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!!

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Dairy Carrie

Last week while in class Dairy Carrie Skyped in to our class and talked with us about how she got into dairy farming and blogging. It was really interesting to hear her story of how she really got started. She grew up in Madison, WI, with no agricultural experience. She married into a dairy family and has been doing it ever since. They live on a typical dairy farm in Wisconsin, around 300 acres and 100 head of cows. Carrie actually got the social media while promoting a lingerie line she had online. When she sold her online store, she started, DairyCarrie.com, blogging about the agriculture life and dairy farming. She wanted to make sure that people were informed with the right information

It was so interesting to hear her tell us what we’ve had drilled into our heads since the beginning of this PR and Marketing class, just be real and tell your story. The more genuine you are, the more likely people will be to read what you have to say. Looking at Carries blog, you can definitely tell what she is passionate about and that she really just wants to inform others on different agricultural topics.

Hopefully as I get better at this blogging thing, I’ll get the hang of it and be able to better express myself through words and blogging.

 

http://dairycarrie.com/welcome/