It’s a new year, so I figure it’s the perfect time to launch my newest writing outlet. My own blog.
As some of you may know, I am a former journalist with the Shepparton News and occassionaly do reviews and bits and pieces for Inpress. I’m also about to start writing for a new website – musicfeeds.com.au – but more on that later.
The main purpose of me establishing this is to keep up my writing skills and keep on sharing my thoughts with the world while I continue my hunt for a full-time job. But even when I do get something, this will remain another outlet for me to publish and share stuff that might not normally make it into the publications I work for. So, naturally, to quote that typical Twitter phrase – “All thoughts and opinions expressed on here are my own.”
And on that note, opinion pieces are what you’re going to see a lot of from me on here. It’s something I really want to work on as a writer. Blogs and social media publishing platforms have opened up so many new outlets and avenues for people to express their thoughts on what’s going on in the world – and that’s exactly what I’m going to do here. I haven’t recieved many chances to do this in my past writing endevours – the closest I’ve come is numerous editorials for the Shepp News summarising the contents of the WOW magazine for that week. So I’m looking forward to sharing with you my thoughts about what’s happening around me and the places I live in (I’m currently diving my time between Shepparton and Melbourne).
But it’s not going to be all news though – I’ll be doing several posts about my life and the people in it – ones that deserve more than 140 characters in a Twitter update or sentance or two in a Facebook status. You’ll also see plenty of repostings of stories I’ve done or stuff which I’ve found on the web that catches my eye.
So, get following, get commenting, and come join me on the ride. It’s going to be fun – I promise 🙂