Over the course of this fall semester, I have had the opportunity to work as a Social Media Intern at Inspiyr.com, a personal development, health, and wellness magazine. Within my position as a Social Media intern, I was able to grow and develop useful skills in the social media industry and gain so much insight into the workings of a growing magazine.
Throughout this experience, I worked and managed the Inspiyr Pinterest account, both creating and tagging content, gaining as many followers as possible, and researching strategies (which I implemented) to improve Pinterest activity to Inspiyr.com. I am very proud of my work on improving their Pinterest account and am happy to report that it has boosted their readership and we have gained over 10,000 followers since I started at Inspiyr. While I will continue to intern for them until mid-December, my hope is that we will reach 15,000 followers by then. Additionally, I’m very proud of the success of one of the first Playbuzz quiz I created for Inspiyr. My quiz “How Do Others See You?” reached over 127,400 shares online and I was super excited to see it become that popular.
This position has been both extremely laborious while also being extremely rewarding. I have worked so hard in developing and enhancing Inspiyr’s social media outlets, and the control that I was able to have over those outlets made me feel very respected and trusted by the company. From this experience, I feel completely invested in this magazine’s success. Through working remotely, I went through a much different experience than the rest of my peers. I learned the importance of having a great WIFI connection, being on top of my email, working though video conferencing, and conveying progress through multiple weekly phone calls. While I feel like I missed out a little bit in terms of physically networking with other interns and supervisors, I was able to work online with people from Georgia and Illinois to collaborate on ideas, which was a valuable experience in itself. I truly enjoyed my time at Inspiyr.com and I look forward to watching the magazine grow into the best personal development, health, and wellness magazine on the market.