Blogging for the Man

As of last Monday I am the temp blogger for Time Magazine’s Wellness blog. (I would have posted sooner, but I’ve been blogging my brains out.) So far, the 3-week assignment is fun but a helluvalotta work. I’m supposed to post 4 to 6 times a day—a far cry from the 1 to 2 posts a month I squeeze out here. Not to mention I’m spending (on average) 2 hours writing each post so my work schedule is U.G.L.Y. My editor swears that once my “writing metabolism” revs up, I’ll be whipping out posts faster than you can say, “embargo, what embargo?” But, alas, by the time that happens, the gig’ll be up and I’ll be back to navel gazing. The upside? I’ll be posting here more often to ward off blog withdraw.

7 Responses

  1. Kayleigh says:

    Congrats — cool assignment 🙂 I’ll be bopping over there ASAP to check it out.

    I think there’s something to that whole “writing metabolism” thing…I noticed when I first started blogging again after many weeks away I felt like it took forever to find my groove. I’m a slow writer anyway…so slowing me down any more makes a snail look positively speedy.

    Good luck, I look forward to following you!

  2. Clare C. says:

    Just can’t keep away from the big TW. Now you’re aboard the mothership.

    Seriously, I moseyed on over there and read some of your blog entries. Loved them. You’ve got such a great tone, C–informative and funny. Can’t wait for the book …

  3. Mary Peckham says:

    Wow, interesting gig. You sure got a weird comment on your blog about least nutritious breakfast cereals….

    You might be interested in the 10/30/09 The Week’s outtake from Barbara Ehrenreich’s new book (Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America: The Unbearable Lightness of Breast Cancer.

  4. Jane says:

    You are such hot shit!

  5. Nan says:

    I agree with Jane