About Kia

                              

I’m a UNCG Alumni.  I graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Information Systems and Operations Management.  I’m 24.  I’m currently a Software Consultant.  I test software for different clients and have been doing so for a year and 7 months. I heart technology & social media!  I’m trying to figure out where I fit in this forever changing tech world.

I created this wordpress blog about my wonderful dog Simba because I have never had a wordpress blog and I wanted some experience with it.  I’ve had personal blogs before from tumblr, livejournal, and even an xanga way back when.  I noticed that WordPress is used a lot especially by business professionals so I decided to become familiar with it.  I also want to improve my writing skills, photoshop skills, HTML, CSS, javascript skills and more.  I’ve always been interested in creating websites and updating them.  I made my first website on my own when I was about 15.  I made a lot.  I made several for musicians that I liked or that didn’t currently have a fan site.  I made one for B2K, Jhene and Mario.  I also made Myspace layouts, edited photos for friends, created a new website as the webmaster for the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society while I was at UNCG, and more which you can see some things on my Flickr account HERE.

In 2010, after meeting the rapper that is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music label, Big Sean, I made a tumblr page for him because nobody else had done so.  I also made it because I thought he was talented and humble and simply because I like doing things of that nature.  Eventually, Lola came across my tumblr and she told him about it.  I then received a message from his tour manager telling me I was doing a good job and that he wanted me to update Big Sean’s official tumblr page which also posted to his facebook page.  I find information and pictures about Sean and post it to his official tumblr which I think is pretty cool.  Sean said that he should pay me for all that I do, but for now I just receive awesome free tickets to his shows and get to hang out with him after the show.  Who knows, it could lead to an awesome job one day.

After a while of trying to figure out where I belong in this tech world, I realized I was very interested in digital communications and social media.  I’ve been thinking about going to grad school, but I wanted to be sure I knew exactly what I wanted to do before going back.  My trusty friend Google helped me find a program at Elon University  called Interactive Media that I’m thinking about applying to.  In the meantime, I’m just trying to brush up on skills that I already have as well as learn new ones.

I decided to find a mentor or an internship to enlighten me about digital communications and social media.  Of course I went to Google because Google is my friend!  I find everything with Google so that’s usually where I start when I want to find information.  I found internships.com (which is an AWESOME site to find all kinds of internships!) and from there I found a virtual internship with @AnoraMcGaha.  I decided to ask her about the internship through Twitter and we talked over the phone and set something up to see if this virtual internship would work for us.  I wrote my first professional blog post and she liked my work and my drive so I officially became a virtual intern!  I am now a Social Media Manager Intern and I am managing social media programs through Martin Brossman & Associates or ClearSight PR. The online magazine site is thesocialmediaforbusinessbook.com. You can find my blog posts here: thesocialmediaforbusinessbook.com/author/kiatinsley.  This internship is definitely very valuable to me. I’m glad I found the internship as well as a mentor in Anora. I am learning a lot that I can apply in the future and even now to this blog!

I hope you enjoy my blog about my awesome Simba.

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