About This Blog

I have a day job writing/editing. That’s one reason why this blog – like my twitter account – doesn’t have my name on it (in addition to personal safety/security concerns). I won’t be blogging about my job, but I’ll tell you I like it, I have a great boss, and I’m really lucky. I was fortunate to be able to make a career change into my current job in my mid-40s, stepping away from a 20 year career as a software/high-tech geek.

I hope to respond to as many comments as possible. Here’s my comment policy:

  1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
  2. Comments including profanity will be deleted.
  3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
  4. Comments that attack a person individually will be deleted. Bullying or other abusive behavior in the comments will not be tolerated.

I reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.

PLEASE NOTE:

I do not accept solicitations (or items or other consideration) for reviews or mentions of a product. I do not accept solicitations or consideration for event, company or organization mentions. I am not an affiliate/ambassador/representative for any product, company or organization, nor do I accept such invitations or offers.


2 Responses to About This Blog

  1. interesting! I have a 25 yr career in the software industry, too! But I am very bored with it and wish I could reinvent myself into becoming a writer or a teacher or both, like you have done. I am new to the whole concept of blogs but would like to “follow” yours. How to do that?

    • M says:

      Welcome!

      You can do it. Explore which interests you (teaching or writing and what types/topics in both), talk to people, do research, make a plan. The skills you’ve built in your current career – and in running – will serve you in research, breaking goals down into actionable steps, etc. You can also start within your current work – teach classes (at work or a community college or for free at a community center or nonprofit) and/or try to write (company newsletter, pieces in the local paper, or what about helping a non-profit with their newsletter or a running group with theirs?). You could also look for local “science writing” groups – pretty sure there is one in the area – they usually also welcome people who write about technology or who want to learn to write. I’ve found people very welcoming, willing to answer questions, share experiences.

      Looks like you’re in Chicago (I’m a born-and-raised Oak Parker) so there are tons of resources available to you, classes, groups, places and ways to build your skill set and get those resume bullets.

      You can subscribe to my blog via email through a box on the right hand side of my homepage (scroll down a bit) or use a reader like feedly. You can also follow me on twitter as I tweet out new posts. Email or a reader is probably the easiest.

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