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3oK+ Hits on Trending News Articles, Latin Post

Fincham.Newsroom photoI remember the first time I had something published online. It was such a big accomplishment for me and I was just  16 years old.

Now with blogs being easy to publish, the biggest “accomplishment” in anything via the web is to see how much hits you can get. It may not be a lot to other people but making over 30,000 hits on one story is a big deal for me at this point in life.

Tips? Finding something interesting to write about usually helps. Also, some other popular genres like entertainment and gaming will automatically draw people in. Especially if you’re talking about TV show spoilers.

Here is a link of me writing about my favorite TV show for the Latin Post:

“Bates Motel” Norma Dies

Another story, with more than 30K hits was based on a study:

Dominican Population in New York

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Travel Local, Take a Dip in Your Own Backyard

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Central Park/USA 2016/@CQBalthazar

Traveling takes preparation, patience, time and effort. Oh, and let’s not forget the important part; money.

But what happens when that travel enthusiast is short on funds? Taking that flight to Rome isn’t so easy. Getting on that cruise to the Bahamas sounds impossible. And backpacking through Southeast Asia just sounds like a piped up dream.

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Find Your Niche: Be a Travel Writer

Boing 747 London - Bangkok

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To be or not to be a travel writer? That is the question.

I remember taking a journalism class for online news and learning the most important thing in this industry right now; finding your niche. I tried Politics, gun policy, dating life, world news, culture and even thought of business writing.

Then it hit me; my niche has to be something I already love. And being the travel enthusiast that I am, I thought it would be great to continue on that path. Continue to travel, just write along the way.

I’ve been to Italy, France, UK, Canada, the Dominican Republic and several states throughout America. Of course, I have a lot more on my bucket list. Continue reading

Digital Trends Event Coverage: NYWICI Digital Trends Capital

By Claudia Balthazar
Last week, New York Women In Communications held their Digital Trends Capital event on February 19th as part of New York City’s first round of Social Media Week. During this event, panelists from all over the digital world expressed their ideas about the digital age and its impact on the Communications field.
Jennifer Preston, The New York Times journalist discussed her transition into the digital age. “It changed everything for me being that I was mainly in print.” This transition is what many reporters had to face when technology took over the world.
Through it all, this new transition has helped many people in the Communications field with the introduction to social media. “For everyone who is reinventing themselves, social media is wonderful,” Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, co-founder and partner of Digital Brand and Architects said. As Tammy Tibbets, founder and president of She’s the First puts it, “Media is the fuel to the engine of entrepreneurship.”
To many, social media makes the world a smaller place and allows people to develop things faster than ever before. “Through technology, you can create things quickly and at very little cost,” Amanda Hesser, co-founder of Food52 said, “Once I saw that, I never looked back.” And she spent eleven years at The New York Times. This shows how everyone could adapt to this digital age, and should.
The digital age will only progress. Keynote speaker, Rachel Haot, chief digital officer of the City of New York told to us about one of the city’s plans to incorporate coding into the high school education system.
Not everyone will be comfortable with social media at first, especially those who are transitioning into it. But there are programs like this that help people understand the importance of it and that show ways they can incorporate it into their everyday life.
“It’s nice to know that not everyone knows that much about social media and it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you keep going on,” said Ritza Yana, senior communications consultant for RYink. “And I think more and more people are willing to get involved,” added Deanna Utroske, content producer for Digital Book World.
Social Media Week will start back up again September from the 23rd to the 27th. For more information go to socialmediaweek.org

Published in the New York Women in Communications Inc. Student Blog, NYWICI Next

http://www.nywici.org/students/2013/2/27/digital-trends-event-coverage-nywici-digital-trends-capital