:: Got home, passed out…
I’m not getting sicker, but my body is getting more tired haha. Even so, Day 6 of the games was refreshing. There’s still a lot of people that say they have no idea what the games are…like…promo hasn’t even hit their radar. And that’s fine. One thing I’ve learned this week is that even though this is a Province-wide event, it’s really for the people that care about it. If you don’t care about local sports, you probably don’t look into this stuff.
And most of all, it’s for the kids participating. All this online fun that I’m orchestrating is to get interaction between the athletes, their families who can’t watch in person, and locals who support.
Lots of great photos, and inspiring stories from athletes. After a week of this…14hrs a day sifting through sports records…I can see how people get SO into this. It’s not unlike me and my friends on WoW, or music. And I said this during the Olympics, but I’ll say it again here, dudes totally under appreciate the talent it takes to figure skate! Also…girls go harder in hockey.
:: Today was a big ol’ bag of refreshing…
Enough coffee to make my head hurt, clean and simple run sequencing between photographers and uploads, and a lot of uplifting interactions with parents of athletes! And I finally met the boss lady type person…great talk! So inspired by her, and this week…but also dead…physically so very dead.
I think today was so refreshing because I wasn’t thinking about a million things. Worked just clicked, which made time fly by. The last time I looked at the clock it was 5 and now it’s………..9:30pm! hahaha
I feel like I did less, but accomplished more. Stoked for tomorrow’s play-by-play’s with new online followers.
Time to head home early so I can upload footage here at work AND on my personal computer *thumbs up*
:: Today was “catch up day” at the games…
Everything turned over from Phase1 to Phase2, meaning, the first round of medal winners is over (and the students bus back home). So I got time to download/edit/moderate/upload/post all day. Still busy, but didn’t have to monitor ongoing games WHILE doing all that. Currently it’s 9:30pm, I’ve been here since 7am, and I’m waiting for one video to load so I can start one and queue another over night.
The toughest part will be hunting down all the new athletes online, getting them to learn the tags so we can track their posts.
Tonight I think I’ve had too much time to work without people rushing in and out of my office with questions/assignments. I’ve spent 50+ hrs in 3.5days at my desk staring at my computer…so I’m going a little batty. My eyes feel like their going to burn out of their sockets. I’m reading blogs from people that make me think about life. Things I’ve chosen to do with mine. And you get into one of those 20-something cliche movie moments where it’s all like “woaaah man, what iiiis life?”
That and I just need sleep. And frick dang do I miss drawing right now.
Could not be more excited for Alex & Sandi’s moving party on Sunday. Pizza and the new 300 flick, so stoked.
Here’s a thought; could it be that none of us knows how to treat the other? Like, we know each other. We know likes and dislikes. But it’s like we live in an age where the most outspoken people are the one’s completely baffled by how to work with who others are on the inside.
Post after post of “help me” and “what’s next” and “what did I do wrong” and “why doesn’t someone understand”. That all sounds super bum-outty. Try to think of it like…you have an orange, and you figure “oranges are for eating” so you enjoy it. But maybe oranges AREN’T for eating, and you just totally confused that little round guy…
:: I kinda just want to get this over with and go to bed…
Day three of the games. I’ve totaled 37hrs at my desk now, since Sunday. Collecting data and scribing it for the masses. With less of my team showing up today, and the tech department being non-existent, I found myself doing more and more communicating with third parties that were already at the event. Radio hosts, parents of athletes, anyone that could help me gather content. At this point, since the games have never been chronicled through social networking before…I figure…why not get the whole community involved!
At least, when this is over, I’ll have something nifty to put on my resume…and maybe a few extra Instagram followers…whatever.
PS: What the what happened with geek news! New movies and games and music OH MY!
:: Day 2 of the games…
Up at 6AM, still sick. Off to work by 7, tea first.
Wasn’t quite sure what a full day of covering sports would be like…definitely caught me off guard. But c’mon, this is what I do. Not only did I catch up, I blew people’s miiiinds maaan.
Instagram interactions with the athletes. Episodic adventures with our “mascot” on YouTube. A constant stream of photos and retweets. Bing bang boom baby!
In all honesty I’m totally wiped. I wasn’t expecting the role of “social media moderator” to actually involve a straight 14hrs of constant editing/updating! The only hiccup is our video/tech department…but I’ll blame that on lack of sleep.
It’s 11:30PM, need to be up at at it in 7hrs. 5 days left!