Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Getting the hang of it

OK. So I've got two real, live posts up on the paper's Web site. Why is it that I feel like for some reason that it is more legit and nerve-wracking because it is there? It's not like people are going to FLOCK to that blog either - historically the paper's blogs have not been a real hotbed of readership.

But I feel a lot more exposed putting it out there than putting this out here. I guess this is just a little more anonymous. I mean, I don't have it blocked. (I DO have my facebook and twitter blocked, so that's a little more private.)

Anyway, I SWEAR I WILL post my trip report from Hilton Head soon. I wrote down a rough synopsis with Jay when I got back from Jersey on Monday night. So as soon as I post my school assignment this week, I'll start it. :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I did it!

OK. I finally did it. And this is a little bizarre. Now I'm putting up a blog post on my personal blog about starting a blog for work. And then it's going to post on Facebook so that people can come to my personal blog, but there will be a link to my blog at work. I think eventually, our brains will actually ooze out of our heads.

If you go to the site and give me hits, I might not get laid off this year. Please and thank you. :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


So the IT folks have created the logo for Scenic Route, and the copy is finalized for the title.

Looks like I'll really be launching it on the paper's Web site sometime next week! I'm really excited, but also a little nervous. What if nobody reads it? What if people read it, and they think it is super lame?

Also, if I am doing it as part of my job, am I going to resent having to do it?

I guess I'll just have to wait and see. For now, I have a list of ideas to write about to get me started, and lots of stories from AP that I can post in case I can't come up with anything. So that's comforting. :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

One down, one to go

So I just sent my final project for one of my classes this semester, which means I'll finally be able to catch my breath as my second class gears up. Terrorism is over. Sustainable living is next. (Yes, I WAS taking a diverse class load this semester).

This one is over in late April. Then one class over the summer and one in the fall, and I'm done!

So, now that I'm down to one class, I'll be able to start work on the travel blog for work, which should be operational soon. AND, I'll be able to write a mini trip report from our fabulous trip to Hilton Head, which may be the strangest place I've ever been.

Pretty, yes. But it's just so elite and so private, I can't imagine living there. I guess that's the draw for a lot of people. But I can't imagine living somewhere where there is a $5 gate fee for people to come into your neighborhood. Seriously?