As some of my followers know, I've been writing about reality TV for awhile now with most of my focus being on American Idol.
Music has always been an important part of my life; I was in chorus as a child and teenager because I enjoyed singing. But let's face it, Britney Spears I'm not, so a career in music was not to be.
However, that doesn't mean I can't appreciate those who perform on stage and produce music that moves you, whether it be lifting your spirits or transporting you to another place in time. So it was natural for me to cover a show featuring some very talented performers.
I first started writing about American Idol back during season five when Chris Daughtry, Ace Young, Taylor Hicks and Kellie Pickler were all on the show. Back then I wrote a couple of articles on Ace that were featured on a couple of sites. That was my first taste at sharing my work with others.
Back in 2007, I began working for Mahalo where I wrote about numerous television shows, including reality TV. It was while working on those various pages that I was asked to liveblog American Idol. I jumped at the opportunity. And it's one I don't regret.
Once I left Mahalo, I began writing for Examiner where I continued to write about AI, among other things. While I enjoyed writing there, I had to let the position go because I wasn't making enough money. I had two kids to feed and the residuals that I earned there weren't enough to justify not working for my higher paying gigs.
Last September, I believe it was, I began writing about Destination Truth for Superficial Gallery. Writing for them has been a completely different experience for me than all the others. It allows me to show more of my crazy personality. I don't have to watch what I say. I can be funny and voice my personal opinion, something I love to do.
And now we come to the point I'm at now. I never would have dreamed in a million years that I'd be covering reality TV for MySpace. I remember the day I was just a casual user of this site like so many others.
Since those days, MySpace has changed a lot. I love the direction the site has gone in. I love the way the site works now. And I love that it allows me to get my name out there to so many people all at once. I also love that I get to cover a topic that I find interesting and entertaining all while voicing my opinion.
Knowing that I love to write and that I have more exposure on here, I've been playing with the idea of writing a couple blog posts a week about reality TV. What do you all think? Should I? Let me know below.
(You can find some of my articles links below:
Lee DeWyze Examiner
David Cook Examiner
Portland Paranormal Examiner - (The newer articles at this link are paranormal-related. If you go further back you'll see there's movie and music articles, as well.)
The Superficial Gallery
(You can also find more of my coverage on the earlier blog posts from my site. However, when I moved my site from Blogger to WordPress, the formatting was lost, so I'm hesitant to post links to those earlier works since they're a mess, and I haven't had time to fix them.)
Good morning, everyone.
I wanted to take a few minutes this morning and answer some commonly asked questions that I’ve received over the past few days.
Are you a star? Are you famous?
No. Only in my own head. However, if you asked my closest friends they would say otherwise. They like to tell me I’m famous, but that’s just not the case. I love to hear them say it, though.
Why do you want to be my friend? How did you find me?
Friends requests are often sent out to try and connect us curators with people who have similar interests as us.
What do you do on here? What is your job? Are you on television?
No, I’m not on television. I’m a WAHM, which translates to a work-at-home mom. I applied for a position as a MySpace Curator several weeks back and was selected to run the reality TV page. What that means is that I provide you with reality TV-related content in the forms of internal and external links, videos, images, status updates, etc.
How can I get on (insert show name here)?
Unfortunately, I do not have any secret connections in the entertainment industry. It would be nice if I did, but I don’t.
Are you single?
No, I’m not.
Can I have your number?
No. I don’t give it out to anyone.
How old are you?
I’m 28 years young.
What is your name?
My name is as this page states. It's Nikki. If you'd like to learn more about me, please take a few moments to visit my page and read the right hand side of it. There you'll find additional information on me. You can also read my previous blog post, which also contains more information on who I am.
How are you doing?
I’m doing great and enjoying life to its fullest because you never know when it will end.
If you have any other questions that you would like answered, you can post them in the comments below. It's easier for me to read them there then in my message box, which has been a bit full the past few days. I must warn you, though, any vulgar or inappropriate questions will be deleted. There are younger visitors to this page, so we want to keep it PG-13.
After reading the introduction blog post from my fellow curator Joshua, I decided I would follow in his footsteps and write a post introducing myself.I'm sure you've noticed by now that my job as a curator is to post reality television news. If there are shows that you want to read more info on, please feel free to contact me. I'm here to provide you all with content that you want to read and watch.Outside of MySpace, I have many hobbies and jobs. My main source of income comes from being a compliance coordinator for a local pizza dough production company. The work can be a bit tedious at times, so this curator position allows me to break away from my normal work and do something fun.In addition, I'm also a freelance writer. You can find my work on various sites, including Kid Wonderful, Kid Galore, Pop Army, and Superficial Gallery, to name a few. Right now, I'm actually taking part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). This is my third year participating, and I'm hoping to actually hit 50,000 written words by end of this month. That's no small feat when you have to work and take care of two children under the age of 10.Recently, I was a contributing author for the From the Dark Side Anthology put together by my very good friend Jennifer Hudock. It was a very pivotal moment for me because it allowed me to reach a wider audience than normal and allowed me to see how my words can affect others. I hope to have more moments like that in the future.As you can see, writing is a huge part of my life. It allows me to express myself in ways that I can't in every day life. Some of my writing is uplifting while some of it is darker, so there's something for everyone.I'm not sure what else to write about at this time. If you have any questions about me or reality TV in general, please don't