Reflections of A New EditorPosted: June 3, 2012
I have some news. I’ve been named editor of the blog site The Sixer Sense. It’s a great honor. Sean O’Connor had to step down. I just want to use this post to say a few things.
The title “editor” doesn’t make a huge difference to me. In all honesty, part of me doesn’t want this. I mean, I’m excited about the whole thing. And I’ll be giving it 100%. What I am saying is that I’m not 100% qualified to be an editor yet.
Well I’m a decent writer, but I know I have a lot to improve on. More specifically, we’re talking about sports writing here. A big part of my interest of being the next editor was so that the site wouldn’t shut down. Maybe I should’ve waited to see if another replacement could be found. One thing about me: I’m never in stuff for the fame. I don’t toot my own horn much. Most of the spread of my books were by others telling people. I normally keep quiet. I’m shy at heart but getting better at being a more sociable person.
Yes this is more of a personal post than a Sixers related post. I love to write about the Sixers. I don’t need a special title to describe me. Some people live to be the editor. I never really had that drive. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad. I always wonder why me? No really this goes back to high school. Back then, I was in the boy scouts. I became patrol leader for 2 straight terms. Not because I wanted to, but because no one else really was able to step in. I took over just so the troop could keep functioning. And yet, I did a great job. Oh and I was also the troop librarian and quartermaster at the same time as the patrol leader thing too. I know how to multitask.
Or like the time my church was having their annual Christmas Cantata. They were looking for volunteers and I said “wherever I’m needed”. Next thing I know, they put me as the lighting director! I’m always put in spots where I’m not actively searching for it; it just comes. And yet I always excel in what I do.
But I’m here. The opportunity is here to grow as a writer. As a blogger. But do I deserve it? Was I truly qualified? Maybe I’m not giving myself enough credit. Maybe I’m right. I don’t need to be recognized as an editor. I’m a Sixers blogger. I’m a blogger. I could be a staff writer, editor, or just a once in a while contributor. It doesn’t matter to me. I’ll bring my “A” game for sure. I intend on becoming one heck of a blogger.
I’m thankful for my past blogging experiences. They’ve helped me get to where I am today. I’m thankful for the people I’ve blogged with. They’ve helped me just by writing in their own way. I look at the way they write and see how I can improve. So thank you bloggers for being you. Not to be too religious but I thank God as well. He turned a horrible speller into an author, freelance writer, and editor in less than two years. Thank you to those who have supported my blogs and my writing habits.
Because I’m the editor of The Sixer Sense, I need to put all of my Sixers material there. So, this site will go into mini-shutdown mode until my time at The Sixer Sense comes to an end. Not to say I want it to end but anything can happen. I don’t plan on leaving the blog just because. It’ll have to be a big conflict of interest. So check me out there. Follow me on Twitter @DanteWrites. And I’m looking forward to another Sixers off-season. Thanks for reading.