Saturday, March 27, 2010

A break in the Action

Things have slowed a bit. I am still busy. However, things have slowed at being published. Currently I have three articles waiting to be published. My goal is to write one more tonight before I go to bed. These three articles are non-sport articles which is great since I have done my share of sports articles this month with a few more left to work.

Today I volunteered at SHARE which brings my volunteer hours up past 30 hours not counting travel time. I wanted to reach that level before the end of March so I met a personal goal on volunteering.However, it being a SHARE day has made the day a very long and tiring day. Anyway, this was just a quick check in to the blog to say hello.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Update and Haiku

A quick hello! March has been quite crazy. As I have mentioned before I have lots of basketball articles out. Yes some football too which I will pimp in due time. I have had 27 articles published this month, I have two awaiting review. I have 10 articles I will need to write before the end of the month. That doesn't mean they will all be published this month. However, I have to feel pretty good that I will be able to reach my goal of 30 published articles this month.

This month has been far my busiest writing month. I have made the most money this month by writing. Not enough to quit my day job but enough to help with the family finances in a more substantial way. But, I have ran into a involuntary slow down. Burning candles at every end is taking a toll. Oh well..

However, I am at a point where I can write what I want. When, I started writing, I started with poetry. I published one a long time ago. Then I did a Holiday Haiku.  It was my first stab at Haiku. It is a somewhat simple form but I also find it has a challenge to it. I made my second stab at it with a Spring Haiku. It is nice to write poetry again even if they are short.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Basketball...

I've been writing a bunch about college basketball. A lot of football but that will be another blog. Been writing so much I haven't been able to check into the blog as much.

Need info on the brackets you can read it here.

Who do I think was snubbed? The Big Dance Surprises? It can be read here.

A preview of the SEC Championship game which was published after the game. Really, I did write it before the game. You can read it here. Even a preview of the SEC Tournament is here. If your an ACC fan, I have your preview here.

Like I said I have been really busy with over 20 articles published this month. Work, Family, Play, volunteering, and writing.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gearing up for March Madness

Well I have started writing about college basketball it must be March! I kicked things off with an article about the North Carolina tar Heels struggles. UNC finishes 16-16 after a loss to Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels may get a NIT bid based on name alone. They should be end of season bound.

Next up I did a preview of the CAA Conference tournament. I predicted the winner Old Dominion over William & Mary. The score was 60-53, I predicted 63-58. Pretty good predictions. To read about some other fine teams from a powerful mid-major conference read here.

Then I did previews of the SEC Tourney and ACC Tourney. If you like college basketball, I have more articles on their way soon.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Update and a little about SHARE

I am alive. Like my last post eluded to I am very busy writing away. I've already published more articles this month than all of last month. Then there are the other things I am involved with, family, and trying to squeeze as much skiing as I can before it is all gone.

I am enjoying writing more now since I do get to write about what I want to write about. Lately, I have written a few articles on non-profits so far most of them have been about ones that I am involved in or have been involved in which is a good thing.

My latest one on SHARE is no exception. SHARE is a great program which can save folks money on food and promotes volunteering. Both wonderful things. I find my time volunteering at SHARE to be better than church. Any way to learn more about SHARE read my article here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Writing Madness

Sorry, I have been away from the blog a bit. The winter storms, the laptop crashing, and life in general have kept me away from the blog. Plus when I have been writing it has been on articles. I am getting to a great point in my writing. I can write mostly about what I want to write about in music, business, and sports. I could do that before but now I am getting a little bit more money for it. Yes, I do still take the odd assignments as well. No, the money isn't good enough to quit my job. However, it is enough to pay a bill or two.

2010 so far has seen me take up another blog. The Orioles blog, which I have only submitted to sparingly. I also have written a few articles for the Tim Tebow site of course timing was bad on that. I discovered the site after the football season had ended. I have published 17 articles in the first two months.

March is going to be my month of writing madness. Unlike the NCAA March Madness mine is going to be about shattering personal records on the amount of articles written in a month. So, far this month I have three articles published and five waiting for approval. I have 19 more articles that I am committed to writing this month. That is 27 articles and it is only March 2. Sure it will take most of the month for me to write that many articles but it is possible I still might pick up even more. I also submitted my first post on the Orioles blog. Needless to say it will be interesting to see how this month unfolds.