The last month has, like the first month of the year, kept me busy. Maybe a little too busy at times. I hit a point a couple of weeks ago in which I realized how thin I had stretched myself — mostly from extracurricular activities, but my busy work schedule factored in, as well. Then I bounced back, pulled it all together, went into problem-solving mode and … well, as usual, ended up returning to my state of awesomesauce (I can almost feel Gail Balfour cringe).
But here it is March … and almost a month since I last posted to the blog. Here’s a quick update:
Thanks to Tom Venetis at SSGM, I continue to write within the automotive market — or rather, the automotive after-market. If you’re a garage owner, a service technician or someone related to the business, keep an eye out for my byline in upcoming issues. And do feel free to shoot me an email should you have any comments on any of my SSGM articles.
Also, I just recently completed another feature article for Up Here Business, which should be appearing soon, if it’s not already on shelves (sorry, not a lot of places to buy magazines in Fort Smith). Guy Quenneville is one of the many amazing editors I’ve had the pleasure to work for, and he’s been pretty damn cool about providing me with the opportunity to prove myself as a Northern writer.
Speaking of awesome editors, there’s the great people over at Nine Lives Media that continue to make me feel like part of the team. The editor I’m closest to on a daily basis is Charlene O’Hanlon, who has time and again been a joy to work for — in part because of her dedication, but also because of her great sense of humour. I don’t think I’ve run into another American with so many Canadian jokes. I still write mainly for Talkin’ Cloud over there, but my byline has occasionally slipped over onto MSPmentor and The VAR Guy.
That’s only a handful of the great people who have made my freelance career simply spectacular. Without all the editors and corporate clients that keep me working and have such great comments about my work, I wouldn’t be able to do this. And believe me, for that, I am forever thankful.
Additionally, please check out what I’ve been doing with Beer In Canada. I think I’m running a blurry line between business/trade news site and consumer news site right now, but I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and ensure it’s updated regularly.
Thanks to everyone who keeps life interesting.
And here’s a quick visual from a recent photography outing before I sign off: