Archive for February 19th, 2013

I am so stressed!

- February 19th, 2013
Reporters chasing Flaherty

OTTAWA – Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty is surrounded by journalists (that’s Akin on the right) as he arrives to a Regional Caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in 2010. (Chris Roussakis/ QMI Agency)

I am so stressed! …  because I’m a newspaper reporter. And, according to job search firm CareerCast.com, I work in the 8th most stressful job occupation there is:

Newspaper reporter: It’s about deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. And an ability to confront public and corporate officials making ten times your salary. Median salary: $36,000. Read more…

My first-ever tweet and, 50,000 tweets later, some other meditations on Twitter

- February 19th, 2013

50,0000

Some time on Tuesday, I expect I will send out my 50,000th tweet. Seems like a lot when you look at a big number like that. But then, this is post number 3,743 at this blog and these posts are way longer than 140 characters. So when I think about it,  3,743 blog posts sounds like way more work than 50,000 tweets.

In any event …

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