When I first got into the blogging business, it was really just a two-step process. I'd write on whatever topic I was covering that day, and click publish. Then I'd hope and pray that Villanova fans knew about my site and cared about what I was writing.
Today, it's much more complicated. Social media has completely changed the game - and most days I find myself interacting with my readers and other Villanova fans off-site than I do in the comments of a post I've made. Less and less people are coming directly to TNB, instead waiting for news to drop on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.
Simply put, social media is king right now - and it's where you can make a name for yourself in the world of sports. Which brings me to a very unique and and fantastic opportunity (drum-roll please)...
Have you ever wanted a shot at winning your dream job in sports social media? Here's your chance - XFINITY is launching a nationwide contest to find the next sports social media star to serve as the voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the biggest sporting events nationwide in 2012.
The contest is called "Xfinity Presents: The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job" and runs from January 13th through March 25th. The winner will receive a one-year salary, all the electronics for the ultimate sports pad, and will have the opportunity to share thoughts, insights, and content with fans nationwide via the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle on a daily basis. This is truly a dream job opportunity for anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the world of sports and social media.
Here's how it works:
From January 13 - February 6, you can log on to Facebook.com/XFINITY and submit a :30-2:00 video on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab that shows why your sports knowledge, social media expertise, personality, and passion for Comcast products and services makes you the perfect candidate for the job.
The top video submissions will be featured on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab located on Facebook.com/XFINITY for fans to vote on from February 9-19. The five entrants who tally the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sports events the weekend of March 8-11. Following that weekend, a panel of judges will evaluate each performance and announce the winner of the contest by March 25th!
Head today to Facebook.com/XFINITY and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab for all the details, as well as contest rules. Enter soon, as February 6th is the deadline for video submissions! Thanks to The Nova Blog partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to our readers.
I know we have a lot of students that read this site, along with passionate fans (some of which have expressed an interest writing here to try and help get their careers started). If you're looking to make a break into the sporting industry, this is your big chance. I'd love to some TNB community members participate in this contest - and hopefully make the finalists where we can put the power of 'Nova Nation behind you in the voting.
Good luck to all who enter!