Hello, and welcome to my media diary for January 13th, 2023. I chose to record a typical Friday for me. A general workday shows my elaborate use of media plus, I generally work on the weekends, so my weekends are not that different.
You will see heavy use of Google, lifestyle sites, and TikTok. Without further ado, let’s take a look at January 13th:
8:30 a.m. – Wake Up and Email Check
The first thing I do when I wake up (other than stopping my alarm) is check my emails and general notifications. I usually have an email from Eventbrite telling me about events around me.
8:50 to 9:10 a.m. – Buzzfeed, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
When I eat breakfast, I scan through Buzzfeed to see what’s the latest celebrity news and gossip. Next, I scroll through my social media feeds.
I go through Facebook first to see what’s happening with my friends and family. Then I head to Instagram to view some poems and funny posts. Last I head to Twitter to see what’s trending and if there are any celebrity scandals before I start working.
9:12 to 12 p.m. – Writing and Article Research
Since I work for the Hoth, I go onto their website portal to choose an article. The article I chose for January 13th is a fashion and lifestyle article listing the best gold designer handbags.
To research the topic, I looked at multiple stores, such as Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Plus, I found some articles on the topic from Glamour and Cosmopolitan. Throughout writing the article, I searched for synonyms and definitions of words and checked my grammar through Grammarly.
12:01 to 1:00 p.m- Buzzfeed to YouTube
After a couple of hours of writing, I took my lunch break and headed to Buzzfeed. I took two quizzes (apparently, I’m a sage crystal and most likely to go on vacation to Thailand) and read an article or two about the Kardashians. Then I headed to YouTube to watch a few compilation and gaming videos.
1:00 to 2:20 p.m. – Writing and Article Research
Once my lunch break was over, I headed back to writing. I used the same article sites as before and looked through Google Images to find celebrities who have worn gold designer bags.
Spoiler alert: the Kardashians love gold purses! I then continued to write as I confirmed the synonyms of words and their spelling through Google.
2: 21 to 2:32 p.m. – TikTok
I was starting to wear down, so I took a break from writing and headed over to TikTok for some laughs. I watched various content involving dogs, cats, stand-up comedy, and fashion-related videos. This dog video, in particular, melted my heart!
2:33 to 3:00 p.m. – Writing and Article Research
Surprise, surprise, I went back to writing again. I used the same articles as before and checked several sites like Gucci, Jimmy Choo, and Michael Kors to ensure the sale price was correct.
3:01 to 3:15 p.m. – TikTok
I took another break needing a few more laughs. I watched videos about dogs, stand-up comedy, and storytime videos. This dog video, in particular, made my day so much better.
3:16 to 5:00 p.m – Writing and Article Research
During this time, I took my time finishing writing. After I was done, I went to the client’s website and copied various links for internal linking.
Before submitting my article, I checked my grammar through Grammarly and my sentence structure through Hemmingwayapp. Finally, I checked if I had any plagiarism through Copyscape then I formatted my article in the Hoth’s website portal and submitted it.
5:01 to 6:19 p.m. – Music
After writing, I went to the gym and listened to music during my workout. Some of the artists I listened to were Brittney Spears, OneRepublic, and Barnes Courtney.
6:20 to 8:00 p.m – YouTube to HBO Max
I relaxed when I got home and started watching YouTube. I watched four videos, all from different creators. Then I switched to watching Pretty Little Liars on HBO Max while I did a bullet journaling activity.
8:00 to 9:30 p.m – Netflix
When I completed my activity, I watched an episode and a half of Ozark on Netflix. I just finished the second season, and talk about plot twists!
9:30 to 10:00 p.m- YouTube
I headed to bed but couldn’t sleep, so I watched four slim ASMR videos. My favorite channel for slime content is Nastya Slime; she creates some beautiful slim concoctions.
Rating Media Sites
I find them credible at reporting on national news, issues, and politics. After all, they cite studies and show the issue from both sides, giving a better perspective on the issue.
Thank you for reading my media diary; I hope you learned a few new things about me. I certainly did; I didn’t realize how much more productive I was in the morning than in the evening. Oh, and talk about TikTok; I probably use it more than I should, but what can I say? I love it. See you next time for another in-depth blog post!