If you are a student, you probably already know that writing was, is and will be an essential skill that you need to have, most of all when you want to make the difference when applying for a job. If you are part of those who still think that it has no importance, well I am sorry to tell you that you are wrong. Let me explain why before you leave. O.K.?
Writing is all around you and no matter what you do in your life, you will need to write, and write it well. Why? Well because that is part of how people take you seriously and listen to you. Everything counts; the grammar, the punctuation and even the choice of the words you use. When you write well you gain high attention, that really is the way it works.
Now if you are a PR student, you must take it more than just seriously. Like very seriously because public relations is all about communicating. And isn’t writing an enormous part of it? I would definitely argue that it is!
I think that assignments help us a lot to improve the way we write but why wouldn’t we push it a bit further and make it fun? You probably know that those of us – students – that have a blog are more likely to get a job in the PR industry because writing is a quality that employers are looking for. Blog posts also give you more freedom in your writing and allow you to actually have fun and share your work with the public. Why wouldn’t you give it a try?
Maybe something that will make you think about blogging and motivate you is the “eBook in a day” Project that the Southampton Solent University’s MA PR students are managing on 26 March. There is going to be a chapter only dedicated to SSU’s PR students’ blog posts. Isn’t it fantastic? Hold on, there is something more! One post will be chosen by a jury as SSU’s “best undergraduate PR blog post”. Now, you really have to give it a try. You have nothing to lose but an enormous amount to gain, trust me!
So I am waiting for you to send me your blog! Let’s make it fun!