Let me first say that I think it’s great if you do blog about journalism — I have some good friends and colleagues who do so, and do it well.
But I don’t.
I’ll occasionally write if i have strong feelings or if I have an announcement, but otherwise….meh.
Although I may be extremely passionate about the future of journalism and the role the web plays in it, I recognize that my opinions about where it’s supposed to go don’t really matter. It’s what I do that matters. It’s how I put those opinions into play and the work I produce as a result.
In short, I’d rather do the work, then talk about the work.
Not to mention I hate being in the spotlight. I do not want to be that journo-pundit who yammers all day about what media is doing right/wrong and does nothing about it.
So, I don’t blog about journalism. I might talk about it, and I hope to someday have my work inspire discussion, but I will never blog for the sake of blogging.
first of all congratulations on your recent success! it's nice to hear that things are picking up for you. i have a question, but it's a bit vague and confusing, so don't worry if you don't want to answer. I love writing, and im looking to make a career out of it, but I'm struggling to find an outlet. I've been looking at journalism, but the trouble is i don't take much joy in the world around me, i prefer the intangibles in poetry and short story. is there a way i can be a journalist with a reality-cynical perspective? or is there another career path i can take?