Dear mothers of the Colby community and all the other fans of my blogging,
I hope that your summer is off to a great start. I know the last month has probably been difficult, what with Oprah leaving us all and everything. While my blogging pales in comparison to her work, I will do my best this summer to fill the giant void left in the mom-entertainment market by posting regularly to the site.
So here is what is going on in the (now the the semester is over, properly rested) mind of the Editor of The Colby Echo:
- First of all, I'm not technically the Editor anymore, I'm just an Editor. I've moved on from the Editor-in-Chief position so I can focus all of my time on developing and producing content for this website so that we continue our quest to have the best college newspaper website in the country (watch your backs, Harvard and Yale).
- You can also look forward to a few posts from our other editors throughout the summer. Additionally, later this summer we will be rolling out our brand-spanking-new version of the blog. I can't tell you too much right now, but we're giving it a face-lift and making some nice changes in the back-end of the site that you won't see directly, but will make it easier for me to bombard you with all sorts of links, embedded videos and pictures of my dog.
Enough about the site, let's talk about me:
- I am spending my summer living and interning in western Los Angeles. I'm mainly working for a large television studio (I'll give you three guesses as to which one it is), and spending a few hours a week working at a small internet start up. I wish I had some more interesting things to tell you about the experiences so far, but I don't think you'd care to hear about how good I've gotten at making photocopies.
- I've been on Facebook for a while, but I have really gotten on the social media wagon lately with Twitter and LinkedIn (you can follow me @MichaelMBrophy). Twitter is great, I love it. I get almost all my news via Twitter now. LinkedIn is less fun, it's like Facebook for adults. The only upside is that I don't feel guilty looking at it while I'm at work.
- I'm spending a lot of my free time training for October's Maine Marathon (there, I said it online, now I have to follow through with it). I figure if I survived editing the Echo editing for a year, nothing's going to kill me. I'm like a cockroach.
- When I told my mother I was running a marathon, the first thing she said to me was, "doesn't that take 6 months off the end of your life?" Thanks Mom, you are the wind beneath my wings.
That's all I've got for now. I'll be back on the blog soon. I can't promise I'll be posting anything particularly journalistically relevant, but I can promise to keep you updated on my summer and give you my two cents on whatever is going on in the world. Because that's what you get to do when you have a blog.