So when I edit - both my work and the work of others - I tend to be a little ruthless. Okay, a very ruthless. And in the end, I'm guessing the finished, published work is better for it. At least that's what I've convinced myself.
Here's a sampling of some of my recently published work. I share it not necessarily because I expect y'all to read everything I write, but because the occasional summary reminds me where I've been journalistically, and where I'd like to go next. Hard to plot a path if you don't have a few visible milestones along the way, right?
Yahoo! Canada Finance
- BlackBerry, Alicia Keys & the perils of celeb pitch people (Dashboard, Jan. 04)
- The prospects for Apple, Google and Microsoft in 2014 (Dashboard, Jan. 02)
- The top tech trends for 2014 (Dashboard, Dec. 31)
- The year that was in tech: best & worst of 2013 (Dashboard, Dec. 25)
- BlackBerry posts US$4.4 billion loss in Q3; shares soar (Dashboard, Dec. 20)
- The unpaid internship: Pros and cons (Insight, Dec. 20)
- Salary secrets: Is it still taboo to discuss compensation? (Insight, Dec. 19)
TheLoop.ca Consumer Blog
- How – and where – to back up those holiday photos (Dec. 31)
- 10 last-minute gifts under $20 (Dec. 24)
- Which gift cards should you buy? (Dec. 17)
- Stocking stuffers on the cheap (Dec. 16)
- Post Canada Post: Preparing for a snail mail-free world (Dec. 12)
Bell Business Blog
- Twitter's most powerful feature for business: Lists
- "Freemium" applications and your business
- iOS security tips - Part 3: Keeping all iOS devices secure
- iOS security tips - Part 2: What companies can do
- iOS security tips - Part 1: What end-users can do
- Apple's iPhone 5C: What's in it for businesses?
- SEO goes social - Part 4: Tips to start optimizing your social pages
- SEO goes social - Part 3: Mistakes to avoid
- SEO goes social - Part 2: Tips to optimize your site
- SEO goes social - Part 1: Are you ready?
- 6 things to consider before building a website
You have been busy!
I liked the Alicia Keys/Blackberry piece - the juxtaposition of tech and arts into a single story, plus the nots around the spiral of disenchantment after the honeymoon period. Wrong tweets, bongs and the like.
There's a good voice to a piece that can blend topics like that.
Best regards for a happy and enjoyable 2014.
Here's something, amusing for the headline alone:
Rashbre: Thanks! I always try to shake it up a bit, as I don't just want to write what everyone else is writing. If I take a somewhat different perspective, I figure I have a better chance of a) striking a nerve among readers and b) staying on an editor's radar for additional work.
Ifthethunderdontgetya: Best headline of the year (so far!) Rob Ford makes it almost too easy to get puny and funny, and I'm looking forward to the campaign for that reason alone. We're still evenly split here in London - about 2 hours west of Toronto - re. whether or not they'll actually vote him back in. Can't believe they'd be that stupid, but you never know.
Then again, our own mayor goes to trial May 26 for fraud, and he says he's going to run again this year, too. Sigh...
Carmi, you are the best internet writer/comment-leaver I know! Thanks for the lovely words this morning.
Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family.
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