This week I’d like you to have a look at some work by this Wednesday’s guest speaker, Hunter Homistek. Hunter is a WVU alumnus (and originator of one of this class’ best blog names). He’s currently content marketing coordinator for FloSports, but he got there via a string of blogging and freelancing opportunities (and hard work), mainly writing about the world of Mixed Martial Arts. As a blogger in this class, Hunter wrote about MMA because that’s what he cared about, and he parlayed that interest into actual employment, writing for blogs like Bleacher Report and MMAfighting.com.
Here’s a list of links to his work. Skim, find some things of interest, and talk about what you see.
FloCombat (most recent)
Hunter recommends this post as an example of making boring recaps pop with gifs
Preview video from FloCombat
Luke Bryan story (for the Daily Athenaeum – we all have to start somewhere!)
Creative and Editorial work
Rebranding Project for DrWayneAnderson.com
Scan through this work and get a sense for Hunter and the kind of skills he needs to do his variety of jobs. Have questions, both about the links and about what he does and how he got there. You don’t need to be an MMA fan – the takeaway here is how you can pursue an interest to become a voice on the subject.
Since Hunter isn’t coming until Wednesday (and since you’re coming off a turkey-laden break), I’m extending this deadline. You have until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 to post your comments as a response to this post. Make sure to connect what you read with the work we’ve done this semester. What skills do you see at work? How could you follow Hunter’s lead? What does he need to tell you? I’m asking him to read your comments as well, so let him know what you want to know!