I’ve been playing around with the idea of creating my own blog for a few months now, but for some reason, I kept feeling discouraged. I kept asking myself what would my blog even be about? Who on earth would bother to read it? Would it just be a waste of time? Well, I’ll be honest… Five months ago I didn’t even fully understand what a blog was. I figured a blog was for Crafty Moms to share DIY tutorials and recipes with each other. I had no interest in making one for myself. It wasn’t until March that I realized how important it was for me to brand myself using a blog.
For those who may not know me, I am a Public Relations student at Northern Kentucky University. Public Relations has to do with the relationship a company has with its audience or customers. Today, a lot of PR is done through social media. Back in March, I toured a local PR Firm located in Covington, KY where I got to speak with Professionals in PR. These PR Agents stressed the importance of branding yourself on all media platforms in order to stand out from the sea of applicants for any PR position. One of these platforms being a blog. I remember one worker mentioning that blogs have the ability to show off your writing skills, creativity, and personality. After hearing all of that I knew that I had to look into making one.
If there’s one thing to know about me it’s that I am a perfectionist (It’s both my biggest strength and biggest weakness). I knew if I wanted to make a blog it had to be perfect. SO I did some research. I began reading so many articles on how to make a successful blog. I even read blogs ABOUT blogs. Sadly, this started to discourage me. You see, most blogs have a certain theme or message they want to reach to their audience. For example, a blog about fashion tips or a blog about cooking. I had NO idea what to write about (and to be honest I still don’t…) so I went through this phase of “just waiting for the perfect idea” to pop up for me and my future blog.
As you can probably see, I found this “perfect idea” with the help of some friends (Hannah and Taylor if you are reading this you are my inspiration!) I decided to make a personal blog. With this blog, I hope to feel more comfortable as a writer in hopes that it will prepare me for my future in Public Relations. I also hope to feel more comfortable sharing my personal experiences and journey with all of you. I plan on learning as I go with this blog because I am pretty much teaching myself. I’m working hard to “go with the flow” on this blog in order to break away from my perfectionism. With that being said, my motto for this blogging journey is from my favorite musical, Newsies. “Whatever Happens… Let’s Begin!”