Entries from September 2011

A nap for Paper-Deer

September 28, 2011

I’ve decided that Paper-Deer should go on a hiatus (read the Farewell note I wrote on the blog).

I have been thinking of doing this for some time, but officially decided that Paper-Deer should have a bit of a break last week for a number of reasons. I guess the biggest one is that I originally started the blog to get more editing experience and to add to my portfolio so I could increase my chances of a writing/editing job… then it kind of took over to the point where I actually turned down paid a few paid editorships solely because it would be conflict of interest and I didn’t want to give up my baby. I also feel like I’ve been working non-stop since I moved to Melbourne in 2006 and haven’t had a chance to really relax and enjoy life. And one of the other main reasons is that I’m totally loving my job (at a marketing firm). After a while, coming home from work and having to edit a huge list of articles, read through 100 pressers and co-ordinate a handful of interviews started becoming a chore. And my mother says if something starts to feel like a chore, ditch it. Apart from the housework obviously. (My mum is a very clever lady.)

I have already emailed a lot of my music industry contacts who were involved with the blog, and all of my contributors too, but I’ll say it again here: thanks for all of your support with the blog! I’ll definitely keep the blog live for some time so it’ll be up for everyone to see even though we won’t be active. If you have the burning desire to contact any of my contributors or to ask me any questions, feel free to contact me!

Farewell… Sorta…

Home, Sweet Home!

September 27, 2011

I’m on the move!

I know a lot of people in the music industry (and otherwise) have been sending demos, CDs, pressers and other materials to my current apartment in St Kilda but I am moving. If you feel the urge to send me lovely parcels with free stuff, please send me an email to request my current address. If you want to send me letter bombs, anthrax or notes of abuse, feel free to continue sending them to my old address ;)

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