Community Post: 7 Reasons Why I Should Be Your Next BuzzFeed Fellow

1. 1. My nickname’s Panda.

Backstory: It all started because I shared this video. I thought it was funny, and I realized other people would, too.

Now, everyone calls me it.

This is just one of many examples of how the Internet impacts my life and why I enjoy sharing viral content.

6. 2. I love BuzzFeed as a user.

Like, a lot.

I spend a lot of time reading posts. But, because I’m a huge consumer, I know what works.

And what doesn’t.

9. 3. I love BuzzFeed as a contributor.

It gives me a chance to write about everything I’m interested in.

Which is great, because I like a lot of different things.

In many ways, it makes the whole, big world of the Internet a lot smaller in a really wonderful way.

13. 4. I can write viral posts people want to share.

This is my most popular post. It has 908,066 views.

I’m able to find a hook, apply BuzzFeed’s tone, and make it interactive. Take my puppy post, it has almost 300,000 views.

Or my sushi cat post that the Community editors loved. It has over 200,000 views.

16. Lili Salzberg loved it so much she made it her Facebook cover photo.

We’re Internet pals.

17. 5. I love writing viral posts people want to share.

Every time someone shares a post I write, I’m all like:

Every time I get a boost from an editor, I’m all like:

Every time I get on the front page, I’m all like:

But when I became the No. 1 contributor for the site…

23. 6. I went to school to learn this stuff.

I recently graduated with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida, which is ranked as one of the top 10 J-Schools in the country.

He’s probably not the best example of what UF offers.

At least he’s a little better.

27. 7. I have experience.

Besides here, I’ve also written for these publications (mostly online):

32. I’m also currently a Taco Bell social media intern.

The answer to Karen Smith is obviously yes.

33. I may not be making lists for TBell, but I am creating original content the Millennial Generation wants to share.

Take this Vine I made, for example.

To see everything I’ve done, please visit my online portfolio.

So, BuzzFeed, will you have me?

See Kiera’s BuzzFeed profile right here.

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