Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday 'Mania

Today kicks off what, I’m told, will be a very long eight day stretch of work for me. Anyone who’s into wrestling will likely know why that is, but for the uninitiated—this coming Sunday (April 1) is WrestleMania XXVIII.

WrestleMania is, of course, THE event of the year in professional wrestling, and now that I report on such things, I’m bracing for a very busy week.

So if you don’t hear much from me, please don’t take it personally.

After this week, I plan to return to a more “normal” posting schedule and I fully intend to finally finish my part of that pesky “Best of 2011” feature that should have been posted months ago. You know, back when 2011 was still kind of relevant.

Until then, though, I will mostly be in my hole, hunkering down for a long week of reporting.

Long, but, I think, fun, too. Despite the amount of work that has been forewarned, I’m looking forward to being in the middle of it.

Digital media is quite a bit different than the traditional print publishing that I was so accustomed to before taking this new gig. Digital is immediate, and once you’ve written something and posted it, it’s done.

On to the next.

Print publishing—with its seemingly endless string of page proofs and edits and copyedits—is very much a place for people with long memories. Digital publishing, on the other hand, is for people with short memories.

Meaning: research, write, copyedit, post, move on.

That was one of the toughest things for me to adjust to when I started, but I’ve really become a fan of it. Do the work, move on. It’s a good lesson for creative endeavors of any kind, even long form stuff.

Do the work, let the public see it, move on to the next thing.

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