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I am here to ask for a little help and support. For the last three months or so I have been writing a weekly blog for the Portland Opera. They asked me to do this at a time when I was employed there. My job came to a screeching halt but they asked if I would continue with the blog and I agreed. I really quite enjoy doing it and although I have no pretensions either to being a writer or to expertise in opera I still manage to trot out about a thousand words per week. One of the pleasures for me is that I have seemingly no constraints on what I write about or how I express myself. I do not write reviews of Portland Opera productions; I made them well aware of the difference between a blog and a corporate newsletter. I write trivia, gossip and occasionally some personal anecdote. I try to ensure there is some opera connection – however tenuous it may be.

So, here’s what I am asking. Would you kindly go to the blog page, read this week’s entry (it should be up by Monday afternoon) and perhaps have a glance at one or two of the back entries. Then let me know what you think and make any and all suggestions which you think might improve the finished product. Also let me know if there is any subject you think it would be interesting for me to address. I really would be most grateful!

I have waited until now to post this announcement and request because I wanted to make sure before doing so that I was confident enough in what I am doing to be assured the blog would continue.

Here’s the link: http://www.portlandopera.org/blog/operaman

I am cross-posting this to any community I think may help me.

Thank you!

Date: 2008-03-31 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kightp.livejournal.com
Oh, that's wonderfully engaging! I'm only a casual opera fan, but I read enough to make me add it to my RSS feed reader so I can read more. LOVED the entry about the silent-movie Carmen - what fun that must have been!

Would you object to my syndicating your feed to LJ so people who prefer to get their RSS here can do so?

Date: 2008-03-31 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leboyfriend.livejournal.com
*beaming* Well thank you! Please feel free to take any steps you think appropriate to bring this to the attention of anyone you think may want to read it. You are my first respondent and have made my morning :)

Date: 2008-03-31 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kightp.livejournal.com
No sooner said than done:

http://syndicated.livejournal.com/operamanfeed/

Or, alternately:

[livejournal.com profile] operamanfeed

("operaman" was already taken). Feel free to share it with your LJ-enabled friends - they can add the feed to their friends page just like any other user, and read your blog as you update it. (Looks like it'll be late tonight before LJ's feed-checker hits your RSS page and populate the feed with your most recent entries).

Scurrying off to recommend this to my opera-lovin' pals...

Date: 2008-03-31 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kightp.livejournal.com
Nah, just a geek. (-:

Date: 2008-03-31 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leboyfriend.livejournal.com
A star geek! And anyway, you knowmy love for geeks ;)

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