Blogger: Rebecca McKinsey

Blog: The Legible Bits

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DC Social Media Examiner (DCSME): What is your blog about?

Rebecca McKinsey (RM): As a student journalist, I have heard many times the importance of blogging. Although I do like to blog on the topics of journalism and media, I also write about experiences, things I’ve read and things I want to do. I also blog more in-depth about articles and pieces I’ve written elsewhere. As my interest in photography grows, my blog will also include more photos I have taken.

DCSME: How did you pick the topic for The Legible Bits?

RM: Despite warnings from others that I’ll suffer from ink poisoning, if such a thing exists, I always write reminders for myself on my hand. At the end of the day, if there is something I want to blog about, it’s very likely I wrote about it on my hand. No matter what I write about, the topics usually have that in common — although sometimes the challenge is finding something still legibly written at the end of the day. Thus the title of, and the basis for, my blog — The Legible Bits.

DCSME: How is The Legible Bits different from other blogs that cover the same or similar information?

RM: I see many student journalists — and seasoned journalists — writing mainly about media-related topics. Although that is one of my main interests and I do like to touch on journalistic subjects in my blog, I also write about things I see, experience and want to change, relying on my journalism background to help me produce insightful and enjoyable pieces. I believe this distinction makes my blog unique.

DCSME: What do you like most about blogging?

RM: As a journalist, I often hear how important it is to stay objective. My blog provides relief from that rigidity — it’s a place where I can share my opinion, interact with others and have fun.

DCSME: How often do you update The Legible Bits?

RM: This blog is still a work in progress, but my goal right now is to update at least once or twice a week, and the frequency may grow in the future.

DCSME: What else would you like to share with readers of your profile?

RM: I love God, sunflowers and tapirs. I’m planning a trip to Sri Lanka just so I can play with baby elephants. I’m learning to love photography. And I love feedback. I never think my opinion is the only one, and it’s so important to me to respect the beliefs of others. I would hope that the people who read my blog would respect my opinion but also feel free to share theirs.

I have recently started another blog, Hear the Distance Calling, for my upcoming study-abroad trip to Spain; that one will be updated as well in the next few months, and perhaps further into the upcoming years if I continue traveling.

Rebecca McKinsey’s other blog(s)/website(s):

Hear the Distance Calling

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