Lauren Orsini: How One Guest Blog Post Changed A Young Journalist's Life

A month ago, Lauren Orsini, 24, was in an all too familiar boat: She had a graduate degree in journalism and was searching for a full-time reporting job. She was temping and in her spare time, reporting on stories on her blog, Otaku Journalist. Then she landed a guest blog on Susannah Breslin’s Forbes.com blog, Pink Slipped. Just days after the post was published, Orsini was offered — and accepted — a job as a reporter and graphics specialist at the Daily Dot, a new online news venture.