Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Awfully Big Adventure That Is Writing Professionally These Days...

After almost four years freelancing for the LA division of Examiner.com, I am officially moving on from that freelance gig effective immediately. While I loved the freedom I was allowed there to select the shows and people I covered (and the way I covered them), with each passing year the ability to actually earn a real income on the site decreased substantially, despite my reach and quantity of content constantly growing. It has gotten to the point where it is just not worth it for me to continue to give original and at times exclusive material to a site on which it just gets buried under dozens of repetitive aggregated articles in the "content farm" model.

My mother once told me never to quit a job until I had another one lined up. Well, I never listened to that, and this is no different. Most of you know I have been looking for something full-time for months now, and unfortunately to no luck yet. So sadly I don't have an exciting announcement to follow this about where I am landing just yet. Things are still very much up in the air, and with the holidays fast approaching, I doubt anyone will be so quick to pull the trigger on hiring until the new fiscal year anyway. But that's kind of exciting within itself.

In the meantime, I will be writing more on this blog as inspiration strikes me, as I have been over the last few weeks. I may even finally be able to diversify back out to pop culture as a whole instead of the television niche I have been stuck in for the last almost four years.

I hope you'll continue to join me on this journey. I feel like I will blog much of the journey's experience in itself-- for better and for worse.


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