It has been a while since I wrote a new entry for my current writing feature. Today’s subject is someone who thought she was not going to be able to help out as much this year – and then suddenly exploded into writing mania.
Today’s entry, for my current writing feature, is someone who I have known for quite a long time. I consider him a good friend and would trust him with a great deal. A lot of praise for someone that I have never physically met.
A few years ago I took over Toronto Thumbs from Shaun Hatton (also known as the god of hair). When it was handed to me, I sent out a request to a select few people within my social circles for help with managing content (aka: writing). The offers to help were few, but very much appreciated.
They say that you never know what you had until it’s gone.
I say that sometimes the best times to appreciate the good things are when things are going well; your appreciation of things is untainted by any temporary misery, and it’s just – i dunno – healty?
On top of having a wonderful family and some great friends, other things seem to be picking up as well! Figtography, while not world-famous, seems to be getting decent traffic. Now that I have a digital camera and a fantastic blog theme that displays my EXIF data, posting photos is a breeze! I have to say that I’m very happy with the site, and the only thing that really needs to be improved is perhaps the volume of photos contained within!
Another fantastic thing that’s going on right now is my tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Toronto Thumbs. When Shaun left the site to go to The Electric Playground, I was completely certain that I was going to destroy the site; I am not anywhere nearly as savvy as Shaun is when it comes to web design, and I’m certainly not a better writer. As the year has progressed, though, so has my writing skill and editing (in my opinion, anyway); numbers are slowly climbing, and we even gained a link from one of the gods of gaming, Jordan Mechner! With more fans every week, and respect from the people we cover, Toronto Thumbs is definitely something to be proud of.
There are a lot of things going on right now (besides the three big items listed above); the upshot is that with all of these activities, time for maintaining this blog has to be cut short. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, though. Writing for the sake of writing always seems to produce crap; I would rather put a lot of thought and take some time to write something than just write because I think I have to.
Shout outs to everyone who believes in me!
I have changed the structure a bit, and I really hope that I can do it justice. I have some friends helping me out, as writing for the site all by my lonesome would surely lead to my plunge into the abyss.
Good luck, Shaun. Thanks for having faith in me!