My name is Mireia Olivé (@mireiaolive). I am a Catalan journalist and I am proud to be the Catalan Voices curator for the next week, from October 19th to 25th. I’m a native Barcelona lover, currently living in Terrassa (Vallès Occidental) because of my marriage in 1995.
As you can see in my LinkedIn profile (https://es.linkedin.com/pub/mireia-olivé-cristany/13/b26/874), after working for a newspaper and a communication company for some years, in 2007 I started working for myself as a freelance and I became a specialist in business and corporate communication, specialising in gastronomy, sports, culture and heritage, and tourism.
In these current times, as the technological evolution requires, I had to reorient my job to the field of online communication and now I’m a community manager and a Social Media strategist (https://mireiaolive.wordpress.com/). On one side, it is very difficult to reach everything in this complex and always changeable area. On the other side, as I work at home and am always connected, there’s the danger to let myself be dominated by the virtual life. But as my Twitter profile states, I concentrate on keeping balanced and trying not to be a geek.
It will be a pleasure to participate in the Catalan Voices project and talk to you about my experience on Internet and Social Media, at the same time as I show you how is life in Barcelona and in the Vallès, where I live, in Cambrils, the seaside where I spend my holidays, and in Val d’Aran (http://www.visitvaldaran.com/), the mountain destination where I’m currently working on online communication. I will also let you know about my other favourite subjects, such as the heritage of America in Catalunya (http://www.catalunyacuba.blogspot.com.es/), Catalan cuisine (http://www.takeacakepastissos.blogspot.com.es/) and hockey (http://nataciolinia22.blogspot.com.es/).
In my free time, field hockey has probably been the most determining hobby in my life. As a result of practicing it when I was younger, I met my husband, I took part in the foundation of a club, Línia 22 (http://www.natacio-linia22.com/), which I presided over in the nineties, as well as participating in the Catalan Federation (http://www.fchockey.cat/). At present I manage the social network accounts of Línia 22 and my two children, Pere, 18 years old, and Julia, 15 years old, also play hockey in Egara (http://www.egara.es/), another club located in Matadepera. Both play in the Catalan selection. Hockey training and matches control the weekly family timetable, but sport has enriched our lives considerably.
So, welcome to a week with a community manager mum! Ready? Let’s start!