I want something that is personal, but not too personal, that can stand alone, that is representative of the types of writing I do and that says something about me as a person. I’ve narrowed it down to a few choices, but I’d like your help selecting the ONE favorite I should submit.
Here are the links in case you’re not intimately familiar with EVERY one of my blog posts. :)
I don’t usually write about work here. Partly for privacy reasons, but mostly because I just don’t think that my work life is all that interesting.
But today was different.
Today, I published my very first work-related blog post. The post will be included in tomorrow’s e-mail newsletter that goes out to over 100,000 subscribers each week.
Now, I’ll stop short of calling myself a “professional writer”, but it was certainly invigorating to get paid for writing as myself, instead of a nameless, faceless copywriter. And I got the chance to write about two of my favorite subjects: myself and writing!
Please take a minute to read the post (and maybe even comment?) Yes, I’m super proud to be “published,” but I’m also really excited about the content. I think the National Day on Writing has the potential to be a far-reaching and very successful initiative for my organization.
I hope all of my blogging friends and readers will consider posting something to the gallery– a favorite blog post, a slide show of your kids, an heirloom recipe, whatever. I also hope you’ll think about ways to get your groups involved– church groups, civic groups, families, etc. are all invited to start galleries and display their writing.
I’ve been a bit busy lately. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past 8 or 9 days.
Went to see an AWESOME high school production of Footloose. My friend was playing in the “orchestra” (if that’s what you call it.) Cheesy. High School. Great costumes. Can’t beat it with a stick.
Baby shower for Kristi. Aren’t they cute?
Kristi and Lindsey
Celebrated Kari’s 30th bday (a week early) with a surprise party at J2. Check out these kids. Cuteness abounds in my circle.
Beau and Macie mini-bowling
NKOTB, part deux. This time, we did it up limo-style:
Limo girls in Larry’s shed
shots at the pink house
We had 9th row seats
The “Kids” Wore Illinois shirts for the encore
Ran the FULL 5K for the first time. Good thing, ‘cuz it’s Saturday. I’m READY TO RUN!
Wrote two stories for my class that I actually like. They’re about Italian circus performers, naturally ;)
Met threebabies for the first time: Clennon’s son Neil and Jacelyn’s twins Jacob and Dylan. I even held and fed Dylan, which is quite a feat for me because I’m not much of a baby person–and he was only 4 years old!
Took Roxie to get her shots. And then to the Emergency Vet for the allergic reaction to her shots. Her face swelled up like Will Smith in Hitch. It’s funny now, but I was too worked up at the time to snap a pic. Damn!
Helped celebrate the birthdays of Scott and Kari
Caught about half of The Princess Bride, thus the title of this post.
And then everyday stuff like work and chores and running… I’m kinda worn out, but I cannot WAIT until Saturday. Don’t worry–there will certainly be a 5K update very soon!!
WordPress has added a polling feature so I thought it would be fun to let you– my devoted blog readers– choose the topic of my next post. Now, I realize there are only about 4 of you, so vote early and vote often. Stuff the ballot box if you’d like… I will write the chosen post later this week!
By “peeling back the curtain” on their own creative processes, the Wired guys are creating the ultimate meta-blog, culminating in the actual print story, scheduled to run in the November issue. What a fascinating and mind-blowing concept and unique insight into the world of magazine production.
Or–at the very least– great promotion for both the issue and the movie.