My name is Raianne Mason. I’m a junior public relations major with a minor in management from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. I’m a member of the track and field team and run the hurdles. I work as a Residential Assistant in a freshman dorm on campus, which basically means I fill the position of “mom” to 26 freshman girls.
I mention these three things in particular because they are very central to who I am. I love to run, I love being able to encourage my girls and the more I get into the public relations field, I’m loving it too.
In fact, there’s a lot of things that I love. For example, I’m a huge fan of goldfish crackers, Jesus, the oxford comma, and hot tea with cream and sugar. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m also a big fan of laughter. I love to laugh. I love to smile. I love to read and write and encourage others. It’s this love for people and their stories that has led me to the realm of public relations.
This blog is one I’ve started with my public relations tactics class, and it’s given me a taste of what it’s like to write and publish a real blog. Upon receiving my first blog assignment, I thought to myself, “piece of cake, I love writing.” The problem was my first assignment was to write about a Bronze Anvil winner. Not only did I have no idea who had won one of those, I also had no idea what the award was even for.
However, public relations is all about information: who has it, who gets it first, and what happens with it once it’s known. Keeping that in mind, I began to research, and I began to learn and to write. Blogging is a learning process. I don’t panic when I get prompts anymore. I actually get a little excited.