Wow. It’s been quite a while since I last posted. So much has happened over the past 6 or so years.
My Aunt Margie did die, I was laid off from Gannett in one of its interminable belt-tightening rounds and I co-founded a digital news site for the town in which I live.
And that was all in 2013.
Last year, a physical, printed newspaper was added to the fold. Kind of reverse what the industry is doing. But people are enjoying it, and advertisers are supporting it, so who am I to question?
I’ve never worked harder in my life than I have in these past 5-plus years. And along the way, I’ve learned some things about myself – and about people in general – that I might not have otherwise.
I’ve also been able to put into play skills that I’ve been developing for decades. Not just reporting and writing, but ad copy writing, page design and layout, photography. And sales, of all things
I haven’t put in so many all-nighters since I was in college. But people are responding, and they tell us all the time that they appreciate what we do. So that kinda makes up for the lost sleep.
I’ll try to be more diligent about posting here. Maybe I’ll have some news about future (non-news) writing projects.
See you later.