Thursday, April 7, 2011
I am endlessly fascinated in just about everything. Michelle can attest to this. She has had to endure me trying to get her to read certain articles, or watch something on TV that I have found fascinating, or put up with me stopping at every single historical marker .
So, today, when I was going through my routine of looking for jobs on Craigslist, I was wonderfully surprised to see this posting:
Writer / Editor needed for Trivia game content in Genre’s of:
Entertainment (currently filled)
(There’s more to the ad, but I have shortened it for the sake of brevity.)
Writing trivia questions?! I’ve always wondered who wrote those questions. I’ve wanted to know the trivia behind the trivia. You can imagine my excitement as I replied to the posting immediately.
I will share it with you now.
Here it is:
I am writing to find out information regarding the writer/editor position interviews. I have a lot of experience writing blogs, as well as work published by magazines. I was an active freelancer for 417 Magazine for years, and freelanced for other publications as well. I am endlessly curious, especially in history and sports. I like to listen to podcasts (This American Life, Radiolab, How Stuff Works, Fresh Air), exercise, and explore. I’m writing a blog that I update everyday at http://www.themysteryyear.com. I also have a humor blog that I have had for two years, http://www.themysteryhour.com. Here is a link on that website to my professional writing work, http://jeffhoughton.wordpress.com/press/articles-written-by-jeff/