That’s the title of my debut article with Code Red Magazine, a family-oriented quarterly publication of the Salesians of Don Bosco.
I’ve been itching to make the announcement but I decided to wait until the article was actually on print. Didn’t want to be presumptuous.
For those who are curious about how I get my writing gigs… e-mail. The offer to write a bi-weekly op-ed column in Manila Standard Today came via e-mail. The Code Red assignment, well… the editor couldn’t find my e-mail address so she left a comment on this blog. By “editor”, I mean Carol who is also a part of Pinoy Moms Network.
What’s so special about writing for Code Red? Well, it’s the second step towards bringing my blogs on print. I blog about three things mainly: law and government; food; and family and parenting. The law and government part became my op-ed column for Manila Standard Today. And now, the family and parenting articles will come out with the quarterly issues of Code Red. The only thing that still has to see print is the food part. That will happen when I publish my cookbook — which, by the way, is finished but I am still trying to find the best publishing deal I can find because I don’t want to feel like I’m getting ripped off.
Of course, I also do a lot of photography. But my photos on print? I’m not that presumptuous. :razz: Well, unless it counts that a photo I took was published with ‘Fresh milk and a kapok tree’. That’s Alex and Speedy standing in front of an ancient kapok tree in U.P. Los Baños. :)
What’s the big deal about getting on print, anyway? It’s just another medium, actually, but it also means being able to reach an audience beyond the blog readers. That, alone, makes it special. :)