January 05, 2004

Editors Wanted

2003 was a great year for writing. I fired up my blog in the second week of January and it took off far beyond what I expected. One of my articles was published in the Wall Street Journalís online Opinion Journal, and Nick Shulz was kind enough to let me write a series of pieces for him at Tech Central Station.

I am tremendously grateful to all the other bloggers who link to my site, to the editors who took a chance and published my work, and most of all to everyone who shows up to read what I have to say.

This year Iíd like to ramp it up. I have plenty of time to write. Who says I need to clean the house? (Um, your wife Ė ed.) And Iíd like more of my work to appear in print and in other online publications.

Make no mistake. I still plan to write for Tech Central Station as long as Nick Shulz will have me. He is a terrific editor and Iím not looking to replace my working relationship with him for one with somebody else. What I want to do is expand.

So if youíre an editor who is looking for new writing talent and think my work might be a nice fit, please, by all means, write me a letter and letís talk. Most of what I write is political commentary from a centrist perspective, and like I said, I have plenty of time to write. After a great 2003, 2004 is no time to sit back and stagnate.

And to my readers (bless you all), Iím not shutting down the blog any time soon. There is nothing like push-button publishing with instant feedback. Besides, Iím having way too much fun to quit now.


(Sincere thanks to Glenn Reynolds, Roger L. Simon, and Jeff Jarvis for their advice and support.)

Posted by Michael J. Totten at January 5, 2004 11:12 PM
Comments

Cleaning the house is a fools's game. Why? Thermodynamics. You're wasting energy every time you clean it, and the entropy of the system is just going to increase anyway. Just give up. Anything you can't find, you can steal from your neighbors.

That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.

Posted by: Independant George at January 6, 2004 06:40 AM

In the interest of democracy and expanding the talent pool, wouldn't it be sweet if Al Gore or somebody could invent a socialized blog-welfare system, where the State would reward bloggers say 50 cents per sitemeter visit on annual basis? Maybe Howard Dean could add that to his economic justice platform.

Posted by: d-rod at January 6, 2004 10:14 AM



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