Joanna Geary: ‘How I started blogging and how it changed my journalism’

Joanna Geary, who led a range of online and social media initiatives at the Birmingham Post before joining The Times, posts on how she got into blogging herself and the impact it has had on her journalism.

“[S]uddenly I didn’t really know what I was supposed to write about. Coming from journalism training that teaches you that there is a form and structure to the way you write, a empty blog page was a bit of a nightmare. There was no convention to cling to. It was entirely up to me what I wrote,” writes Geary, as she explains the different writing styles, building an audience and personal/professional boundaries.

Well worth a read.

Full post at this link…

One thought on “Joanna Geary: ‘How I started blogging and how it changed my journalism’

  1. Emma Spencer

    Hello
    I am interested in writing and was wondering what made you want to be a journalist, and how you went about becoming one. I have also just started my own blog and have loads of ideas, but wondered how to advise it and build up and audience. Emma.

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