Stephen Davies has noticed a lack of new PR student blogs (the genre he helped define only a couple of years ago). It does seem odd when blogging’s such a simple way to gain so much in terms of Google recognition. Me versus Murdoch: bring it on!
Paddy Doyle even entered into a dialogue with Google’s DJ Collins on Monday evening because of his blog.
That’s a summary of the upside. So why aren’t more PR students blogging?
- Social networking has moved to Facebook in 2007
- Unlike on Facebook, bloggers are too exposed to public view (I once likened it to a nudist beach)
- It’s too easy to start a blog; but too hard to keep one going
- The more lecturers mention something, the more ‘boring’ it becomes
If you are a PR student, and I’ve not put you off, I’d still recommend you read my guidelines for PR student blogs. And learn from the example of Stephen, Paull Young and others.