Friday, June 26, 2009

three years, y'all

It's three years today that I went on the morning commute that would change my life. Melodramatic, right? I never imagined in a million years that I'd still be doing this, that I would've met so many amazing people through it, and that it would land me my first job out of college. I still don't know what to tell people when they ask "why do you do this?" But at least if they're asking that question, they understand that I'm not a reporter from the Gazette, which is good enough.

I can't make any promises that I'll be doing this in another year, because I want to see where life takes me, even if (God forbid!) it's out from behind the keyboard. In the meantime, I hope you stick around. And if you're near a radio on Monday around 12pm, tune into the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5 FM - I've been invited to come talk in a segment they're doing about local bloggers. Hopefully, all goes well. I don't talk like I write.


Carrespondent said...

Good luck Monday!

I recently moved from Silver Spring (Falkland Chase) to Rockville Town Square -- but I still check out this blog regularly. Here's hoping you manage to continue the great work.

Thomas Hardman said...

Dan, I predict that while there may come a day when you aren't doing this blog anymore, you won't stop writing... even if you don't share what you've written outside of your professional production.

Just store up enough notes and essays, and you have what Burroughs called "the word trove" (something like that) and then when you're on vacation, slap it all together and publish under a pseudonym.

Good luck with Kojo, he's not hard to talk to. ;)

WashingtonGardener said...

You'll do fine on Kojo - just relax and talk to him like a regular conversation, ignore that anything else.

Brad Rourke said...

Dan, when you've been on Rockville Central Radio, you've been great! Not to worry. You have a very sincere presence on air. --Brad

SwitchedOnMom said...

Rather than write in this little box ;-), I've decided to comment on my blog: