Sunday, 20 March 2011

Blog Series: Patrice

I hope you are having a good weekend and I want to end it with a good read! If there is one thing I urge you to do today is follow Patrice's blog. I love her writing style and I think I have told her numerous times how great her writing is. Patrice has the ability to make you feel like she's having a conversation with you in all her posts. I swear she is in the same room as me when I am reading her blog. Welcome Patrice...



When I was younger, I used to always day dream about what I would be when I "grew up". I thought about everything; teacher, writer, editor, you name it it probably crossed my mind. Now that I am getting closer to being a "grown up", I am happy to say I think I have a pretty good idea of what I would like to do with my life, and I am happy to share that with all of you today! 
A couple years ago, my parents decided to join facebook. Unlike most people my age I welcomed this and in fact, I helped them set up their accounts. The more I taught them about facebook, the more I realized I really enjoyed this; I enjoyed explaining something I loved to someone else. The same thing happened in my freshman year speech class two years ago. I gave a "how-to" speech about Twitter. We had a 10 minute limit, and I found that so challenging! I realized then I could take something I loved like social media and show other people how to use it. It took awhile after this epiphany, but eventually a light bulb went off and I realized how I could turn this into a career. The more I learned about social media, the more I began to hear about social media marketing.
Social media marketing, for those unfamiliar, is using tools such as blogging, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc to help companies market themselves. I always explain it like this: "You know when you watch commercials and at the end of the commercial it will say 'find us on facebook/twitter' or have the twitter and facebook logos? Well, I want to be that person that goes into the company, develops (or improves) those facebook and twitter pages, and manages them and show companies how using those tools can benefit them."
I have done some of this in various internships over the last couple years, and I am always doing my best to stay on the cutting edge of all things social media. This is my passion, and what better to do in life than use your passion to make money right?! 
I am only a junior in college, so I haven't had the chance to put this career to use yet, but I really look forward to it someday in the future! I feel fortunate that I know what I want to do after graduation, and I'm not just looking for "any" job, I'm looking for the right job that is doing what I love to do! 
My advice is not social media specific; my advice is for anyone wondering what career they should pursue. I'm lucky to have found something that I not only love to do, but that would make a great career! Find your strengths and see if you can use those to your benefit to make money! 
I'd like to thank Rebecca for giving me the chance to ramble on about my passion today! I love to talk about what I hope to do one day soon! 
I know when Patrice enters a job in any social media she'll do so well. You'd never think that what people enjoy in their spare time (like twitter, facebook, myspace) could actually be a job! You can enjoy Patrice's many other posts on her college life, her sisters battle with cancer and her really funny stories here at 'Not a girl, Not yet a woman' - Patrice thank you!

4 comments:

Alex(andra) said...

Wow, that's really awesome, Patrice!! I definitely had no idea that that was a job, but it makes sense. Very cool!

Starlight said...

I'm jealous... I wish I knew what kind of job I want...
Rebecca, thanks for sharing this lovely story and writer. I'll go over and check out Patrice's blog later today or tomorrow.

Mere said...

Patrice will be soooo good at this!! I, too, enjoy her writing style and she also makes me feel like we're in the same room just talking. It's amazing!! I can't wait to see where this girl goes!!

Love, Mere

Kristen said...

What an interesting career!!! I would never have thought but it sounds so interesting and very you!

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