Something that I learned while watching this interview is that social networking has been around for many years, the sources just keep changing. Different websites and different mediums have changed, but the fact that people social networking, has not changed. Something else that I learned is the importance of validation from other human beings. Kneale related this to commenting on other people’s blogs. I learned that we should comment on other blogs so that we are contributing to their blogs. Something else that I learned was the importance in spending time with other professionals and speaking with others, because you are able to learn from them and share information with them. You should also pay attention to the books that you read, and the circle of influence that you are involved in, because it will pay off in the long run.
Something that surprised me about his interview was that he had never even thought about writing a blog until he talked to someone who recommended writing his own blog. Just like many people, Kneale felt like no one would want to read his blog. This is how a lot of people feel. I know that I personally have felt like no one is reading different things that I write. However, you never know who is watching, and that is something that I learned. I think that it encouraging to know that there are people out there that are professionals that sometimes even have the same fears and frustrations as I do.
Something that I would like to know more about is who exactly Kneale Mann is. I would like to know who it is that he works for and what his career is within public relations. I like to know this because it allows me to feel like I am connecting to him as a person in a deeper way. I also like to know different ways that I can someday use my degree within public relations.