Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Being a punk pays off sometimes... Cheers!


At the beginning of this month I took a leave of absence from Kit Burns was framed! and told everyone that it was possibly the start of something big. I also said that if it didn't pan out, we wouldn't speak of it again.

Well I am pleased to report that it has worked out. I have just accepted a position with about.com to be their punk music writer! It's my first staff writing job outside of advertising, and I am so excited, I'm gonna pop!

What does that mean for my regular readers? A few things...

First, you'll have another blog to read my writing on, as well as articles, interviews and reviews.

Second, I have ten days to bring my site live, so my posts here will be sparse for the next two weeks. Once that site is up, I should have plenty of time to devote to both places. My posts at thisaremusic may suffer, as I will be writing about music in another place (sorry Mike!).

If this were an acceptance speech, I'd thank everyone who reads and comments here. This site has allowed me to exercise my writing skills and keep my chops fresh, as well as provided a place to get people to read what I have to say. Thanks guys!

I'll let you all know when the new site is live, and I expect you all to visit me there!

12 comments:

monica said...

huge congratulations!

stray_thoughts said...

That's awesome! Congratulations! I'm sure I speak for all of us who frequent this site when I say that we are looking forward to having more to read from you.

Justin said...

Well done! Make sure to send lots of traffic over to crashpod.net ;-)

Seriously, congratulations. Just make sure that this new gig doesn't eat in to too much of your biking time this summer. Angry Monkey still needs its captain.

The Jamoker said...

Congrats AlphaRat!!!

I will definitely visit the About.com site and look forward to reading your stuff there.

eric said...

nice work, Ryan!

Astroman said...

Bravo senior. I shall purchase you an alcoholic beverage of your choosing as token of good cheer.

ishmael shameless said...

Punktastic!
If anyone can handle the online world of the punk archives -- you can, my friend. Way to go!

Thimbelle said...

Hey - Congratulations!

Many, many moons ago - back when about.com was still "the Mining Company" I got hired on in the very first shiny new batch of "Guides"... We had to go to online "training" and everything.

I was a Guide for MiningCo (and subsequently About) for a few years, and had a blast.

Enjoy! You'll be the best there!

T. :)

fineartist said...

Punk on with your bad self...

I know, corny as all hell, I'm a corndog who generally types and says the first thing that comes to mind....

Really though, this IS cool as heck. xxx, Lori

Writer Mom said...

Well, I'm jealous as hell. Spitting green stuff out of all orifices. *That could be unrelated to your good news, but the coincidence is great.

April Fools! I'm not spitting green stuff. I'm very proud of myself for knowing you. Congratulations to both of us!
I'm gonna learn so much about Punk now. Woo Hoo!!!

zilla said...

Is it live yet? Is it? Is it, huh?

Word verification: knguy = king guy = on the mark and a brilliant omen for your new endeavor!

Abishag said...

belated congrats! i've been socked away for the last 2 months, recalibrating my senses and misfittedness. you're gonna spin the pants off readers and twizzle their warranted raging minds. and, if they don't listen to what you have to say, i'm gonna punch 'em in the head and use their skull for a beltbuckle.