Curiosity has been one of my strengths and weaknesses since I was a child. I was always that little annoying human asking “why” to anything heard and wanting to know everything possible. I say that it’s a weakness because as depressing as it may sound, knowing things can sometimes be more damaging; as the saying goes: ignorance is bliss (but not entirely). The strength lies in it being an integral part to the person I am, asking questions was my hobby until I translated into a quest for a journalistic career. Writing is something that I enjoy and always have, it just becomes challenging working full-time to dedicate the time I wish to, hence why I registered for Blogging101. I currently work in a field I have no interest staying in for long so that when I get my foot in the door I won’t be struggling to make the monthly student loan payments, eveyone starts off at the bottom right? Working full-time and a lack of structure has left me writing less and less and besides it being my hobby, numerous reporters told me that a superior writing ability is key to successful reporting. I registered and here I am completing my first assignment after graduating.
Before I had a laptop I used to keep a personal diary, but decided once I graduated college that since I wouldn’t be read on the campus newspaper any longer, blogging was the next big thing. I’ve published a few blog entries and don’t have a concrete pattern in topics yet, but I’m highly interested in current events. I enjoy reading the news online or in print and writing responses or just writing about things that come to mind of which I feel strongly about. For example, I was very interested and up-to-date during the critical moments of the ongoing Ebola epidemic, the hostages captured by the ISIS, the influence of techonology on children and how it’s altered everyone’s life, law enforcement, crime and certain celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston or Johnny Depp. I have a fondness of primates and literature. Analysis and an alternate or unseen viewpoint is what readers of my blog will find.
Ideally I’d like to connect with people that either share similar viewpoints as myself or provide constructive criticism or challenges. It would be great to connect with individuals pursuing a career in journalism or those who have or did so in the past. The goal is to improve my writing, write more frequently and gain followers.