Where have I been?
Greetings Blog-land. You may be wondering where I have been since July, or if I had given up on this blog. I can assure you wholeheartedly that I have not, and this post is just the beginning of more exciting things to come.
The reason for my absence has been lack of time due to my commencing postgraduate studies in a Master of Arts in Journalism. I have taken the plunge to learn the craft of something that has interested me ever since I was a child writing fictional newspapers about a fictional place for my family to read.
So of course in order to do my best to excel in my studies I had to devote much of my time to them. All three of my blogs have gone unloved during this time. But no more.
I am pleased to report that the time I devoted so far to my studies has been worth it. Not only am I enjoying and achieving (yeah I’m modest) at university, but through my studies I’ve picked up a reporting role for “The City News” and its sister newspapers “The Inner West Independent” and “The Bondi View”.
This is a fanstastic opportunity that I’m grabbing with both hands, to expand my skill set and build practical knowledge on top of what I’ve learned in the classroom.
Naturally then, you can look forward to this blog covering a lot more about journalism. I still intend to talk about social media and copywriting, however the blog will be enriched with posts about journalism and reporting as well. And as social media and journalism are becoming more and more inter-related (refer to my post “Welcome to Twitter World News”) the implications of social networking on news and journalism will also feature.
Think of it (in sporting terms) that this blog has been in the off-season for the last few months, and now the regular season is kicking off again. But don’t forget that with an expanded playing roster and rule changes designed to make the game more interesting, this season promises to be the most exciting yet.
Welcome back to Doing All Write!