Self Reflection

31 Mar

Since creating a Twitter account, I have been excited and unsure about the ability to publish my opinion for all to see, especially as I am following some very high status individuals and celebrities.

I can see how useful a Twitter account is to people working within the communication industry. Having a Twitter account shows that I am interested in communicating with those in the industry and keeping up to date with what other high status individuals are doing.

Within two days of tweeting that I had been given Charminster as my patch, I was tweeted to by a man who works for the daily echo, telling me that he had the same patch. That quickly increased my interest in Tweeting because I could see that it was a fantastic way to create useful contacts.

I have not been blogging as often as I have been tweeting, mostly because I don’t want to write something which offends someone. I am becoming more confident about publishing my thoughts about television programmes though, as I think this is safer ground than “real” life issues. It was exciting when I recently received a positive comment from someone agreeing with a point I made about the programme “Katie:My Beautiful Face”.

I think I will be likely to blog more over the summer when I am travelling and taking on new exciting experiences which I feel people might be interested in reading about. This has made me feel more confident about my writing and has encouraged me to write more similar posts.

I attempted to use Twitter to interview some important figures when we had the investigative report assignment, but I did not receive a reply from any of these, whereas emailing people got a really strong response. So from my experience I still don’t believe that Tweeting is the best way to get a specific answer from a particular person. I did, however, find it extremely useful to look through other journalists blogs and see if they might be worth emailing so I can definitely see why journalists keep an up to date blog.

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