What Has Two Thumbs and Writes for ReadWriteWeb? This guy.


Last week, literally out of the blue, I got an email from Richard MacManus, founder of ReadWriteWeb. He said that the blog had an opening for a news blogger, and would I be interested? Say no more, I replied. I am just a bit more than slightly interested.

In fact, I was thrilled.

So, after setting some timetables and learning the ropes, I can finally announce that I am RWW’s newest daily news blogger! I will be providing the tech and new media communities updates every weekday afternoon. In fact, I’ve already begun, you can already check out my very first RWW post here. We slipped it in Sunday night as a sort of test.

That’s not all the good news, however.

Apparently, though a series of what I can only believe to be fortuitous coincidences, I managed to score a press pass to South by Southwest Interactive this year! Oh my yes, I’ll be there representing RWW!

It took me a while to pick my jaw off the floor when the team revealed this news to me, as you may imagine.

Now before you start wondering if I somehow deposed a more capable, seasoned writer.. as far as I know, I didn’t. It happened to be the case where due to prior commitments (and perhaps the fact that I live near Austin) it was available. But I’m not looking this gift horse in the mouth! I’m just going to try my hardest to prove that their gamble with me pays off for everyone concerned.

So that’s my news. I honestly don’t know how it is going to affect my posting frequency here and other blogs that I write for, such as Louis Gray’s site yet. Time will tell. But please do follow me over on RWW as often as you can, and know that I am certainly open to post ideas, suggestions and recommendations.

Categorised as: News, Related

  • Bwana

    Congratulations Phil. I couldn't be happier for you. You deserve this!

  • jeffisageek

    congrats phil!!!! look forward to your posts.

  • Phil Glockner

    Thanks Bwana! I'm really excited. We will see if I can live up to the expectations.. it's gonna be work, I know that much. But work I love to do.

  • svartling

    Congrats to this dream work!

  • Chris Treadaway

    Congratulations! I look forward to meeting you one of these days.

  • centernetworks

    congrats! good luck with rww and see you in austin – i got dibs on the power outlet!

  • Phil Glockner

    Aw man! My laptop has a terrible battery! LOL .. appreciate it Allen.

  • Phil Glockner

    Are you going to be at SXSW Interactive this year? That would be a good time.

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  • chris peoples

    RWW was already my favorite web news source, and it just keeps getting better. congrats.

  • Wallen's

    Congrats! Happy to hear that!

  • Wallen's

    Congrats! Happy to hear that!

  • Wallen's

    Congrats! Happy to hear that!