At least, I hope there isn’t. If there’s an upper limit to the amount that a person can safely blog, I might run up against it soon. It’s been an exciting week in FunnelFiascoLand. In addition to all of the storms we’ve been having, and a sizable to-do list both professional and personal, I received some news. The first news is that I’ve been selected for the LISA ’10 blog team. In November, I’ll be off to cloudy San Jose, California where I’ll be writing multiple posts per day for the duration of the conference. Additionally, I’ve been told I might have a few writing assignments in advance of LISA in order to help promote the event.
A bit earlier in the week, I was asked by the Managing Editor of the local newspaper if I would be willing to write a weather blog on their website. Since I am incapable of turning down requests for more work, I readily agreed. This is a voluntary/slave labor/public service matter, but I’m trying to finagle a fedora with a “press” tag out of the deal, or maybe I can score press credentials to outdoor events. The thought process behind my willingness to do this, and some discussion of licensing issues involved, is a blog post that will probably appears in the next week or two. In the meantime, my “Weather Watch” blog starts on www.jconline.com/blogs today. I plan to update it twice per week, on Mondays and Thursdays.
It seems my writing is starting to get noticed, and that pleases me greatly. I’ve still got a long way to go until I catch up to my great uncle Ralph, the New York Times best-seller and a Pulitzer nominee, but it’s exciting to know that there are people out there who care about what I have to say. (Of course, I know my loyal ones of readers here have always cared about my thoughts. You guys are awesome). What this means for me is a fair deal of extra work, but it’s exciting and I’m really looking forward to it.