When I announced in my last post that I’d got a new business card – deputy site editor of NHS local – I made a mistake.
Do you know that feeling of having told a half-truth? It’s not about telling a lie. It’s about settling for less than the truth deserves, neglecting to tell the most important part of a story.
I could have tried to sell myself as a journalist, editor, teacher, manager, consultant, social-media-thingy because I am all of those things but it seemed to me that what I am, at heart, is a writer. Everything else I do comes out of that.
That was the simple – and deeply truthful – message that I put on my business cards.
But for some reason I didn’t share that at the time. I shared my position at Maverick TV instead.
Well, I am deputy site editor with NHS local and do you know what? I thoroughly enjoy it.
But before that I was a writer. And when I am old and grey (perhaps I should say older and greyer) I will still be writer.
That is what I am and that is what I need to say.
(Clearly I’m not a photographer. But I’m getting Photoshop next week, so I hope to learn how to improve the images on my blog very soon.)