Thursday, February 23, 2012

AlphabeThursday - The Storybeader Daily News

The Storybeader Daily News

When I first went to college, I wanted to be a journalist.  Become a reporter and write for a newspaper.  I was taught about the 4 Ws (who, what, where, why... and how) that every reporter needed to know.  It was in my first semester that my professors started to say things like, "You're being too flowery." and "The first sentence has to tell us everything."

What!  All in one sentence?  That wasn't for me.

I went completely in the opposite direction and graduated with a degree in Humanities.  But what can you do with that?

Go on to graduate school!

So I shouldn't be surprised, all these years later, when I started Stroll Through Storyland and remembered I love to write.  No wonder I ended up with my very own blog, where I can be as flowery as a want.


Are all the other students at AlphabeThursday covert reporters?  We all love letters, that's for sure.  Come and see what other words were chosen for the letter N at Ms. Jenny's blog, .... off on a tangent...




19 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Isn't having a blog great...no one to tell us how to write :)
Your newspaper looks great!

Maggie said...

That's the best thing about blogging we can write what we like, when we like, about who we like!

Katie said...

I wanted to be a vet, lawyer, clothing buyer, social worker...and yet I turned into a boring technical writer. Couldn't get more bland than that...which is exactly why I like having my blog!

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Splendid Little Stars said...

Bring on the flowers!
Your newspaper is perfect and I bet you didn't tell all in the first sentence!

I studied zoology, planned to get a masters in microbiology, and do research. The closest I ever came to working in the science field, which the exception of teaching science and nature classes to children, was working briefly at P&G in a chemistry lab.
But just like with crafts, I re-invent my aspirations often.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

OK...I'll chime in here too. As a child I wanted to be an elevator operator, but then self-service elevators started to appear and my dream died. :)

You go girl! Write to your heart's content and don't let your dream die.

Nancy said...

Glad that even though you found out journalism wasn't for you that you still found a writing outlet after all!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

My thoughts exactly. I started my blog so I could write what I wanted the way I wanted to!

It's been the great joy of the latter years of my life...

Karen S. said...

neat isn't it! No matter what we want to say, there isn't a soul who will stop us! Great post!

Keytiques said...

The best perk of blogging, writing what we want, when we want and how we want.

Rose said...

I definitely don't have it in me to be a journalist either, but that doesn't mean that I don't love to write.

City Share said...

Nothing wrong with humanities students (I have a BA and MA in history). Your newspaper is really cute.

Sue said...

I had a similar journey with journalism. It was just too confining!

Glad you, like I, have found blogging to satisfy our writing urges.

=)

BeadedTail said...

I think you chose the right career path and I'm glad you have a blog for all of us to enjoy your writing too!

anitamombanita said...

I, for one, enjoy your "floweriness". Another fun page!

Pondside said...

Me too.....but other avenues called!

Erika said...

What a cute journal page! I like the news.

Erika

Jenny said...

This post made me smile! My husband and most of his family are journalism majors!

Thanks for a nifty link to the letter "N".

A+

Judy Nolan said...

I think many bloggers are "covert journalists!" And as for what you can do with humanities, what CAN'T you do with them?! :-)

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