Mediations: Philip Young

  • Mediations comments on public relations theory and practice, with an emphasis on social media and communication ethics. Philip Young is project leader for NEMO: New Media, Modern Democracy at Campus Helsingborg, Lund University, Sweden. All views expressed here are personal and should not be seen as representing Lund University or any other organisation.

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    Hi Philip, interesting post. I've made an analogy between blogging and air guitar over at!

    Fun, fun, fun.

    I suppose blogging is great fun, but when you’ve got to do it as part of your degree, the fun leaves and the mad blogging begins. And there is always that nagging thought in the back of your head that no matter what you do it will never be as good as the next blog you read. I’m off to blog now…. And I can’t wait for the fun to begin!!

    “Why blog? Because it is fun.” I guess this makes sense in the words of Philip Young.

    It makes me wonder what my original reasons were for choosing this module. I guess what Philip says is actually true to some extent. Unfortunately, I didn’t take on the module because I believed it would stimulate my mind. (Sorry Phil.) I guess I decided on it because I thought it would be a laugh and overall interesting because to be honest, I’ve been quite sick of the same run of the mill modules that I’ve been taking.

    It is amazing how much there is to blogging. There was me thinking it was just down to writing your thoughts about different things. But believe it or not, I’ve learnt that there’s so much more to it and I’m surprised at myself because I still love it! (Despite the early starts!)

    So, before you think I’ve been made to do this by Phil, this is honest. I recommend blogging to anyone. Whether it be taking up this module or just random. It is true in saying that blogging is actually fun.

    Thanks Philip. I'm puttin together a proposal on why the ngo I work for needs a blog attached to their website. I found some interesting points via your site.

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