At Sunderland University on Tuesday, I was speaking to a group of second year sports journalism students, and one of the things I covered was the sort of skills students should arm themselves with.
I suggested one of the most valuable weapons to arm yourself with at a job interview was proof that you blogged – both the blog and the fact you blog instantly tells an interviewer a lot about you and your understanding of working in an online environment.
One of the students, at the end, asked me: “But who would read the blog of a journalism student?”
Good question – and my answer was along the lines of “If you find the community online which is interested in your blog’s subject matter, and become part of that community, of course people will want to read what you say.”
Right answer? I’m not sure it was particularly useful – so I thought I’d throw this out on the blog – what else should I have said?