After learning that blogging at Airfoil was a hot trend, I knew I wanted to start contributing. I opened up a new Word doc in an attempt to start writing my first post. Immediately, I started
sweating dreading the thought of my new fellow ‘foilers and other blog readers not only reading what I produce from various combinations of 26 letters, but judging my diction and grammar, too. Let’s be honest, us grammar competent PR people inevitably half read and half edit at all times. These thoughts were treading through my mind while the blank page on my monitor simultaneously seemed to be getting bigger and whiter.
Since I didn’t exactly know what to write about, I brainstormed. I thought about recounting the details of the wonderful and intelligent people I have met here – but ultimately ruled that out; there are too many people to write about. On the other hand, I could highlight the new technology, policies and clients I’ve learned about – but that didn’t seem exceptionally groundbreaking given that any new employee has to learn these sorts of things (side note: the technology we use and clients we service are honestly exciting). Adhering to the old adage of “write what you know” I decided to explore some of the topics that every recently graduated professional, no matter the industry, has to face. Ready, set, go!