I have some news. It may seem upsetting but it’s not. I was…demoted from being Editor of The Sixer Sense. As you know, I was already feeling that I couldn’t handle the role in the first place. And, based on what I was told, I indeed failed. So what’s next?
Go to The Sixer Sense for my initial reaction.
So, for one thing, it gives me time to work on this blog; my baby. I already post every day so imagine what I can do with even more time. I’m still a staff writer at The Sixer Sense and I also am trying to become a staff writer at another site on the FanSided network. I was born for that role to be honest.
At first, I got upset. I mean, I did a lot for the site in my opinion and the way I was “let go” was pretty abrupt. I won’t go into the details but at the end of the day, I wish I had at least some kind of warning before the ultimate decision was made. By the time I knew what was going on, the changes were made. I’ve been around since June 2011. I’m now one of the old heads of the network. Too bad. I do like who they picked to replace me so I guess it’s ok.
It was interesting because I was already on the verge of making serious changes to the site. It was performing like crap. It was my fault. I tried a lot of different things and none of them worked out the way I wanted them to. I never got my staff engaged, even with a prewritten monthly schedule. Even I had trouble writing for a team that I just wasn’t a fan of anymore. But I had something laid out to transformed the blog and my dreams will never be realized unless of course the new editor, who was actually one of my staff writers, incorporates them as his own.
And then I felt better. Relieved. A burden was lifted. I didn’t want the job 100% in the first place. And then all of the writers came in and I peaked during that time. But it just didn’t work out. Despite a large staff, my site was terrible. Make no mistake about it. I bombed. I can only hope that the next person can clean up my mess.
There are no hard feelings. Again, I anticipated the change. I was just hoping the change came before I got emotionally attached to the job. Yes, I did and that’s why it hurts a little to let it go. But I can move on. I still love FanSided. Still love The Sixer Sense and want to see it grow into something great.
I am going to begin work for a mini series to test out my play writing abilities. Give me a couple of months to develop it. By June, each week, I will publish a chapter of this mini saga. I haven’t figured out what it would be about but it’ll keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. I do want it to end by the time my Fall semester starts so once I get the story, I have to figure out how much of it per week I will expose.
In what is a very strong possibility, I will be leaving Facebook at least on a personal profile scale. I will only post as my page, which is connected to my twitter account anyway so I have a chance. I have said in the past that once my time as editor of The Sixer Sense was over, I would indeed leave FB.
No, still not writing any more books. But I can always finish some…unfinished (duh) plays that are collecting dust on the computer.
I won’t step into an editing role until I know I am ready. Thing is, I probably will not step into that role ever again. When my career comes to a close, this will probably be the last blog standing that I am a part of. I want to thank you for joining me as I go about trying to get through my next chapter of my writing career.