker2444’ or ‘Sport_parade222’ anymore – now its all you under that comment. What I post online now is synonymous with the picture of myself in my tie (albeit a rather nice look), and now I have become my own Professional Public Relations manager, attempting to brand my client (me) to the public and effectively communicate his(my) goals and image.

So if you are that Undergraduate who swore never to use Social Media because you are “above that nonsense” – welcome to your wake up call. It does not make you anymore worldly to have a Twitter account, and you can be just as unique and “above” as you were before. Granted, if your Twitter is filled with nonsensical posts of your excitement of what you are going to read when you eat today, then maybe you might have slipped a little.


End and Beginning (Or) We Begin our Story…

How do you begin a story without a solid beginning?

If you happen to be setting your sights on this, the first post of a promising story – well thank you very much.

If you happened to Google “Pasta dishes from Puglia”, or simply have a friend named Thomas that you mistaken this blog to represent, then allow me to outline what you (we?) are embarking on:

How does the average 23 year old who graduated along with 50,000 strong find a way to create their own voice, set a vision in motion, and dare I say “make it”?

Hopefully through what will be the many attempts of enlightening you, the readers, to certain trends and issues in the Public Relations Sphere, especially highlight revenant issues for the young and fresh of us (Just like that! Easy, right?), and how in the world to digest it. So as I continue to get a better grasp on the world of blogging, the more this blog will present itself with interesting content.

Oh, but not to dread: I am sure we will touch on my own questions and thoughts that are worthy of the blogging world, such as why in the world do I find Panera a perfect place to study? (But this for another post)

And without a doubt, I am sure that the glory of Soccer will find itself as a repeating topic matter.(Word of Note: I speak about a Culture of Soccer and how dramatically it is relevant to understanding ourselves, see here)

However the topic presents itself, I hope to bring you, the reader, a source of content that is stimulating enough to come back too and become part of the “we” on this blog. And to define the “we” that I continue to write, think of this blog as my own story that I have asked you, the reader, to walk aside. Sounds good? Wonderful.