Let’s not kid ourselves; there is no such thing as writer’s block. There’s just premeditated writing (which isn’t always a bad thing), but at times, too much intellectualization on what the hell to write about.
Needless to say, it’s been a long year. It has also been a while since I contributed much to my blog, as I contend with questions surrounding impartiality of the subject matter on what I am writing about.
There is a notion that as a freelance journalist, depending on what you write, your impartiality may be compromised in the process. This can lead to raised eyebrows by prospective employers, but I have come to realize that there is a plethora of neutral material to write on in a non-professional context.
This may not be the case, however, if a subject matter is chosen without contention and controversy hanging over it. For example, I would not dream of writing a political column without the expressed approval of an editor or publisher, unless of course I were given a raise to higher authority. The comfort found in writing on material that won’t cause too much backlash is a safe spot while seeking a new newsroom home or prospective employment anywhere.
There is also a question of tone in what you write. I neglected to appreciate over the past little while that there are ways to write almost anything in a certain way without being explicitly critical – even implicitly if you’re careful. For every writer, there area over a million words in the English language in our arsenal and many ways to group them together.
Here’s to a fresh outlook on fresh content, and I’ll be back soon with fresh content. After all, in various corners of the Internet universe, they don’t call me SoFresh_SoClean for nothing. How’s this: if you’ve made it this far, whoever you are, lovely stranger or loved one, I’ll buy you a coffee the next time we meet.
If you’re a recruiter scoping out prospective communications guys, pick up your phone next to the red pen and stack of résumés! (Or wait until next spring if you want a greater return on investment, after I’m done my graduate certificate program in Interactive Media Management) Tell your secretary you’re heading out to lunch, and give me call as you’re heading into the elevator. I’ll meet you there.