I just don’t get the time to write what I want to anymore.
My internship is finished and holymotherofgod I still don’t have any free time. I keep finding ways to distract myself from the things I really want to do. For instance, I constantly need to update my LinkedIn account. No one really looks at it, but I need to. That means making sure my email is current, my job is current, my social media links are correct and updating all manner of questions: “When did you graduate **** university?” “How long did you work at ****” ” Do you know any foreign languages?” etc., etc., etc.
The other day I updated my course list. “Journalism 307″…. tab…. “Student at Western Washington University”…. tab…. enter…. tab…. “Journalism 415″…. tab…. “Student at Western Washington University”…. tab….. enter… tab…. “Journalism 340″…. tab…. “Student at Western Washington University”…. tab….. enter…. tab…. Potential employers definitely care about the whole list of classes I took (especially African Science Fiction).
Except that they don’t. But I need to pretend that they do. I need to be on top of the social media game if I’m going to get anywhere in the new world of digital communication. Everyone needs to, really. That includes keeping your Facebook page professional, keeping your Twitter smart, Instagram clean, LinkedIn amazing, Tumblr nonexistent and WordPress current.
Managing your own social media is practically a full time job.