“I quit my job.”
As I’ve been trying out that short but effective sentence on the people around me, I’ve gotten two types of responses: “I’m so sorry,” and, “How exciting!”
Personally, I relate more to the latter response. I wasn’t fired; I quit on purpose, and I feel that it was the right decision for me. I have plenty of great memories from the Daily Dot, but after writing more than 500 stories there, it was time for a change.
You see, I’m burnt out. And my mission for the next few months is to remember again why I love fandom journalism so much. Here’s what’s coming next:
- Regular updates. I know I’ve been lax about regular updates since, oh, May 2011. But now, I don’t have any excuses left for not sticking to a schedule. Expect fandom topics on Mondays, journalism subjects on Wednesdays, and a link roundup every Friday.
- A book. This is something I’ve had in the works for such a long time. I’ve been scared to announce it because that would mean I’d have to do something about it. But ever since I stopped working, I’ve been writing it nonstop, pouring everything I know about otaku journalism into one place. Expect something from me in January 2013, or subscribe to my newsletter today to get updates whenever they’re available!
Thanks for continuing to read Otaku Journalist. See you Wednesday!
Lauren, I wish you luck on
A) Finding something else to do in your field then
B) Updating this blog a bit more :)
C) On your book, and hope it will be out for us all to read :p ^^
Good luck Lauren :)
Looking forward to new blog content!
You wrote SO much content over the last year – my reader was always filled with your article. So, good luck – how exciting and I’m so sorry! :)
Best of luck with everything! I’m looking forward to more weekly updates!
Wow, I haven’t checked in here in a while, and I come to find that you’re writing a book. That’s exciting news; I’m interested and seeing how this plays out. Good luck!