I wrote my first article on technology in Fashionese Daily website, a part of Female Daily Network, the place where I had been given the chance to write and explore myself (thank you!!!) . My first review was on Samsung Galaxy Note, it was a hands on. I remember how exciting it was and I couldn’t let go of it. To have a new gadget on my hand, to experience it first hand before anyone else, was something for me and to gain trust from tech brands, to review their products, means a lot to me 🙂
So, why do I decided to be Ms.Techie?
We all know that women who works in IT companies are called “IT-Chick” but it was a term that’s already widely use. I want something different. Some people told me that I am “techie“, well other than “geek” which for me sounds more intimidating. Techie wasn’t even a term that I was familiar with, but when I looked it up on dictionary; techie apparently means “a person who is very knowledgeable or enthusiastic about technology and especially high technology“. I am not very knowledgeable nor resourceful, but I do love technology and I am the kind of person who is enthusiastically wanting to learn about it. I even enrolled myself into several online courses so that I can understand a little bit better. I mean, I am a nobody in tech industry and to understand about mobile technology, computer, processor etc, I have to learn from the very basic and just keep on learning… and it will never stop, I can’t never stop learning really. It’s a long quest and as you can see, technology is not something that will ever gonna stop. So most probably, the day I stop learning is the day I die!
Anyways, yes it is weird even for me, to stand out and “market” myself as Ms.Techie. First, I thought it will be nice to differentiate myself from others, in social media. So I started using hashtag (#MsTechie) on my technology related pictures on Instagram and Twitter. But then, I decided to acknowledge myself and although it is hard to gain this kind of confidence, I start seeing myself as Ms.Techie. Most of people maybe would think, “who are you to say you’re techie?“. Well, I decided not to care much about what people thinks. The day I decided to have my own personal branding as Ms.Techie, was the day I finally appreciated myself. It was a long rough journey for me to finally able to gain a slight confident in tech world and the good thing is, most of people I met who works in IT or are tech editors or journalists, do believe in me. They willingly teach me a lot of things, they patiently answers my dumb “basic” questions, they never see me as an annoying little princess, they inspires me.
Besides, when what I wrote gets me to a place where I have never been before, shouldn’t it be considered as acknowledgement? I am not a hardcore technical reviewer (one day, I will be though!), but I do feel the same excitement and thrill whenever I get a new device to review as any other tech reviewer will. I still have so much to learn, but you know what, I am Ms.Techie, I believe I can do because this is what I love to do and what I do best..I hope you’re with me!! 🙂