Looking in the Rearview Mirror of My Blogging.

I started blogging for my Public Relations and Marketing in Agriculture class this year and it has been an experience for me. I’ve always had trouble expressing myself through words on paper or in this case on the internet. I’ve always had that fear of others not liking what I say or a fear of sounding like an idiot. I’ve conquered my fear and just done it, yes mainly because I’ve had to, but also because I know I needed to expand my knowledge of marketing on the internet. It’s definitely been an adventure to say the least. I’ve learned I really need to do my research on topics that I thought I knew about, when there was really much more to be known. Sharing my story really doesn’t have to be as hard as I made it out to be. I just do as stated, share my story. What’s important to me, is what I need to share with others. Maybe even things that I’ve learned more about recently or just heard about, share with others, because they may not know about it either. This class has also taught me how to successfully market a company with the new age of technology. The old rules of marketing aren’t totally obsolete but there are many new rules that can really launch a business.

I just did my marketing plan over a small fencing company that I work for, I’ve had to take the new rules that I’ve learned and also incorporate the old rules. This was one of the coolest projects that I’ve done in quite some time. I normally am not a fan of writing papers, but this paper has been fun. I love marketing and working for small mom and pop businesses, and the knowledge I’ve gained from this class and what I’ll gain from the rest of the time I’m in school, I can’t wait to share with others. Granted I know I’m not the greatest blogger in the world, but it definitely is something that I think everyone should try at least try a time or two.

I doubt this will be the last post I blog, but it may be for awhile, and if so, Have a Merry Christmas everyone!!


I Am So Not Made for Television….

So this whole blog was started as a class project for my PR and Marketing class. One of the assignments was to make a video and add it to our blog. I have terrible stage fright and tend to say some pretty crazy things and look like a goober. Miss Alleigh and I chose to do our video in a news cast type setting and pretend we were news anchors. We discussed things such as the weather, cattle, the cattle prices, and the crazy Chipolte commercial that we have been talking about and analyzing in class.

First off the thing that I can’t believe I did was say, “Yes them cattle are pretty important!”. I mean come on, wow how silly could I sound. I chalk it up to the stage fright. But yes the cattle are very important, especially in Southern Missouri where I live. Cattle are the main form of livelihood for farmers along with hay. If you’ve never been to Southern Missouri, it’s hilly and rocky. Not the most suitable terrain for crops.

Ok the crazy Chipolte commercial that is on YouTube. It’s a very compelling commercial but very poorly portrays agriculture. I mean come on people get your facts straight. I know I look silly in my video and say goofy stuff but it’s true. The udders on the cow are underneath and between the back legs, not on the side. And the chickens in real life are not pumped full of stuff in commercial farms. I still have no idea what Chipolte was trying to sell in that commercial other than a game they have come out with for kids. But if you have no connection to agriculture, this would surely pull at your heartstrings.

I know this is just a brief overview of my crazy video where I look incredibly silly, but going back and looking at what all we talked about, the topics are very important. People need to be properly informed instead of just going with the mainstream.
Is there anything that you know of that people aren’t properly informed on?