For the time being, I am still unemployed. Many of the jobs I have looked at are social media jobs, and while I’ve been active in social media for years now, there is still so much that I don’t know.
A couple of weeks ago I discovered that the University of Richmond offered an online Social Media Certification course. It started yesterday and I’m making my way through the first of nine sections. It’s a lot of information. Naturally, there are other courses about social media and travel blogging, and I’m tempted to take those as well–but one thing at a time! I still need to carve out time to, you know, look for gainful employment (and use that gym membership I signed up for last week).
Now that I’m taking this class and have figured out that social media would be a good fit for me, I feel as though I’ve opened an enormous can of worms. I’m seeing articles about social media everywhere! A fellow travel blogger, Young Adventuress, just posted about how she has managed to make travel blogging her full-time job and her rules for being great at it. Apparently, there’s even an association for professional travel bloggers (sadly, I don’t have near enough traffic to qualify for membership…yet).
Maybe this class will spark me to do more writing here as I explore social media analytics and whatnot. Maybe I’ll refine my blog network (which, if you’ve forgotten, includes Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Flickr, as well as my former blog at Blogger, A 3×5 Life). We’ll see. In the meantime, if you know anyone who needs writing or editing work done, send them my way, would you?
Ciao for now!