Well yesterday you found out some of it. I have been finishing my degree. But it didn’t take all my time. I have been “leading” the writing department for OPNoobs.com .
OPNoobs is a pc gaming centered website. I moved my podcast over there, I started writing for them, and then was made part of the leadership. It been a bit of a wild ride. The owner of the company and I are having a disagreement about how things are run, including his micro managing. I was given the title Director of the Writing Department but that was not what I did. I was an email monkey. Every idea I had was ignored or shit upon. Even if they were accepted at first, the ideas were destroyed at a later date.
Ideas: Mail merge for form letters, an extra life event, a multiplayer team featuring a game under review, new podcasts, spreadsheet changes,
I just finished explaining my point of view to the owner and instead of offering more responsibility or taking it as constructive criticism, I was told over and over “I don’t know what you want me to say.”
So after Christmas I will no longer be leading this department.
I am really disappointed at how this turned out. I don’t understand the owner’s thoughts when it comes to not releasing control at all.
I’ve also been told my reviews are not good enough, but I got a perfect 100 in my English course this semester.
But I like doing them and they were good enough to earn an award from my peers so I am going to come back to writing here. I look forward to just putting my ideas on digital paper again.