Two Paths Diverged

Alright, some things are going to be changing with TWG. I want to step up the game. The gazette is going to be a monthly publication at this point. This means you will no longer get post by post content, but a compilation of posts formatted like a magazine. I will also be including user submitted content.

I need to do this so I can start circulating print copies. You will still be able to view the content online in PDF format.

So, let me direct your attention to the website for the TRADEWINDGAZETTE magazine.

As for this blog, it will become more of a traditional blog. Content will be related to TWG, just not the actual articles. I will still be posting my thoughts, photos, videos, and maps here. Consider it extra content that I can’t always fit into the printed version.

I need to stop trying to be a one man news team. There are way too many interesting stories happening all over the world and unfortunately I can’t cover it all. Now others can help. Different perspectives will be a GUST of fresh air.

You will also be happy to know I have been pricing new equipment. I need a video camera and directional mic to better capture audio and video, and I would like to get a new lens for my camera. In any case, I look forward to the options these changes can create. Maybe soon I will have a few others in the studio with me.



Brought to you by: The all-nighter

Oahu Island location

Image via Wikipedia

It’s 5am and I’m still working on this site. Lucky for me I have you guys around to give me something to do while not being able to sleep. My plane leaves at 4:40pm from the Louisville International Airport. Then I’ve got roughly 24 hours before landing on the island of Oahu.

I suppose it will be fitting if my all-nighter leaves me in a dreamlike state for the entirety of the flight. I will try to scribble down some in-flight musings to share with you when I land.

In the meantime I thought I would take this opportunity to give you some general updates. I will arrive in Honolulu around 1030am on August 31st. The first week there I am going to consider my vacation, so you might not hear from me. If that is the case I will try to unload a few entries on you when I come back to the computer.

TWG has been in the works for a little over a month now. While I haven’t been able to provide all of the content I would like, I think it will be for the better that I started getting everything worked out before my move. In theory I should be able to focus on content when I land, rather than the format and outline of my site.

Time for a confession. . . I created a twitter account for the site. This is a form of technology that I have been refusing to embrace but I thought I would give it a shot. For anyone that is interested in tweets carried by the WINDS: theTWgazette is where you will find them.

I think that is about everything. Start looking for “On Location” entries. A new landscape will provide a burst of inspiration for my writing. Haha, and every place I visit will be new and noteworthy.

Take care and I’ll see you in Hawaii!