07 September 2014

My use of Media


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Media is a huge part of my life.  I use it for personal and for business use. I’m active on most social media platforms daily and this has become a important part of my existence as a blogger.  I have an open profile on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedn, Pinterest, etc.  So, not only do a feel the need to constantly update my blog but also the accompanying platforms as well.  It can be rather overwhelming but doing so has increasingly become important to me while trying to build a brand.  I went to a fashion event last week and you should have seen me juggling between my big camera and my cell phone while trying to take good shots that can be used for a blog post later and actively posting different updates to Facebook and Twitter- engaging my followers and the retailers/designers participating in the event. 



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Because these tasks are a huge part of my life, they have also affected the way that I view certain events in a couple of different ways.  First, major events displayed on media outlets such as the internet, television and newspapers  are no longer seen as just a story.  To me, I see them as stories with several sides to them but most importantly as see them as how I feel that they would be reacted to on social media.  I can remember seeing news stories and listening to them while thinking, “wow, people on Facebook and Twitter are going to have a field day with this one.”  On the other end, after the story breaks, I see so many different perspectives on an issue that I sometimes allow myself to become a bit lazy and allow others to influence my opinion of it.      


Until next time…


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