In high school, it meant getting straight A’s, being captain of the baseball team and holding my own in the Mean Girls-esque social world that was Northville High School. As a journalist, it means being able to cut a video package and narrate an audio story in addition to writing breaking news and constructing long-form narratives.
So along with professionalizing my Facebook and creating a LinkedIn to wow employers, becoming a Twitter whore to send media across the internet and connecting with audiences and maintaining a YouTube profile to show off my video work, I have now created a Tumblr.
The microblogging platform is unchartered territory for me, and I’ve yet to learn what it’s best use is. Sure, I’ve seen plenty of vintage-style photographs and overly sophisticated contemporary art featured on Tumblr over the years. But how is it different than Twitter? Than Facebook? Than any other blogging platform?
That’s what I aim to find out, and I’m sure I will. Winning the internet in the meantime won’t be so bad either.