So I’m here with David, who’s in grade eight, and he’s an interviewer and blogger for instantbight, which is something he started – tell me David, how did this all come about?
It is really a corny story. I was walking in the woods with my mom and dad and they were talking about colleges for my brother and jobs for my sister. I was hearing so much about the “real world.” I thought to myself…why does the real world have to start off with your graduation from college? Why can’t an eighth grader get a head start. So on the way home from the hike I said…I am going to start a blog. After hearing only words of encouragement from my parents I made instantbight.com. From there the blog moved from reviews to designs, to my current format of interviews.
Are you looking into journalism as a potential career thing?
It’s funny you asked! My brother is actually considering that route but I am more interested in design and entrepreneurial work. I really want to do something creative, something that keeps my attention (and hopefully makes some cash) :).
Grade eight. What’s it like being so young and swimming with everyone else in the internet? Any specific advantages or disadvantages that you’ve found?
It is amazing. I think I am at a huge advantage! One thing that I can say is that being an eighth grader and all is that I have no shame in contacting people that won’t contact back. People are on one side or the other. They either like the fact that I am young or they don’t. But over all I think my age is a benefit.
It says you’re a dragon slayer. Skyrim? What else have you been playing lately / excited to come out?
I actually don’t have any video games. Never have and probably never will. The dragon slayer occupation is really just because I think dragons are cool but still wreak to much havoc on villages. In my spare time I watch a lot of TV and play a lot of basketball.
What do you like most about interviewing people?
I like seeing what people say when they are asked questions. Questions are really amazing but answers are even more interesting. I love to meet(email with) new people and interviewing is a great way to do that!
Awesome. Well, thanks for coming out and sharing, David.
Thanks so much!