Under the guidance of my esteemed professors I have been slowly throwing myself into the media seized world of Twitter and now blogging. I had used blogs before to chronicle my traveling experiences so that my family and friends could keep up with me while I experienced new cultures and learned profound lessons (met cute guys;). I have often thought about beginning a daily/more often (how ever you call it) blog but really wasn’t sure that it would be interesting.
I suppose first of all I should warn you that I may say thing a lot, or call something not exactly what is should be called-but a name similar. It’s a gift passed on from my father-one that often causes confusion but more often incites laughter-so that’s always good.
Offtrack…in August I transferred into UNC at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communications. I have spent the last few years doing my best to balance returning to school and work so my “general ed” courses took longer than usual but I did well enough that UNC would have me, so I am stoked! I wasn’t even aware of the reputation that the journalism school had until accidentally seeing an article two weeks before the final applications was due. After reading that it was the #1 Journalism school in the nation, AND in-state, my rear end jumped into hyper motion.
During the month and a half that it took to hear back, I did not think about much else besides getting in. My morning runs were full of the possibilities and the extreme change my life would be taking if I were accepted. I am not sure that I had ever wanted anything so much.
Journalism is not one of those fields that you can just prance into and get a paid-I mean it’s not easy to be successful and while I had planned to go to a good university-going to the best WITH in-state tuition was just too good to be true. At 27, I know that I need to be able to make myself as marketable as possible-and that means doing everything I can to make myself shine-uniquely.
So, as I was saying, my professors have been talking a lot about how much of an impact that media has on journalism now, and it’s so true. Newspapers, though beautiful in a historic type of way are sadly on their way out. I am totally not for this, but I will admit, even I prefer skimming through the news on my I-phone versus trying to hold out this huge newspaper and read. I love grabbing the daily paper and reading it, but due to its size, it’s not always as convenient to read. At the advice of my professors I opened a Twitter account and now a blog. I skimmed through my I-phone apps to see which blog had the best rated app and that was how I chose my chicken.
I probably will talk quite a bit about technology in my blog as well-something I have really gotten into. I work for AT&T as a RSC which basically just means a sales rep, and I have really become quite the little tech nerd. I love reading Phonescoop.com, Boy Genius Report and newly Tuaw. When I first started working for then, Cingular, I didn’t know diddly about technology and electronics. I still haven’t owned or had cable in my life for over six years-can’t stand TV-but that’s another topic. So, I will definite share nerdy tech news too.
I am really excited to start building a piece to include on my resume and I hope that people will actually begin to read my blog and perhaps even enjoy it. As I get into all these media/tech/electronic stuff I really find myself overwhelmed because I want to see it all-I want to be able to do it all AND most importantly I want to have the TIME to do it all in…but alas time is never what I have.
I saw in a youtube video about a year ago, that a New York Times newspaper from today has more information in it than normal folks came across in their WHOLE life back in the 1700s! That’s incredible! I will have to post the link to that video at some point-Sony produces it and updates it every year with the newest numbers and facts.
Well I must say good night, I have silly things to do like wash my face and take the dog out before bed. Tomorrow I have a very important meeting with a professor and need some rest:)