What’s great about conventions…
For a little while, you escape the mundane routine that bleeds the passion from your soul. And you get jacked up from all the lessons you’ve learned – and you vow to go back home and set the place on fire.
What sucks about conventions…
One week later, you realize nothing will ever change. Even minor improvements require maximum effort. It’s like pushing an Escalade uphill. In flip-flops. In the rain.
What you can do about it…
This site – which has nothing to sell and therefore no reason to sell out – offers the following post-convention advice in brutally plain English:
- Consult the OH SHIT guides for help with specific catastrophes.
- Peruse the COLLEGE LESSONS section for other advice, including 7 Mistakes that Doom a College Journalist’s Resume and 9 Mistakes that Crush a College Journalist’s Career. Also: Confessions of a Journalism Contest Judge.
- Ask me about your particular problem via email.
If you’ve read this far and see me at this or any other convention, ask me for “a cheap weird prize” and you shall receive one.