We all know about flashy new actors in film debuts, and about the sick beats released in your new favorite artist’s debut album, but does being the new guy on the “blog” warrant any sort of fanfare? Blogging may not be quite as new as it once was, but there is always space for innovation and the educational opportunities of internet communities is growing every day. So do you think one can make a good virtual first impression? I’ll let you be the judge.
Greetings My Wonderful World readers and all geography-savvy people across the globe! My name is Mickey Radoiu and I’m the new public outreach intern (aka the social media person) at National Geographic for the spring semester of 2012. This past week since I arrived in the city has been a whirlwind of orientations and building tours intermixed with calm moments in front of the computer and times when it seemed like morning commutes were going to be the least of my worries here. You see, I like to call myself a “hybrid country-urban guy” by virtue of having grown up in scenic Staunton, Virginia, but born to parents who hailed from San Diego and Detroit and enjoyed taking me and my siblings on frequent day trips to DC. I enjoyed growing up in the Shenandoah Valley of western Virginia just as much as I enjoyed fast-paced trips to cities like San Francisco and the District. I soon learned that actually living in the city is a whole different experience, without the comfort and convenience of rural life at home or readily-available dining hall food at school.