March 03, 2005

Context

My boss asked me the other day whether I write about work on my blog. But despite the strange feedback loop that now seems to be tying my personal and work lives, it's not what this blog is about.

It's not that I don't appreciate some of those "take this job and shove it" blogs out there. But they're mostly written by people who hate their jobs, and who resent having to show up to work every day. Usually they're written by smart, funny people who have taken a job that doesn't allow you to be smart and funny. Luckily, my job isn't like that but, as previously stated, I'm not talking about that here.

Nothing would make me happier than to be able to support my family from my writing. But even back when I could support a family of two (spouse and I) in a much more modest house (all 800 square feet), where the schools sucked and we got burglarized--even then it was a struggle to get enough work all the time. And the work that I did get usually wasn't very satisfying. And, honestly, I sucked at writing bad TV. I'd much rather write well for little pay and supplement with my "day career". So, I go to work gratefully, and I do a good job for them. And in exchange, they let me be smart and (somewhat) funny, and my family eats steak from time to time.

Posted by krudman at March 3, 2005 07:50 AM | TrackBack
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