Here I am blogging - why? Because I got laid off, because I like to talk about pop culture, because I'm a marketer with a keen interest in digital and social media. The great thing about being laid off is that you have a lot of time to do the things that you have been putting on hold forever...tidying up the basement, finishing the paint around the new kitchen door, and oh yeah, setting up a blog.
My friends have always told me that I should write - that I have talent in this area - but writing never seemed to equate to dollars to pay my mortgage, so I just did it sporadically (TIFF updates on facebook, etc). Now that I'm unemployed in a failing economy, in a lean job market where more qualified people are entering the job hunt everyday, I need something to distract me from the never-ending weight of 'you need to find a job - pronto - or your dog will be forced to eat low quality kibble (the horror!)'. This blog is that something.