Pacers Pulse!

September 7, 2009 in Basketball, Blogging, Indiana Pacers, On Writing by pacejmiller

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Well, it came out of the blue, but I’ve been invited to be the blogger at Pacers Pulse, an Indiana Pacers blog which is part of the MVN (Most Valuable Network).  As a Pacers fan, I accepted the invitation with glee, and as an aspiring writer, I was ecstatic.

To be honest, I am still quite lost when it comes to blogging.  I only started in January this year (with this blog), and it was more of a creative outlet than anything else.  I’m still trying to get around the technical side of posting (and my, WordPress is so much easier to use than Movable Type – thank goodness MVN is moving to WordPress next month!).

The opportunity literally came out of nowhere – the old blogger there (who had apparently built up a decent following) left to blog somewhere else, and the administrators must have come across my blog, which has a few Pacers posts but is certainly not a Pacers blog.  With the dearth of Pacers fans out there, I suppose they didn’t have much of a choice!

I am working ‘pro bono’ on this (ie free), but I felt it was a great chance to meet more people in the blogosphere (god I am such a geek), get more experience as a writer and expand my readership.  Most of all, I wanted to get a sense of what it feels like to ‘work’ as a writer.  You know how they say you may love something as a hobby, but when you do it as a job, it instantly becomes a chore.  Well, so far so good.  4 posts and counting and I’m still loving it!  It’s still a little while before I return to full-time work (which will certainly change the dynamics a bit) but I look forward to continuing blogging on a regular basis, and eventually, transitioning to a career in writing.

And so, all my new Pacers posts will now go directly onto Pacers Pulse from now on, meaning I will no longer write about them on this blog (I can almost hear the collective sigh of relief).  If you like the Pacers (and/or if you have a heart), please check out Pacers Pulse!  Oh, and also check out Always Miller Time – I owe this opportunity to the guy who left Pacers Pulse to go there (thanks)!