The other day, I was sitting on the beach reading The Count of Monte Cristo when it occurred to me that literary writing in the 1840’s was not so different from digital writing in the 2010’s. After all, Alexandre Dumas’ seminal work was initially published over the course of two years as eighteen installments for the Journal des Débates; it told a story of the times (the Bourbon Restoration) through the lens of one man’s experience of it (Edmund Dantés); and it was published as a column for several papers, and eventually a novel.

In other words, it was a really riveting blog series that told a relatable self-development story, and because of this became so viral that it was repurposed and consumed through several different media formats. Sort of like how Eat, Pray, Love became a New York Times Bestseller, and then a movie, and then a Ted Talk, and then a series of extremely well followed Facebook posts. Today’s digital media is no different. We look for one transformative story that can be told as a blog, pieced together as an Instagram story, or discussed together in a LinkedIn group.

As the founder & editor-in-chief of Over The Moon Magazine, and as the content editor and social media curator for Savy Marketing Agency, Whole Foods, and Williams-Sonoma, I have long been on the lookout for those stories. For the people that tell them, for the words to polish them, and for the medium to best tell them with. As a writer, content creator, and content editor this has been my life’s work, and I would love nothing more than to do the same for The Muse. To find and write stories of success—and to share those stories with your community.

I know that I still have so much to learn from the editorial world (and it is for this reason that I am currently applying to journalism schools), but I would love to learn and grow alongside The Muse. I also believe that I have a lot to contribute to it. Please visit my LinkedIn profile for more information or visit my features portfolio for a few of my writing samples. I can be contacted via phone at 415-686-5454 or via email at msellegriffin@gmail.com. Thanks for your consideration & I hope we have the opportunity to meet soon.

Sincerely,

Elle