Saturday I went to the Sacred Craft Consumer Surfboard Expo. I met up with Alan, and the two of us wandered through the forest of boards like kids in a candy store, commenting on the surprisingly high quantity of stand-up paddleboards and the almost surreal quality of Sam George's pseudo-mullet. At one point the conversation turned to our real jobs. I don't talk much about work on this site, so I wasn't surprised when Alan asked me what I did for a living; was I a writer?
Flattering question, and lately, more true than not. Big Reveal Number One, for those who keep track, was The Book Deal. Big Reveal Number Two is a variation on that. Another Professional Writing Gig, this time as the Contributing Editor for a new website, Parentricity. The site will be launching shortly, and here's an Official Description:
"Parentricity aims to become the largest, most highly regarded destination for moms and dads that uses social networking as a guide to raising young children. Parentricity will empower parents with the collective experience, knowledge and expertise of a national network of peers and professionals in an environment that fosters community and friendship. Built with the best of Web 2.0 features and functionality, Parentricity will be a one-stop resource center for parents.
Business will find an environment to solidify relationships with existing customers and contact new ones, much in the manner that MySpace allows musical groups to interact with fans. By setting up profile pages, alerting parents to new products and soliciting opinions and feedback, companies will be able to communicate with parents in a far more intimate manner than in a traditional marketing environment."
Should be pretty cool, and I'm very stoked to be a part of it. So now I have 4 jobs. Running DadCentric, putting together DadCentric Book, Parentricity, and, oh, yeah, my 9-to-5 job. And Baby #2 could arrive at any time. Well, Sleep my old friend, it's been real.