The Beginning: Blogging and Social Media Platforms

DigiCommons

We begin our new media writing journey with blogging and Tweeting, where success hinges upon on our ability to develop a distinct voice, to identify our audience, and to network. For example, there are thousands of cooking and lifestyle blogs online. To standout you need a unique lens, a fresh perspective, humor, or an innovative approach. Consider one of the most successful examples of a cooking and lifestyle blog, Pioneer Woman, which led to a show on the Food Network. She capitalized on the fact that she lives a lifestyle that most of us can only imagine on a large cattle ranch in Oklahoma. It has humor, tradition, and cowboys. Of course, not all of us are willing to market ourselves and our lives in that much detail.

 “In Confessions, I post photos of cows, horses, and my four weird children…as well as frequent shots of my…

View original post 210 more words

Advertisements

One thought on “The Beginning: Blogging and Social Media Platforms

  1. I have friends who have dreams of being Food Network stars, so the first thing they did was start food blogs. I grew up with traditional celebrities, but there is a wave of famous personalities that started and thrive on social media only. Some YouTube personalities have millions of subscribers, yet they aren’t the faces that show up in People Magazine. There is a battle of out there… old media vs. new media.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s