When I found out I was going to have to create an additional account on yet another social networking site…I just knew that I would hate the site. Luckily, I can admit when I am wrong in my assumptions.
A few months ago for my PRCA 3030, Social Media, and PRCA 3330, PR Writing, classes I was asked by my professor to join yet another social networking site. Having only three months experience with social networking sites I was not looking forward to going thru the new account setup process or looking forward to remembering yet another user name and password combination.
But…joining PR Open Mic was “easy-peasy” as my 5-year-old would say. I was pleasantly surprised right off the bat when I set up an account in less than a minute! After viewing the home page I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. Not because the site is overwhelming, but because I really want to learn how to use PR Open Mic to my advantage.
Many students in my PRCA 3330 PR Writing class are learning how to develop and craft their writing skills and learning ways of branding themselves and their work so that they present the image the want the public to see first.
A great way to show off your writing style and complement your posts is to add photos to your posts. WordPress now has the option of adding a photo as a “Featured Image” and that is the first large photo that readers will see displayed above your latest post in the “featured image” category.
It took me a while to learn to feature an image, only because I didn’t know where to look while adding the picture to my posts. If you don’t remember to set the image as the featured image when you add it to the post don’t worry you can always set it after you finish editing the post.