And Now For Something Completely Different

UPDATE: Here’s the news from the Fargo Forum.

I’ve been teasing this for a while, and today I can finally announce it.

Starting this week I’ll be writing columns for Forum Communications focusing on politics and current events.

It’s a big development for me, as you can imagine.

I founded SayAnythingBlog.com in 2003 never expecting anyone to actually read this stuff. The blog was intended just as an exercise for myself, writing for fun and exploring my feelings about politics and current events.

My columns will appear every week in the Fargo Forum, the Grand Forks Herald, the Dickinson Press, and the Jamestown Sun as well as select regional media outlets via Forum News Service.

In fact, I remember thinking shortly after I wrote my first post that I’d probably abandon this blog within a week. That certainly seemed to be the trend with other blogs. People would start them, write like mad for a couple of weeks, and then the posting would dwindle to outright abandonment.

Writing on a regular basis is harder work than most realize. Writing things people might actually want to read is even harder. All the more so back when I had a day job, and blogging was something I had to do on the side. My poor, long-suffering wife (girlfriend when I started all this) had to deal with a boyfriend/husband who worked a day job for 8 to 10 hours a day and then came home to spend another 6 or 7 hours writing for the internet.

But after the first few years, when readership began to increase, I got the inkling that SAB could really be something important and I pursued that goal. Now, with SAB in its 13th year, writing has become a part of my life. It is not just something I get to do every day, but it has become my vocation as well.

Now I’ll get to write for some of the region’s largest media outlets.

My columns will appear every week in the Fargo Forum, the Grand Forks Herald, the Dickinson Press, and the Jamestown Sun as well as select regional media outlets via Forum News Service. I’ll also continue my regular on-air contributions to WDAY AM970 in Fargo.

I am happy – nay ecstatic – to get this opportunity. I hope you all stay with me for this ride. It’s going to be exciting.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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