Buzz·Posted on Jun 28, 201322 Things Journalists Know To Be TrueLife in the fourth estate.by Sam ParkerBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Slow news days do actually exist. i.imgur.com 2. Online commenters do not respect your talent or vision. Via Getty 3. Then again, often nor do editors. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF tumblr.com "I can't believe it. They've cut my Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince joke out of paragraph two." 4. You're always being told: the game ain't what it used to be. Via HBO 5. Though funnily enough, some traditions of the trade appear to be alive and well... Via Shutterstock 6. Which can make it difficult to get started in the morning. 7. There is no chill like the chill that goes through you when you spot a typo in your headline. i.imgur.com 8. No matter how many times you do it, you'll always hate transcribing your own voice. Via tumblr.com 9. Trying to "engage with readers" can be tricky. i.imgur.com 10. You really should be nicer to people in public relations. frustratedjournalistcat.tumblr.com 11. The news doesn't sleep. So you shouldn't bank on it, either. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via youtube.com 12. There is still a long way to go in terms of gender equality. Via Getty Women In Journalism report, 2011 13. And things aren't exactly meritocratic yet. Via Getty NCTJ Report, 2013 Releasing Aspiration report, 2009 Sutton Trust report, 2006 14. Sometimes, younger journalists ask you if it's all worth it. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF tumblr.com So you think about all of this. And about your life. Via indecis-sculptor.tumblr.com And almost laugh in their face. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF i674.photobucket.com "Don't do it!" 15. And then you remember: the buzz of seeing your name in print for the first time. i.imgur.com 16. That feeling when you get to write a really important story. imgur.com 17. The sense of satisfaction when you nail a headline. buzzfeed.com 18. The thrill of writing a righteous review. i.imgur.com 19. The way that sometimes, your job means you get to meet your heroes. fuckyeahcaitlinmoran.tumblr.com 20. Or make new ones, and make sure others know about them too. 21. You think of all the awesome people you have to look up to. 22. And you realize there isn't another job in the world you'd rather be doing. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF (Except maybe write that novel).