First, I want to apologize to all my blog friends here for the infrequency of my visits to your blogs in recent weeks. My schedule and extracurricular activities has been very busy. Secondly, I want to thank anyone who has ever commented on my blog. Because of all the support and encouragement I’ve received from everyone, I submitted some samples from my blog to a newspaper editor recently. It’s not the New York Times or anything, but it has a circulation of 41,000 plus whoever picks it up at the newsstand. It’s one of those weekly arts and entertainment newspapers with a leaning towards liberal politics. It’s my city’s version of Creative Loafing or New Times. Long story short, the editor liked my writing and agreed to let me submit freelance articles to them. The editor accepted my first submission earlier this week and will let me know later today when it will run. I’ll post the link here when it does so you can all see it online. I’m still astounded that an actual publication is going to pay me money for the stupid ideas that I have floating around my head on a daily basis. I’m going to get paid to make fun of stuff. Why didn’t my high school guidance counselor ever tell me I could get paid for that? They just kept sending me to the principal’s (he’s a prince who’s your pal) office for it. I’ll continue to blog. The column they’re going to use my stuff in only runs every two weeks and they have other contributing writers, so I’m not exactly going to get rich on this. Thanks again, I just wanted to share my good news.
Self-proclaimed grand poobah of leisure and author of humorous suspense novels The Sneaker Tree & White Picket Prisons, the humor essay book Fifty Shades of Phil and the long running blog The Phil Factor. thephilfactor.com
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