Someone wants to pay me to write for a blog I really like.
Someone wants to PAY me to write for a blog I really like.
Someone wants to pay ME to write for a blog I really like.
Needless to say, I'm totally pumped just from being asked. I'm not sure that I have the level of background knowledge that they really need (especially compared to most of the folks who frequent that site) and I told them so, but we'll see what they think. They said they like what I've written there, they like what I write here, they were planning on putting the word out for a new contributer, but they wanted to give me first shot. Me. ME. The grin hasn't left my face all evening.
I'm totally psyched at the idea of it. I wouldn't be coming to it cold, since I do have a tech writing background and have a bookshelf crammed full of tech articles and tech and training manuals that I've written, all related to totally dead technologies (any network geeks remember Banyan and Beyondmail?). I truly enjoy writing, though those of you who've known me for a while know that my biggest problem is figuring out when to shut up - hey, why use 50 words when I could use 500?!?
Of course I truly have no real idea of what it would take to do this, how good I'd be at it, or anything like that. But let me tell you, I'm seriously digging on the idea.