It’s nearly 9:30 pm and as I just sit down to write, I almost decided that I wasn’t going to a blog post today. Now, I won’t be doing some amazing ’30 blog posts in 30 days’ or anything like that, I am just trying to get in the groove of writing again so that I can better at it and the fact that I have now done six posts in a row makes me very happy.
In yesterday’s blog I spoke about wanting to be the Aussie Bill Simmons, who has had quite an amazing career going from the ‘Boston Sports Guy’ to being on the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100 (he is number 13) and I’m still at university trying to finish.
Now it would be cool to one day be the founder and CEO of my own website, I am however worried about the path to getting there. I discovered way too late that what I wanted to be doing with my life and I have taken awhile to get through uni, the next problem that I face what job am I going to get after my degree. While I have changed my mind numerous times, I pretty excited about getting to work in a newsroom and get some experience.
The problem that I face when I finish my degree (fingers crossed it will be the end of next year) is that there have been a lot of layoffs in the media industry. Places like Fox Sports, Buzzfeed, Vice, Australian Associated Press and News Corp news outlets have all either made redundancies or closed down operations all together (AAP was saved from closing down but they will be making redundancies). The Guardian Australia has also noted that more than 150 newsrooms have been shut down since January 2019 and of course COVID-19 hasn’t helped out job market at all.
Anyway I know that I am looking too far ahead, I have plenty of time to figure it out and who knows in that time I could always get that lead writer job with Bleacher Report or any other site I’ve always wanted to write for.
Any way guys thanks for reading blog number six and until next time, take care!