I am a blogger now
05/05/2009 11:42 AM
Howdy to Blogland
Birds do it, bees do it--and even if they donít, itís only a matter of time. So Iím going to start doing it. Thanks to the Chicago Journal, who is giving me a spot in cyberspace in which to blog.
I figure Iím spending 16 hours a day online anyway--and sending hundreds of emails during that period, most with some observation or point of view that I just have to tell someone. So why not accept this offer from CJ and expand my daily audience? I will be your South Loop Observer.
All my idols seem to be blogging: Nora Ephron, for instance, blogs on Huffington Post, as does one of my college classmates and friend, Carol Felsenthal, who is a famous biographer of people such as news legends Katherine Graham and S.I. Newhouse and the post-White House Bill Clinton (ďClinton in ExileĒ).
After 22 years of being a regular columnist somewhere--Naperville City Star, Chicago Tribune, Illinois Bar Journal, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and CJ (which will continue), as well as being a contributing writer at the Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times and a contributing editor at the old Lake Magazine, and now Shore Magazine, I am making the virtual big leap. After having work included in two anthologies and winning seven major (print) journalism awards, I will enter the new world.
So, friends, here I goÖ.