It begins. My foray into the world of online journalism ( or storytelling, or incessant barking, or whatever you choose to call it) begins tonight.
I’ve put it off for so long because of fear. A fear of commitment perhaps, a fear of failure, a fear of leaving such a permanent mark on what is an ever-changing, ever-mystifying, medium. But now, I feel as though I’m ready.
That’s probably because I finally feel I have something to blog about, even though the material was actually right there in front of me all along. This blog will be about my journey as a young journalism student trying to make sense of the world around me. You can expect to see the stories I complete for my Fundamentals of Reporting class at Carleton University’s School of Journalism posted here each week, as well as my reflections on each piece. In a sense, this blog is a venue for me to record what I’m learning, and a catalyst that will force me to actively seek out and keep track of resources that will help me to learn even more.
It will not be an easy journey. I will forget to blog. I will be too busy to blog. I will blog about things that frankly, no one besides myself will really find interesting. But in spite of all these growing pains, I will learn to bridge the online gap– and hopefully, save my own hide in the competitive world of journalism job-hunting which I am soon to enter.
The time is now! Welcome to the (r)ave.