Earlier today, I was trying to figure out when and for whom I wrote my first guest post. I know I was blogging on and off before blogging was even a word. I know my first regular post as a staff writer came back in 2004 for (the very Not Safe For Work) BurningAngel.com. No. I’m not linking to it. It’s a porn site. I’m not really sure why a porn site wanted someone to review new albums for them, and I honestly don’t remember, but that’s where I started writing for other people. So I guess you can call those guest posts, since they were unpaid and I was using the reviews to get myself exposure, which eventually lead to a job freelance writing for Wonka Vision Magazine.
If you have any idea what Wonka Vision Magazine is, let me know. I want to shake your hand. They were a nationally published music magazine that started out as a fanzine distributed around Philadelphia, and eventually, parts of New York and New Jersey, which is how I came across them.