I thought this current post from PRSA was perfect for our final week of blogging this semester. As students we are often expected to do assignments that we may feel are unnessessary, especially if we have many lingering assignments that are taking up the majority of our time. However, the post on PRSA made me reconsider all assignments I may have felt that way about.
Many of us have personal blogs, social media sites, websites ( <– new AP style rule! ) and online portfolios already, so when assignments relating to those same subjects pop up we are usually not very thrilled. Many of us fail to see that there is a great difference between what we develop on our personal professional sites/blogs/etc and our educational/business focused online media. Both are mature uses of online media tools, but writing to promote one’s own career and writing to focus on education and business have very different approaches and tones, in my opinion.
Successfully grasping the tone of professional blogs for business purposes is a great tool we have develeped on this blog assignment. With the evolving media world’s emphasis on social media and online there is much to learn from a business standpoint. Despite our many other outlets, we have taken this education based blog and made it our own without losing the skills we have learned at Cronkite.
What are your thoughts on the differences between types of blogs, professional media, etc? Have you enjoyed this assignment and all that you’ve learned from your peers as I have?