A friend from Poynter today said the list of books I included a few posts back was good, but serious. Every once in a while, I should include a book for the fun of it, he said. The book he suggested is called, “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,” a mystery novel with lyrical writing. He ended his e-mail to me by saying, “Have fun.”
So that got me thinking … maybe I need to have more fun with this blog. The past month or so has been an experiment. I started this blog and have enjoyed regularly writing and getting feedback from others, but I want to make sure “Word on the Street” is as enjoyable for readers as it has been for me. I tried seeing which posts readers liked best: The post about Martha, the crazy pool lady, and the one about emoticons seemed to generate the most comments.
So, let me know. What would you like to see more of on this blog? Videos, more photos, a broader range of story topics, shorter posts? Give me some ideas!
Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley
Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker.
Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work.
Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism.
Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org.
Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University.
She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at email@example.com.
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