Tuesday, June 2, 2009

This much closer to working at the Daily Planet...

Okay, so my goals are a little out there, but comon’, can you blame me for wanting to be a star reporter at one of the most prestigious news authorities in the world, can yah?

Who cares if the Daily Planet isn’t totally real… it’s real to me, it’s real to me.

All joking aside…

I, Eric Skates, applied to write for Examiner.com. Examiner.com is a news site based in Denver, Colorado that allows local citizen journalists to share their city-based knowledge on a blog-like platform, in over 60 cities in the United States.
I was introduced to this site from my good buddy, Ron over at Clark Kent’s Lunch Box. (Thanks man).

In July of 2008 I began my blog, the ever-popular, http://www.ohmygodimadaddy.blogspot.com, and truly found my love for writing. I, of course, will continue with my blog… I love it! It keeps me sane. With that said, I took the initiative and decided to apply as the Atlanta New Dads Examiner. I never, in a million, no, make that a trillion years, thought they would accept my application. Yes, I am a new father, so I do fit that criteria, but my writing skills… would they be good enough? I don’t have the writing experience that I would need to maintain a well-written column, or do I? I figured, if I don’t try… I will always wonder…

I would regret not trying… kind of like I regret not running cross-country in high school. (I would of kicked ass.) Or, even more, I would of kicked even more butt at diving. But, I digress… we must not dwell on the past!

So, I guess here goes nothing… here is my stab at influencing all the young and rookie dads in the Atlanta Metro Area… (and beyond, someday).

Check me out... look me up, by name, at http://www.examiner.com/atlanta

I should start my debut on the site sometime in the middle of June!

6 comments:

Laura said...

I'm so proud of you! You are such a good writer, they would have been crazy not to accept your application.

iVegasFamily said...

Congratulations!!!! I enjoy reading your blog, so I'm confident that you'll do great.

CK Lunchbox said...

Dude, you're going to be great! Welcome to the Daily Planet fellow Examiner!

Tiffany said...

So happy for you! You will do an amazing job! I can't wait to read your columns! Wow...you're a Columnist! Congrats.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Congrats Man! That is awesome.

Terri said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting! :-)