Thursday, May 25, 2006

Au Revoir, I'm off to chase dreams...

Today I missed out on my dream job.

The big hole in my CV was a lack of media experience. Get some articles published and you might have a better chance they said. It was the same story with another exciting job about 2 months ago.

I have enjoyed political blogging, but there is something about getting your work past an editor that gives you an edge over self published opinion, however incisive or relevant. Before I blogged, I had things published, and if I had not been putting my spare writing time into my blogs I would probably have several more pieces out there.

Possibly, I would have landed one of these jobs.

Legal Journo and Political Advisor, respectively, in case you're curious.

So I'm going to make a renewed effort to get published, and end my poliblogging for the time being. I will keep visiting my favourite blogs via my feedreader and comment sometimes. I may even do some more personal blogging, from time to time, somewhere out there.

Wish me luck, because I am about to chase a few dreams.

And stay in touch, and drink with me when you pass through sunny Melba.

Au Revoir Armagnac'd.

UPDATE: Better balance struck, see the next post up!

22 comments:

Zoe said...

Au 'voir, and good luck with your pursuits.

I'm sure I'll see you 'round somewhere ;)

Rob M said...

TTFN. I'm sure we have heard the last of you one way or the other...

Another Outspoken Female said...

I feel like i have said goodbye to you in the blogoshpere many times before!

Good luck with the writing. See you in your next online incarnation. (Or for some grog blogging).

Splatterbottom said...

So long and thanks for all the blogs. I look forward to reading your published writing.

C.L. said...

Getting published is thrilling and worth pursuing if that's the calling you discern. Blogging is a time and inspiration eater, it really is.

Good luck.

Don Quixote said...

Ciao!

Brownie said...

Good Luck an we'll be watchin' for ya.

(and whats that Palm smartphone crap above? some kind of evil harvesting-bot advert?)

BridgeGirl said...

May all your dreams come true.

I look forward to reading your published articles.

And will definitely keep you posted of drinks in the city.

Guy said...

Boo hiss mate, can't you do writing and a bit of blogging on the side?

Good luck with it regardless. You deserve to "make it" in the mainstream publishing arena - whatever that means.

Armagnac Esq. said...

All it would mean for me is that I do what I really enjoy for a living. That's somewhere between politics, writing, and analysis.

My ugly mug being next to a column would be taking it too far, on the other hand!

Boysenberry said...

Good luck. Look forward to reading you in more conventional surrounds.

phil said...

All the best mate. I've enjoyed your particular views on life. You'll do well.

Armagnac Esq. said...

Started with friday's edition of Crikey, if any of you are readers. Don't know if it will make the non-subscriber site though...

snorri the goblin said...

Go for it comrade. Just don't drop out of the social scene.

But keep the site open.

If its any consolation, I bet the jobs went to hacks - and if that happens, you don't want to work with a place like that.

- barista

leftvegdrunk said...

Adios, amigo.

Sad to see you finish up, but understand it well.

All the best.

TimT said...

Cheerio. I say go with Guy's suggestion, do non-politico posting on blogs. It can be done ... !

Anyway, I'll keep an eye out for you in blog-life (and real life!)

The Daily Magnet said...

Break a leg Armaniac, editors are the root of all evil, incidentally, and when you have a writing job, you'll want to start blogging again just so that you can put across the message you think is right. Why not freelance - more freedom, diversity, flexibility, independence - just a thought...g'luck.

The Daddy said...

Well, freelancing is how I intend to start, so who knows, if I could make any money from it... not as if every second graduate at a loose end wants to be writer of some description =(

But, that's life, discourse is the better for it.

obtuse-a said...

best of luck
over to the Chairman, perhaps? by popular demand! well, me so far...

suki said...

"All it would mean for me is that I do what I really enjoy for a living..."
...a noble cause to pursue and achieve!

Splatterbottom said...

You have given this farewell speech previously. Hopefully it merely signals a short break followed by reinvention elsewhere in the blogosphere.

Maybe you are the Goodbye Girl of bloggers.

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