The purpose of the site - at least in its present iteration - is simple: it's a place to showcase my work as I actively seek to grow my freelance writing business. I have been enormously lucky to write for some amazing newspapers, magazines and websites over the years (full list on the Contact page) and, ridiculous as it seems in this economy, I actually hope to continue doing it while paying my mortgage (a distinction best made clear lest Confucius - that little fate monkey - is reading. I do want to earn a living, not just bask in the glory on interviewing YouTube stars for MSN, fascinating as that is).
Anyway, I don't expect the world to suddenly come pounding on my door, but you never know. And besides, I am told that "clients" like being able to see a prospective hire's work, which makes sense. As my dear friend Elizabeth B. once noted (sagely as usual), if something or someone she's looking for is not on the web, she immediately dismisses it/them out of hand. Immediate dismissal sucks, so here I am.
In grander moments, I harbor hopes of making this blog so indescribably witty and astute that I might even amass some regular followers. Both of you would be deeply appreciated. At the very least, this is a chance to sound off about stuff not connected to an internet bank transfer (of which I am a huge fan) and maybe to log the odd insight. Or blag some freebies from gracious publicists. Guess we'll see. Onwards and upwards, from my brain to the blogosphere.