Regular readers of “Fountain’s Pen” (all five of you) may have noticed that after a flurry of posts earlier in December, my output has dropped somewhat. Partly that had to do with the holidays and the attendant drop in newsworthy events.
A more recent and salient factor is that after several months on my own, I recently began a new reporting job at Houston Community Newspapers, specifically the Examiners serving the Bellaire, West University, River Oaks and Memorial areas. I worked for the Examiners once before, in late 2006 and early 2007, before moving on to a large daily in the Houston area.
My hope is to continue writing “Fountain’s Pen” in a fashion adapted to my new circumstances. I will of course have to avoid writing about anything that directly impacts things I cover in my day job. But I also hope to expand the format somewhat beyond the straight reportage that I’ve done since the blog began in September, getting into some perhaps less news-oriented topics. I also hope to incorporate multimedia elements in the blog.
So, we’ll see. As fun as the blog has been, it has served its original purpose: giving me a platform to continue my reporting and writing interests during a pause in my paid, professional career. But I hope those of you who have enjoyed “Fountain’s Pen” will continue to check in from time to time, and that you’ll like how it evolves.
Happy New Year and Namaste.
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