A New Category

I think I’m nearly done stretching this website out too much. I know you, my most wonderful readers, have needed patience to stomach all the random things I’ve written about recently, but I promise we’re done, unless of course a future employer does something contractual that makes me amend that. But I don’t see that happening.

In any case, I want to tell you about a new category/series I’m going to be starting. On my personal Facebook account, I often share an article, meme or something every day or two that I’m a fan of. Sometimes it’s an article that choked me up, sometimes it’s an inspiring meme, sometimes it’s a great quote from which I hope to start a discussion.

This new category, titled “My Favorite Today :)” will be where I do that here, in a more public forum. It’ll give you a reason to come back, new readers a reason to check my site out, and above all just something worth reading that maybe can make your day better in some way. Most of what interests me is generally positive, so I promise I’ll be limited with what political weirdness I share.

These first few posts will be catching you up on what happened earlier this week, but after two or three, I’ll go to one post every day or two. Expect about four posts per week, maybe a few more, but not usually any fewer. Just depends on what interesting stuff I find online.

Knowing that I’m a journalist, you can probably expect a good amount. 🙂

Returning To Why You Read

Weeks ago, I announced I was switching this website to be poetry based. I announced this blog would be mostly for poetry and that my new website would be more for my general writing.

But I confess, dear Reader, that I was wrong.

This site is, and always has been, for more than just poetry. Poet598 is my brand. It is my reminder that no matter what I am or what I do, I am a poet first, but always more.

Going forward dear readers, I commit to publishing everything I can on this website and this one alone. Many of you read not for poetry but for the wide variety of things I share.

Please forgive me for trying to fix what wasn’t broken. This I confess to you at 2:32 a.m. on a Saturday morning.

Have a great day everyone, and thanks for your readership. 🙂


Refining The Mission As We Refine Our Interests, Plus: An Announcement :)

It’s becoming clear to me just how fascinated I am by the unseen. Whether it’s the barren desert, ripe with life of the most rugged of sorts just beneath its surface, the ocean that fills this sailor’s horizon in all directions with more life beneath it than can ever be quantified, or the miscellaneous business that springs to life within a city while the owner, story untold, uses it as a starting point to make the world a better place. The unseen, be it that beautiful, wonderful intention the owner has and is practically dying to share if someone would just have the curiosity and interest enough to ask, and the unseen life below the seas and deserts of this earth, these are things I find myself obsessed with as I write. These are the things, the unseen emotions and stories hidden deep within myself and others, that compel me to write.

I’d like to introduce you to a new element I’ll be adding to this blog, starting sometime between now and May. 🙂

On the list of categories that lines the top of this blog will be a new one. Something fun, and probably a pun of some sort. This new category will be where I share stories I find in others. It won’t be strictly journalism, as it will variate from some of the “rules” I’ve been taught classify something as that. It will essentially be more along the lines of PR writing in the form of features, specifics of which are still being ironed out. The overwhelming idea here will be to share the beautiful stories that each person or group I talk to has. I’ve always loved journalism’s standing as the venue for which we as a society learn about each other, and it’s my hope that this new category will be the way I start to fulfill that same role with this blog.

Don’t worry though, this blog will always be about what it’s currently already about. I won’t be changing anything here, I’ll just be adding another element, hopefully in a way that will complement the  rest of what my dear readers already love about this blog.

This is a very big undertaking, and I’m overwhelmingly excited to share this all with you. 🙂