I'm doing a very brave or a very stupid thing, depending on how you look at it. I am moving to an expensive city without full-time employment lined up. Scary, risky and, well, unvoidable at this point. I'm signed up for San Francisco.
However, as an individual with experience in online media, I can't fathom a better place to try to find work. Silicon Valley has all the jobs I would like: community manager, social media strategist, content creator/editor or any variation of the above. And the City by the Bay hasn't been as rocked to its core by the recession as some of the rest of the nation. So there is hope.