“Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It’s passing, yet I’m the one who’s doing all the moving.” ~Martin Amis, Money
I gotta say, the summer is just zooming along. Between weekend trips and activities with the family, driving the kids to their various activities and of course being a community journalist, managing editor and BlogTalkRadio host, I shouldn’t have been surprised when I realized it was already the last day of June.
But the last day of June it is, so here I am with my monthly career update.
Over at Scrubs & Suits, there’s some pretty big news. We launched a BlogTalkRadio show this month, hosted by yours truly. I cover healthcare news and industry chatter, and occasionally have special guests. Here’s the show from today:
Go ahead and click that button and take a listen. Today’s show featured a healthcare exec and the S&S director of business development who discussed the recent Supreme Court decision that upheld the ObamaCare law and deemed it constitutional.
In other Scrubs & Suits news, we’re in the process of building a new platform for our users. The new site is sort of a “Scrubs & Suits 2.0,” so to speak. It will offer several new features, including a social networking platform, business directory, career center and more.
I’m really excited about the changes as I know how much more user-friendly the new site will be, plus it will allow for a full multi-media experience and much more flexibility from an editorial standpoint. We hope to launch in July. Stay tuned for updates!
Things are also going along well at Patch.com, where I’m working as a reporter and social media miner. Near the end of next month, I’ll begin filling in for Hazelwood Patch editor Candace Jarrett during her upcoming maternity leave, which is expected to be 14 weeks long. I have always enjoyed filling in for the local editors, so I’m really looking forward to digging into the site in her absence. I’ve got some story and column ideas already brewing, and I’m hoping to help recruit some new bloggers. In the meantime, I’ll continue writing weekly columns, features and news stories for the 23 St. Louis-area sites.
As for the WM Network, most of our projects have slowed for the summer. We’re still posting, of course, and we’ve got big plans that are slowly unfolding. And I promise, they’ll be worth the wait.
At In Pursuit of Fulfillment, I’ve added a daily affirmation section. You can just read the affirmations on the site, or you can subscribe to receive them by email (and you’ll get a free ebook out of the deal!)
That’s about all I’ve got for now. I’ll be back next month with another career update. Until then, here’s a small cross-section of the work I’ve had published this month.
- Governor Jay Nixon Targeted in ‘Fortnight for Freedom’ Campaign
- As Temperatures Rise, Gas Prices Drop
- Five Summer Facts to Kick Off the Season
- Local Voices: Dental Insurance Nightmares, Clothing That Makes You Invisible
- Local Voices: Nanny Scammers, Menopause Relief and the Jubilee Queen
- Advertising Job Open with St. Louis Patch
- Meet Keith Biver of Biver Farms
- Meet the Matoushek Family of Farmer’s Larder
- Meet Steven and Veronica Baetje of Baetje Farms
- Weekly events columns, like this one, for three Patch sites
- Weekly “Who’s Hiring” columns, like this one, for several different Patch sites
- Weekly real estate listings columns, like this one, for several different Patch sites
- Updated: Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare Law Today
- Regardless of Ruling, Largest Insurer in Nation to Honor Some 2010 Healthcare Laws
- North Carolina Hospital Dumps Deep-Fried Foods for Baked Alternatives
- New Doc-Practice Ratings System Promises to Improve Quality of Care
- Weight of the World: A Fat Population Can Hurt the Environment
- Holly Bridges: Personal Struggles Lead to a Book and More
- Featured Member: Holly Bridges