Tuesday, June 01, 2010

extra, extra! i have news...

So...guess where I am right now.
I interviewed Wednesday, I was offered it Thursday, I quit my job Friday and, um, what day is it? Oh yeah. I'm now employed by the fine folks at CBS, and will be working full time from the KPIX newsroom as I bring you Eye on Blogs.
It's weird, the twists and turns of life. It's a really weird experience, when your new boss at CBS-5 asks you your college major and you respond, "fashion design." I mean, this wasn't the origianal plan.
But writing and blogging and doing whatever the hell else I do on the internet is without a doubt, my passion. It's why I wake up, I'm horrified to tell you. When the opportunity arose to take a huge risk, leave the security of my friends and family at my day job and see if I could really do this...I grabbed it. And spent the past weekened wondering what I've gotten myself into.
My friend and colleague Brittney Gilbert has created an awesome forum for local bloggers at Eye on Blogs. I plan to continue her work in promoting the talented cast of characters running around the local superhighway. And I plan to do so much more! Once I figure out how to, you know, work a lot of new, computery software.
The next three weeks will be a little nuts, wrapping up the day job and trying to post on Eye on Blogs as much as I can (and again, that's another technical kink to work out), but you guys...I'm sitting at a desk in the KPIX newsroom right now. I can't stop smiling/wondering when they'll figure out what they've done and escort me out of the building.
Please, please, oh God, please support Eye on Blogs in any way you can. We're going to have fun.
I can just feel it.
I love that you read this,
Beth

16 comments:

Be_Devine said...

This is just one more step toward media mavenhood. So happy for you and so proud of you! CBS is damn lucky to have you!

Fredo said...

1. Congrats!

"Please, please, oh God, please support Eye on Blogs in any way you can."


2. Suggestions on how to do that, besides adding it to our RSS-feeds?

Anonymous said...

Now you are one step closer to bonking Dan Noyes!

Or is he the enemy now?

Beth Spotswood said...

@Fredo That's a good question. RSS would be great, for sure. And send me great stuff that you think should be on Eye on Blogs. Talk it up, verbally swoon in public and read it constantly.
Thanks!

JFBF said...

Congrats!!! I know most of us who read your stuff regularly are super excited for you, and impressed that CBS recognized such talent, and snapped it up! Can't wait to follow you in YET ANOTHER forum!

Beth Spotswood said...

My first real post!
Comment it up, please:

Jenn said...

i am such a huge fan of yours! big congrats to you!!

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

I am so thrilled for you. Congratulations!

Jackson West said...

Congrats, Beth! Let me know if you want my cache of local blog feeds for your Google Reader account.

Anonymous said...

So Damn happy for you!

Traci said...

SO very excited to read you over at Eye on Blogs. Been a fan of your blog forever – can't wait for your commentary on other local blogs!

Clair said...

Awesome! Congrats to you.

Dan Noyes said...

You've gone to the dark side! Oh, well. At least you're close enough to have lunch. I'm really happy for you, Beth.

Amused said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you! I will be following Eye on Blogs now too!

Joe Vazquez said...

You're the best, Beth! Our newsroom is very lucky to have you.

I look forward to making TV magic with you!

Phil said...

Brittney's got some big shoes, hope you can fill 'em!

Good luck.