Monday, April 4, 2011
The transition: School blog to professional blog
This is it. My last blog post as a journalism student. But I'll try not to make it my last blog post ever.
I've resented blogging since the beginning (as you can see from my earlier posts), but in the past few months, I've learned why it comes in handy - especially having a focused blog.
More than five people that I've come in to contact with in the journalism industry and through freelance gigs I've taken have mentioned they looked up my blog - and that they feel like it gave them a good idea of who I am and how I think about things before they've even met me.
And I feel like that's worked to my advantage. None of the comments have been negative, I think because I've tried to keep the blog focused and professional. But what I didn't realize is that my random weekly thoughts on journalism have been an expression on how I feel about the industry and what kind of journalist I want to be.
So I can't promise I'll update it weekly, but when I encounter new experiences in the professional world and change my thoughts about journalism, I'll try to remember to come back and share them - because in a way, they're like an addition to a resume.
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