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Can I declare a hiatus retroactively?

Ed Healy hailed me on Twitter, asking if I was working on a new episode of the podcast. I’m not, I answered. Not yet. I seriously underestimated the effect that my new job at a PR firm would have on my life. On show after show I kept saying that I’d make changes that would give me… Read More »

Writing For Pay Ep. 012 Show Notes

Christa Terry is the writer and editor of the bridal blog Manolo For The Brides. Her book iDo: Planning Your Wedding with Nothing But ‘Net is out in bookstores now. From blogger to book author Finding a niche and pitching the concept Who owns the information in Christa’s head? Winning over skeptical editors with statistic Writing a… Read More »

Writing For Pay Ep. 011 Show Notes

Christa Terry is the writer and editor of the bridal blog Manolo For The Brides. Her book iDo: Planning Your Wedding with Nothing But ‘Net is coming out on June 10. Job-hunting in Boston. Envy and spite: valuable career tools. Enter the Manolo. Editorial policy in the Manolo blog empire. Blogging for pay: how does it work?… Read More »

Quick writing contest: win free shoes from Zappos

The CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos likes to throw out quickie contests via his Twitter account. There’s a new one going on that’s right up our alley – but you gotta be fast! Deadline is 11:59 PM on May 5th. (That’s today.) We think our order confirmation emails lack pizzazz. They just aren’t fun, weird… Read More »

Writing For Pay Ep. 009 Show Notes

Jim Geluso covers the city beat at the Bakersfield Californian. Wade has a new job. We return to the next thrilling installment of our interview with Jim Geluso, newspaper reporter. The rewards of a career in journalism. The challenges that the newspaper industry faces today. How is it adapting? Not very well. Newspapers: less litigious, self-righteous… Read More »

Meet me at SXSWi 2008

  I’m in Austin, Texas right this very second for the South by Southwest Interactive festival. If you’re coming too, keep an eye out for this clown: Here’s a photo I took in downtown Austin with my new BlackJack mobile phone:

Writing For Pay Ep. 008 Show Notes

Jim Geluso covers the city beat at the Bakersfield Californian. 0:45 – The Writing For Pay account on del.icio.us is no more. If you want to share a cool writing link, just tag your bookmark “writingforpay”. 1:02 – Wade is sick, but still he must write for pay. 2:39 – Wade sits down with Jim… Read More »