I’m a self-confessed lurker. That’s right, one of those people who sit at their laptop, browsing sites such as facebook, twitter, youtube, livejournal etc., watching and reading timelines as they automatically update. Now before you conjure up an image in your mind of a middle aged tubby guy with a beard, hunched over at his laptop spilling potato crisp crumbs on his keyboard as he watches his dashboard intently; that’s not me. Rather, I’m an 18 year old girl from Australia, who loves the internet.
…I’m going to stop me right there. I’m trying so hard not to make this sound cliche and cringey but it’s much harder than I thought, so bare with me please.
Okay, so back to being a lurker. Yes, I’m one of those.
“Lurkers don’t create WordPress accounts and write ‘obligatory introductory’ posts, though!”, You may say. Well, right you are. So why am I doing this? Because I don’t want to be a passive lurker anymore; I want to be active.
Another reason I’ve created this blog is because the other day, as I was doing my daily lurk of the web, I yahoo-answer searched ‘how to land an internship’. That’s when it occurred to me that since I do want to land a career in the media industry at some point in my life, I should probably have a place of my own where I can direct future employers. (Hey future-employers, hey!)
What am I doing with my life other than lurking, you ask?
I’m a university student, studying a Bachelor of Communications/ Media. Some classes I’m taking this semester include editing, cinema studies and writing. I also have a part-time job at a cinema, so when I’m not lurking or studying, that’s where I am (you’ll probably hear about my experiences as a ‘cinema worker’ in entries to come).
I’m random, weird and up until today I’ve been a thinker, but from here on in, I’m going to be a do-er. Goodbye lurking and hello vanity!
My name’s Ellyse, by the way.