Social media is a wonderful thing. Whether it’s toppling governments in the Middle East or helping you to keep up with your aunt’s holiday snaps, there’s no denying that it’s changed the way we live our lives forever.

After five years convincing myself that I was one of the chosen few who could make life as a freelance writer a success, I finally decided to give up on my pursuit of the career-equivalent of magic beans and get a “real” job instead.