I am taking a different approach with this post. Instead of a news-like or opinion story, I am going to update you, as the title suggests, into the evolution of my writing.
I have recently applied for a position at CM Life, Central Michigan University’s newspaper. I am hoping to land a job as a reporter and maybe even end up as an editor sometime in the future, as I still have some time left here at CMU.
If I am offered a position, I will continue to blog on the same topics I do now, but I will also post links here to the articles I have written on CM Life’s website.
To those of you who read this, I do ask a few favors of you:
- Comment. Whether you have a little blurb to say, a single paragraph or an extensive essay, please do comment. Comments in favor of the views seen here or those in disagreement, don’t be afraid to speak your mind; as I am not afraid to do so either (I cut ties with my hometown professional football team, for Pete’s sake! Of course I’ll say what comes into my head, albeit in good taste, of course). I welcome all comments. If you have the opportunity to see me in person, I encourage you to refrain from telling me verbally a comment you have on a post of mine. Please comment on the respective post, so those readers who don’t get to see me are able to see what you have to say in response to my post(s).
- Spread the word. Hopefully you will like and enjoy what you read here. My words may be thought provoking or just for entertainment purposes, everyone reacts differently to news and writing, but please tell your friends and family about this blog. The more readers I get the better. I am in the early stages of my writing career and I want to get my name out there in the blogosphere.
- Read Ben’s blog. Slightly Left of Center. Ben is my oldest brother. He is the better chess player (which I taught him how to play and haven’t beaten him in over 10 years), the better softball player (from which I gain a plethora of knowledge and skills), and he is a far superior writer than me, although he may think otherwise. His blog takes a very different approach than mine. His is more of a place for people to get to know him. He tells stories, such as the death of his goldfish, ironically named Bacon, and how one of his passions, bicycling, has in essence become a form of therapy. Just wait, someday a masterpiece will emerge from his blog, and if you become a reader of his, you will be thankful you can say you’ve been a follower from the start. I know I will.
The only two readers I know I have for sure on a regular basis are my brother Ben and my father. I appreciate them, and will appreciate you, for following me throughout the evolution of my writing.
To the new readers: welcome, and enjoy the ride!