Me and my brother! He’s doing his thing and I’m doing mine, but one thing is for sure- we have each other’s backs! #siblings #family #friends
#CYMicro Painting for sale at Java Cabana. Cute coffee shop sells more than just coffee.
Nice crowd at Saturdays homecoming game. #football #lights #gotigersgo #memphisfootball #tigerpride
Cute moment. #Pouncer the mascot gives a little girl a hug at last Saturdays football game. #cute #mascots #gotigersgo
I’ve been to many speeches, have heard many stories, and have been to many classes on Journalism, and here is one quote that has stuck with me over the past few weeks: “Build Your Brand”
If you’re in Journalism and you’re trying to figure out how to stand out, then just be yourself. As long as you are acting in a professional manner, I feel as though it doesn’t hurt to show your personality every once in a while.
Many Journalists I know have their own personality, their own style. As one of my former professors put it, you won’t get anywhere with just being average.
I’m not exactly sure what my brand is just yet, but I know I’m building something. I meet all kinds of amazing and inspiring people, whether it’s in Journalism, or the administration at the school. The President of the University recognizes me, and has even asked about stories I’ve written once. The VP of Student Affairs is always friendly to me, and the Dean of Students shakes my hand at events I attend. These are just a few examples to how I see myself building my brand.
It’s not about the amount of work you do, it’s about the quality of work you do. I may not have written thousands of stories, but I do know the stories I have written stood out to a lot of people. I am a random person, so I come up with random story ideas. From inspirational stories about a blind vendor running a store, to off the wall stories about a student playing Elmo at birthday parties, my brand is just… random… Brandom
Quack. There goes the famous Peabody Ducks taking their walk of fame on the red carpet last Thursday. Cute little things.
Bathroom Photoshoot… that’s what she gets for walking in as I’m getting ready to go somewhere. #dogs #jackrussell #bordercollie #mixedbreeds #blackandwhite #muttnation (Taken with Instagram)
Bruno Mars is in this years’ Guinness Book of World Records for “most successful single sales in one year in the UK”
This guy gives the BEST hugs. #discoveryourmajorday #pouncer #mascots #tigers #gotigers #uofm (Taken with Instagram)
Big things are coming for the historic Sears Crosstown on Watkins. Many organizations in the city are partnering up to make something out of nothing. If you drive by this building, you can already tell of some slight changes- the very top of the building lights up at night, and there are also a few red and blue windows. Say updated on the Crosstown Development Project here.
Photos by Christina Holloway