I have mixed feelings about the way this guy from Scotland educated people about this issue in Syria. I’m all about spreading the word for human rights. My passion for this comes from Love146. I try and spread the word about this amazing organization striving to help abolish human trafficking every chance I get. I think that this guy would have got just as much attention if he had been honest all along instead of creating a fake person to prove a point. People feed off other peoples passion. I truly believe that passion is a contagious feeling. So I guess I have mixed feelings about if what this guy did is morally justifiable. He lied for a good reason, but does that make it right? What’s your take on this story?
Leaving work at work is harder than it sounds.
At the dinner table growing up I always hated it when my mom would talk about work. I couldn’t understand why she couldn’t leave work at the office. I can hear the conversation now; “All you talk about is work, work, work. Hairstylists get to leave their work at work, why cant you, Mom?” A few years later I realized that keeping a business afloat is a little (okay, a lot) different than being a hairstylist. And now, I can reason that when you are at work for eight hours (sometimes more) a day and are thinking about it the whole time it takes a while to clear your mind from the work day. Ever since I started at One Minute News all I can think about are different ways to help them out, spread the word or just blog. For instance, I’ve been trying to think of ways to get people involved with the news. One option I was brainstorming is to take One Minute News to college campus’s. One Minute at Clemson. One Minute at Winthrop. One Minute at NYU! It’s just a thought. Got any ideas?
I should probably work on my excessive use of “so”…
No time for inconsistency.
I just don’t get it. How can I do nine blog posts one day and only manage to do one the next day? The anchors at One Minute News don’t have time to be inconsistent. Most of them do up to ten stories a day and on top of that they have a deadline to consider. It takes me about forty to fifty minutes to write one blog post. That’s too long. I asked around and figured on average that it takes most anchors about thirty minutes to write a story. Some of the more experienced ones take about twenty! Now, that’s discouraging for me but highly impressive on their part. I asked Krittika the other day to see if it is better to be fast at writing stories or to take a little extra time and make them fun and interesting. She replied, “Both! Make them good and fast!” That made me laugh, but she’s right and hopefully with time it will get easier. I admire that everyone here can work at such a fast pace and still manage to stay witty. I’ve got a lot of work to do if I want to keep of with these rock-stars.
My inventory experience.
I came into work the other day to do inventory on all the equipment One Minute News owns. It sounded like a nice little change from the usual blogging and tweeting duo I’m used to so I was eager to begin. I had never done inventory before and for those of you out there I don’t recommend it if you have anything less than 20/20 vision. I was on my hands and knees looking for serial numbers for a solid six hours. I’m sure everyone in the office was losing patients with me as I asked them a million questions and invaded their personal space, but they were good sports about it all. It totally wore me out and was frustrating at times, but somebody has got to do it! Although being asked to do inventory may seem like a small task to many, I felt like I had helped out the One Minute crew once I was finished. Most of my work has to do with marketing One Minute News which is rewarding in its own way, but on this particular day I walked away feeling like I had accomplished something that needed to be done. I felt like I had crossed something off their to do list, making their life just a tad bit easier and for that I was proud. So although my first inventory experience gave me high blood pressure and a head ache it was all worth it in the end.