Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Going-Out Guru Service

Since I started blogging (originally because I was required to at work) back in 2008, readers have left comments asking why I didn't tell them about interesting goings-on before they took place.

It was as if they wanted me to be their social director and alert them to what caught my interest simply because I had an opinion on what sounded fun to me.

Of course, if you've read my blog more than once, you know I have an opinion on everything but it's really not my job to plan other people's calendars.

So, for the most part, I just deflected the comments and went on writing about my adventures doing what I do, but always after the fact.

But when someone contacted me and told me that they've been reading my blog for a while now and loved what I write and wanted me to tell their readers what upcoming events sound good to me personally, it's hard to resist the allure of getting paid to share my opinion (for a change).

And so I will.

Starting with the issue out today, I'm writing a column for Belle magazine (Style's girly imprint) called Lush Life.

It wasn't my first suggestion for a column name (that was deemed too racy), but I picked it because I wanted to emphasize how many no or low-cost events go on around here that are worth checking out, which for someone like me, provide the lushest kind of life.

I could suggest that you pick up a copy of Belle and read my going-out recommendations for April, but I know there are people who don't read magazines and papers.

Don't even get me started on those people 'cause that's a rant for another day.

But since you're obviously reading this online, you might want to head over to Belle's website for more of my suggestive little thoughts.

As I wrote in the column, you don't have to actually do any of them, but don't complain that you didn't know about anything good going on.

Now I'm telling you.


  1. Writing for a living is definitely something that can be done! I did it for a long time, and it is pretty rewarding depending on what you write. Keep it fresh and interesting, your blog is a great example. Good luck!

  2. Congrats! I'll be sure to look for it.

  3. J- Thanks for the support and the compliment.

    H- Let me know what you think!