My First Press Release

It’s been awhile since I’ve published anything! I suppose anything I put on this website could be considered “published,” but posting something on your own website is not quite the same as having your writing appear in a legitimate publication and seen by a totally different audience. I’ve been wanting to do more writing at work, so I was excited when I got the opportunity to interview a real estate investor who had just quit his full-time job to grow his real estate business.

I really enjoy interviewing people. You can learn so much about a person just by asking the right questions and not jumping in to add your own thoughts. I liked interviewing Dan too because, despite being a STEM person, he also has a blog and is a good writer (some people really can have it all I guess). That made my job a lot easier since we did the interview over email and sometimes people don’t answer written questions as well as they would answer verbal questions. People who would recite their complete auto-biography over the phone to an interviewer might answer emailed questions with answers like “It was fun.” “I was mad.” “My job is hard.” “I would like to go there again.” Then you have to somehow take those responses and turn them into a story. It shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m the opposite of that, I can get through a phone interview just fine, but I prefer to read the questions and then carefully craft each response with care. As a writer just have to figure out what type of person you’re dealing with and then voila, you have a story to tell.

Here’s my first (and hopefully not last) press release:

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