This week saw me begin undertaking the task of Health Correspondent for the UCE news website and what a week it has been.
With all the sites given to me to go onto and look for inspiration for original story ideas, I thought I would have no problem finding something I could use. However it turned out to be the exact opposite.
Being advised to look more specifically than just at blogs on health in general, I tried looking for Doctors or Nurses blogs to see what they had to offer.
Well apart from the fact that the majority were not even related to what I needed, they didn’t offer alot really. I found it quite a tedious task searching through hundreds of blogs, especially not finding what I needed, but it gave me an insight into the sorts of things you will have to do to get an original story.
Being completely honest, I could have spent more time looking and maybe I would have found something, but it got to a point where I just gave up. Luckily for me I already had a back up idea, which is the one I produced in the end.
This, I feel for a first attempt is OK, however, I will definately need to improve and research more in order to progress. If the story had not have been right on my doorstep then I would of had to, but as it was, I did not as the majority of my information was there for me already.
Looking ahead to future stories I know what to expect in the searching for a story and researching it and I will definately leave myself plenty of time to do it.
Lets just say, this has been a real eye opener.