Just wanted to check in to the blogosphere (because clearly I am a huge insomniac and have nothing better to do at 11:00 pm).
You guys, I know that I’m really bad for constantly changing the theme of my blog. (Sorry!) But this time, I’ve changed things around FOR A PURPOSE (other than that I wanted a “prettier” theme…)
Today I changed my blog around to better reflects my interests as a reporter.
Over the past few years I’ve realized that what really matters to me, is and always has been, art. My parents are artists (playwright and actress) and much of my family is in some way connected to the film/television/theatre scenes in Canada.
Well, people always say “write what you know,” and I have been. So I decided to make “Arts and Culture” its own page on my blog. I expect you’ll find a lot more up there as this year wears on. 🙂
The other thing I added was a “Kids” category. Children are my passion, and I never get tired of talking with them. That’s why my job at WIGUP.tv (a kid’s website based in Ottawa) was a huge godsend for me. But I’ve never posted much here about it.
I think I’ve always had this thing where I saw my kids reporting as separate, or somehow not “REAL” journalism. But today, after putting in 5 hours covering the annual celebration of the Chess in the Library program, I realized that any cub reporter for a local daily could be covering that story.
The difference is that I am actually connecting with kids and sharing their stories with their peers across the country in their own words. I try to treat my young interviewees as unique individuals, instead of just a mass of cuties with nothing important to say.
Long story short, I was sick of seeing an empty, outdated blog waiting around for more “serious, important, newsworthy” clippings to fill its pages. I am passionate about art, and kids. and if I can’t promote those passions here, what kind of a pseudo-professional rant BLOG is this!?
Enjoy the new look,