Friday, September 9, 2011

Wherein I Explain My Hibernation

So, I haven't been here.

You may have noticed.

Here's the thing:  I got a job!  A for real, paying job as a writer!  I'm now the Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss Guide for About.com.

"What?" I hear you ask.

Well, it turns out About.com hires independent writers to be the official writer and coordinator of each of their topics.  I applied for the job on something of a whim at the end of 2010, and after many months got the opportunity to "try-out" for the job in their training boot camp.  At the end of boot camp, the job was mine!

The good news is, it's great work, it's a topic near and dear to my heart after caring for women during pregnancy loss for almost ten years as a nurse, and I am actually GETTING PAID TO WRITE!

(Here's where I take a moment to brag and tell you that About.com is a New York Times company, so my paychecks come from the New York Times.  See?)



The bad news is, it's kind of a lot of work right now.  I'm still learning the ropes and until I find my feet, I'm afraid my blog is going to be even more neglected than usual.

I've considered closing it down altogether, actually, but I didn't want to lose touch with you lovely followers.  And--*throws salt over shoulder* *knocks on wood*--I really hope I've got some exciting news to share with you guys soon.

So, for now, consider my a hibernatin' bear.  Thanks for sticking around as much as you have.  You will still find me rambling on Twitter, and posting nonsense to my Tumblog.  Oh! And I'm on Google+ now, too, if you're so inclined to stalk me pandimensionally.

Here's hoping I've got some good news to fill this space with soon!

Cheers,
Liz

4 comments:

Richard W Scott said...

Congratulations,Liz! It's always great to get paid for what we love to do.

Hopefully you'll still find time to blog now and then

Kristan said...

Congrats on the job, girlie! This is good news already, so if you have more, that'll be even better. :)

And don't worry, we'll be here.

Rai said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome!

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