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‘So, who do you write for these days?’

I’ve been asked that question a few times recently (and not just by my parents, who I think might be happy if I enrolled in the Bloomingdale’s executive training program).

For blogs, I have regular gigs writing about travel for UpTake and Examiner.com and I contribute to BlackBook, usually about travel and culture. And, there’s that Louisville.com editor-in-chief thing. I also manage the web presence of the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (I reckoned I should put my blogging and social media power to a good use, beyond giving advice on where to go and what to drink). And, for fun, there’s my new Tumblr blog. I’ll get all meta too and mention this site, which is now eight years old.

[Update March 8, 2010: I’m contributing to Gridskipper again too.]

In print, I contribute to Air Canada’s in-flight magazine, enRoute.

I’m back writing for Louisville.com

After a (thankfully) brief hiatus, I am writing for Louisville.com again, focusing on local events and attractions for a local audience. But instead of submitting 10 articles a month, my scope has been increased to four posts a week.

Not that I need the encouragement, but this new job is a great excuse for me to further explore my new, wonderful hometown. Louisville has a lot to offer and I’m thrilled to be covering it.

Here are my Louisville.com articles for the first week:

A while I’m at it, here are my articles on budget travel from last week for Examiner.com:

My first post for Louisville.com is online

In addition to my new job as a budget travel writer for Examiner.com, which I mentioned earlier, I’m now reviewing cultural attractions, food, and restaurants in Louisville for Louisville.com.

My first article was posted last week:

January Wine Tastings in Louisville

(The subject matter shouldn’t be a surprise given that wine is one of the most common tags on this site.)

Both of these gigs involve writing a lot of articles (10 a month for Louisville.com, four a week for Examiner.com). Rather than add a new entry to this blog every time my articles are published on those sites, I’ll just compile them into one post a week.

Examiner.com publishes my first post as the Louisville Budget Travel Examiner

I just started a gig as the Louisville Budget Travel Examiner for Examiner.com. My first article was posted yesterday:

A budget survival guide to Washington, DC, for Barack Obama’s inauguration

It was a fun piece to write, and I enjoy the flexibility I have in writing about budget travel—I can pretty much write about any location I want.

And my upcoming trip, driving from Louisville to Las Vegas and then flying to DC for the inauguration, should provide ample fodder for this new job.

I’m starting a few other writing gigs in the upcoming weeks too, but I’ll post more about them once I have something published.

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