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I’m Not Sliding off “The Edge”

23 Oct

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (and if so, thank you), you may have noticed that after an active first week of blogging, I posted a mere one blog last week. There was a good reason for this: I started a new job last Monday, and spent my week adjusting to a new schedule and environment. I’m associate editor at a great monthly magazine now, and I’m very happy with the gig thus far. Some of you may know I worked at an alternative news weekly for years, and that was a much more hectic job. Between feature stories, news shorts, and blogs, I was sometimes writing more than 15,000 words a month. The job had its upsides, for sure, but one of the downsides was I didn’t have much time to write anything outside of my job at the weekly. I turned down some great national freelance opportunities because I was just too busy, always on the verge of being overwhelmed.

I still keep myself busy, but I’m no longer so swamped that I can’t freelance or write purely for self-indulgence (“pleasure writing,” as one of my colleagues calls it).  The Phoenix Edge is my pleasure writing.  I do it because I can. If others enjoy it, then I’m thankful and even happier.

That said, I’m going to try and post to this blog at least two or three times a week. I won’t be able to do it every day like I did when I was “between jobs,” but I’ll do it as much as I can. And as always, thank you for reading.  Don’t forget to check back in the morning for giant pig balls and maggot burgers.