Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Deciding to blog about law

A few people have asked me why I decided to start blogging about law. As many of you know, I work in Public Relations at the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, in this role I have to think about various channels of spreading the word about what we do. Initially this is what made me begin to think about blogging, more as an experiment to see if there was any value in a blog for my company. This blog, I must say is in my personal capacity, and not on behalf of the company. So with the decision that I wanted to start a blog, I then had to think about what I wanted to say.

I thought about all the things that I found interesting, all the possible topics I might have something to say about. All of them would make one or two interesting stories at most, and then I would have been stumped. Then, I thought about my law studies, I found myself constantly talking about all the interesting discussions that were taking place in class, as well as all the struggles I was facing working full time and studying in the evening at Birkbeck. Being an evening university, it meant that everyone else in my class was going through the same issues. Which brought me back full circle to thinking, it would be wonderful to set up a student blog where by all my class mates going through the same things, could see they are not alone, and that we are all facing the same challenges.

So I began, it wasn’t too difficult to set up, and of course a bit daunting to start on a completely blank canvass, but I decided to just delve in and see how I got on. I am now at my two month blogging anniversary, and I have to say it has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. The amount of people who I chat to now, have generally read one of my blogs, and it is a real conversation starter. I have made some great new friends at university as well, people who I probably would never have met otherwise, who read my blog and came and chatted to me about their journey. It is something that I think I will continue on a personal level, as I find it so rewarding.

That being said, my exams and assignments are all due in the next few weeks, so there is fair amount of pressure at the moment to study and get those assignments finished. So I apologies in advance if my blogs become a little less frequent. Once May is up, I will be back to my normal one a week.

As always, comments welcome.

Till next time….

1 comment:

VC said...

Well, they do say to write about what you know... and most people know most about what they love!