One of the biggest things I’ve learned about PR (or any other fast-paced industry for that matter) is that it’s important to stay in “the know” about anything from technology to relevant job skills because these things are always changing. Blogs are also an ideal way to read things that are not only professionally related to you like industry news or business news but personally as well such as fitness or fashion. In this day and age almost everyone has a busy schedule so a quick and interesting way to do so is to subscribe to blogs relevant to your interests and career field because you can read them on the go via internet! A few of my favorites are listed below:
1. LinkedIn- Linkedin calls itself a website where you can “Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities”. They offer a service where you can receive the top network updates for the week that are relevant to that profession. Since I have mine filtered for PR/Communications related stories, for that network this particular week has articles with titles such as “Social Media is a Waste of Time” and “Why Do Some People Learn Faster?” To view this week’s stories and others view here!
2. HerCampus.Com- HerCampus calls itself “A Collegiette’s Guide to Life” and is basically a site that sends weekly emails with tips/contests/stories relevant to women in college. This week features an interesting story titled “Ten People You Will Meet in College” you can read it here:
3. PR News Online- Their site claims it’s “For Effective Communicators” PR News is one of the biggest blogs for everything PR with everything from job postings, event announcements and stories about all things related to communication. They currently are advertising for PR News’ “Twitter Conference” Nov. 10th in Las Vegas that will teach PR tactics, tools & techniques for maximizing their Twitter experience and gain more followers.
Check out the blog below: