I know this blog is more about beer than it is personal commentary but let me go off-topic for a minute if you would, please, to make an announcement. After a lot of deliberation and careful consideration, I have decided to take a pretty enormous (although at least a little bit calculated) leap of faith and leave my cushy, full-time (plus benefits) job in college admissions and strike out on my own. I have wanted to work for myself, from the comfort of my own home, every day since the day I started working, so I decided it was finally time to go for it.
The transition, although pretty nerve wracking, isn’t without some security. I have lined up a part-time sales & marketing job (also working mostly from home) with some guaranteed income and some definite security, which is helping to keep me sane. Meanwhile, I will be using the rest of my weekly free time to do some freelance & magazine writing, and to build up and officially launch my own New Media firm, TookMedia; which will specialize in Internet marketing, social media branding & development, copywriting and content creation, blogging, and a few other bigger web ventures I have up my sleeves (which will undoubtedly be unveiled in the coming months).
Back to the Beer
The change will also allow me to put more time and energy into BlogAboutBeer.com, which I’m excited about. It should grant me enough free time that I’ll be able to get back to posting daily, rather than the two or three posts a week I had fallen to. So certainly be ready for lots more goings-on ’round here.
Lastly, if anyone in “the industry” happens to be reading this — I know some of you are — and wants to collaborate on your Internet marketing/branding initiatives, or if you need some freelance writing done, please don’t hesitate to give me a shout. Otherwise, grab my RSS feed, follow me on Twitter, and get ready for lots more to come. Cheers!