“Blog 1” Where to Start?

This my first blog I have started. I don’t know what the theme is for my blog is just yet and I don’t even know if I’ll keep it going. Everyone has opinions and stories so I wonder why anyone would care about what I have to say?

A little background about myself, my name is Mike and right now I am 27 years old working a college writing parking tickets. I grew up in the Albany area of New York. I’m not doing what I thought I would be doing 4 years ago when I graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. My problem is I am extremely shy and talking to people is difficult for me, so why did I go to school for marketing which is all about people?Another problem is I’m a little slow it took me 5 years to get a 4 years degree. Some of that is I didn’t know what I wanted to do. One year I gave philosophy a shot but I didn’t think it was going to get me a job so I switched back to marketing. I also can’t really make up my mind in what I want to do. Sometimes I think I want to try to take the LSAT or go back to school to become a history teacher.

I went for a marketing degree because I wanted to be in advertising coming up with concepts and strategies. Find the target market and design ad campaigns to build a brand and attracts our intended audience to bur our product or services. I like the creative side of Marketing. In one class I developed an ad campaign for Coke-cola, the theme was to have coke be the alternative to drinking alcohol “Have a Coke and drive home safely”. One creative aspect in marketing that I like to get into to research and try is copy writing. Write about how great a product or service is how it will improve people’s life or lifestyles a product that will make a job around the house or business easier to do get it published in a catalog of industry magazine.

One lesson I have learned is I should have taken more internships in college so I could build experience, not just for the entry-level positions that require 2 to 3 years of experience but for myself. To build my own confidence so I can go into an interview and say I than take on this job and any other challenges that come my way. Another lesson is try to find an industry you are interested in, whether its restaurants, steel, cars, entertainment, or etc.I need to set goals and not be afraid to talk to people and ask them for help. My goal with this blog for right now is to make myself accountable set tasks and make sure I complete them so I can get to the level I want to be. I’m a work in progress and so are my writing so bear with me.