Two weeks ago, I started listing articles I’d worked separately in this new column, instead of embedding them into the weekly Variety Hour. It’s a quick and easy way for me to share what I’ve been working on publicly, without waiting for multiple pieces in the same theme to coalesce.
Much of the work I do is not public: ghostwritten blog posts and copywriting comprise a good chunk of my work week. If you’d love to hire someone to do this kind of work to help promote your business, but just can’t afford it, take heart. I’ll soon be offering a video course on doing your own PR. (To preorder, you’ll want to PayPal $25 to firstname.lastname@example.org soon–because the price will go up once it’s released.) And if you’re in the Twin Cities, there’s still time to sign up for my April 15th course on the very same topic. Just go to the PR For Startups Eventbrite page for details.
Other than that, and the loooong list of pieces I’m wrapping up (or waiting to get posted or published), here’s what I’ve been doing:
Medical Decision-Making is a piece I wrote for the Performance Menu’s April issue, and is based on an amazing talk from the Health Care Journalism 2013 conference I attended in Boston. (FYI: This piece is behind a paywall.)
Two weeks ago, I wrote a little bit about the Overnight Website Challenge, where the Nerdery pairs teams of designers and developers (and the occassional copywriter, like me0 with non-profit organizations to redesign websites overnight. Although we didn’t win any awards (thanks to everyone who voted!), everyone participating in the OWC wins. New And Improved is a lovely blog post about the process, written by Susan Smith at Hospice of the Twin Cities, and complete with photos of our team.
Todd and I drove out to Kansas City, Missouri to cover 13 amazing female MMA fights at Invicta FC 5. I have an article that should be up shortly, but for now, I’ll embed some video interviews. I’m primarily a writer and don’t have any training in broadcast journalism, so hopefully me learning these skills on the fly doesn’t distract from what these fighters had to say.
‘Til next time!