Is a product filling your media needs? Do you even have media needs, but still peruse the newspapers and websites for the latest piece of information? Me personally, I have media needs now. I want to know what’s going with the biggest story of the day: Covid-19. But even when I don’t have a big need for media, I’m still curious. The media is everywhere and provide the most seductive stories for good or ill. The Covid-19 stories are naturally seductive as this effects all of us. I’m finding the Covid-19 stories quite informative and interesting as well. I’m not trying to gauge the big picture, but gathering day-by-day the information that I need. With this issue, the media has been helpful and informative for me — while at other times it may not — and for everyone because we need to be up to date on this issue, for our safety and security. However, it can become too much when I get “depressed” by Covid-19 stories, so I tend to take a break then and keep my media to a minimum. In the end, I am only engaging the essential information, on an issue I need to know about. This is one time I need the media and want to know more, but must keep a check on when the negative creeps back in.
I was pleased to write reviews at this alternative website for a number of times over the years. I found I was writing with little if no after-thought to the writing, though. So, I didn’t check if it needed a polish, and neither was it edited at the other end. You live and learn. Always double check your work!
There’s satisfaction in knowing that the writing piece one has done is the best possible work one could have done, and with a conscientious editor, who fills in the flawed parts with a deft touch. However, in my experience, some editors or admin staff of online publications don’t really edit, but they are what some call, posters, in that they post the piece without editing it. If this is the case, the pressure is on the writer, quite unfairly, to produce the quality edit that an editor would have.