I started writing for GaijinPot about a month ago and I have to say it’s a totally different kind of writing than I’m used to. I’m a copywriter by trade, which means my writing takes on the client’s voice. I write for your vision, your company, your brand. But op-eds or citizen journalism is about what goes on in my sick little brain. Let me put it this way… if you’ve been a back up singer whose job is to make the pop star look good, and then you get handed the center stage mic, one of two things will happen.
1) You’ll either wet yourself and run off stage or
2) You’ll go big, even if you suck, just to have your moment in the spotlight.
Not sure where I’m at just yet… but I’m loving it so far.
Check out my articles here. I’m writing weekly so stay tuned.