A Moment Of Clarity

31 Jan

Time: 2:25AM
Date: 1/30/07
Where: BuffaloGeek HQ
What: A Moment of Clarity

I finally had time to sit down in front of the computer to bang out a few posts and update the blog. Unfortunately, I was completely spent after I spent the day playing with my baby boy, spending some quality time with Mrs. Geek, searching for office space for WNYM Headquarters, negotiating contracts with partners, coordinating project management with the WNYM web design team, identifying board members and fundraising for the official non-profit organization that we are building for Buffalo Old Home Week, working with a production staff on a WNYM television show, and working my actual day job.

So, I decided that I needed a break from the blogosphere until I can get some of the other projects together.

Oddly enough, it was about a year ago this week that I spoke with Marc Odien about starting a blog at WNYMedia.net. From that conversation came my involvement with dozens of local non-profit organizations and a quick entry into the world of citizen/community journalism. In just one year, I have interviewed gubernatorial candidates, US Senators, US Congressmen, State Legislators, State Assemblymen, Mayors, Presidential candidates, business and community leaders and been a part of a national scandal. It’s been an incredible year and speaks to just how easy it is to make a difference, even a small one, in this very community. Quit bitching, be active, get out of the house, start a blog, join an activist organization…be the change.

I’ll be taking a few weeks off to get my other projects in line and reorganize my life. In the interim, I have asked a couple of frequent commenters to keep the material rolling on the BuffaloGeek blog.

Pauldub, eac, and Expat Rob will be submitting their random musings and thoughts on things that matter to them. I’ll let them handle their own introductions and I’m certain that you’ll enjoy the content they provide. I’ll stop in occassionally to add a few of my own thoughts as well.

In a couple of weeks, you’ll see a fresh look for WNYMedia.net and a ton of new and exciting content.

Until then, keep reading!

8 Responses to “A Moment Of Clarity”

  1. Buffawhat January 31, 2007 at 3:40 pm #

    ironically, I was listening to Jay-Z “Moment of Clarity” as I was reading this post. I know we all have to take a bit off to realize what we need best… Good luck with the rearranging and I can’t wait to read your guest posters.

  2. Fed-Up in Buffalo January 31, 2007 at 10:24 pm #

    I’m looking forward to guest posters too. Nothing is as good as the original Buffalo Geek though. 😉

  3. Buffalo Rox February 1, 2007 at 9:20 am #

    Good luck. Sounds like you have a lot on your hands.

  4. RandomThoughts101 February 1, 2007 at 1:20 pm #

    Every once in awhile you need to take time to step back and get organized.

    Good luck Geek. Can’t wait to see your triumphant return.

    One question – are there going to be “Friday Videos” tomorrow?

  5. Rob M February 1, 2007 at 9:30 pm #

    Yes, there will be videos. They might not always be on Friday, but there will be videos.

  6. Buffalo Hodgepodge February 1, 2007 at 10:25 pm #

    Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing on a plane back today. That blogging takes a ton of time, that to do it well really takes a lot of time, and that there just isn’t enough time!

    Kudos Chris to what you’ve done in worlds both physical and virtual and to keepin’ it real.

    And knowing how challenging it is to do so many things, we should all treasure the likes of BP who are able to constantly keep up the material despite a day job, family, and his community activism. Very impressive indeed.


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