For all three of you who are still interested, I’m with you in spirit. There are so many things on my mind right now that I want to put forth into the world, but I don’t have time.
This newspaper writing is dense stuff. Strunk and White dictate every word, and my editor dictates what those words say.Â Â
I’m not sure how much of my professional life will leak into the blog. I don’t think my editor has really thought about it either. As well as providing samples, I directed her here and she has read it. I already told her I was opinionated on it. She didn’t ask me to stop, she didn’t ask me to change what I do. But did she think about me picking up these stories?
In the newspaper I can’t express an opinion. Here, I can. Readership may overlap. Certainly I will link to my articles, but you may find them uninteresting.Â I writeÂ local news about schools here.
The peopleÂ most likely to google my name are those I’ve done a story on. And there is another thing.Â Now I have the ‘upper hand’ as far as information goes. I interview these people. They tell me about their lives, and I will write a public story about them.Â But they know nothing about me.
I hope I serve the community well.