my dear readers, it has been as busy as a bangkok highway the last month. i haven’t written because i am abandoning this little corner on the internet of mine, but because i have been without broadband!
to be honest it was tough at first, i felt like an addict going through withdrawal. no facebook, friendfeed or blogging. i felt so disconnected.
then i got over it, and started doing other things like watch tv. last week i swore that i would never watch tv again. so mindless (with the exception of boston legal of course).
many changes have happened. i am now no longer a working systems architect. i have joined th public relations fraternity. before you start booing and hissing, i believe in this profession. someone has to tell people about the wonderful things that geeks can do!
obligatory disclosure clause
in the spirit of transparency i need to tell you that i am now an employee of howorth communications, an ogilvy pr worldwide company. the ideas offered here are my own and i do not speak for my employers in any way here. i maintain complete editorial control but obviously i will not discuss any confidential information belonging to the company’s clients! besides being unethical, it’s not nice.
end obligatory disclosure clause
so why pr?
well for one thing, it’s not the money! on that front some people think i am insane for switching careers.
i believe in the media. i believe in advocacy. i believe that with the exponential growth in social media adoption we are on the verge of something very important, not to mention very cool. despite some of the negativity that i see coming from some technical people towards pr people, i think the opinions are skewed. i will deal with this subject at a later time, suffice to say that i am now in a profession that i believe in.
if a complete change of career was not enough, i also moved house and became a motorcyclist within the same week!
so it has been a very busy time. things are settling down a bit now so more writing to come out of me soon.
it’s good to be back.