Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PLFM Says Goodbye

Once again, I’d like to thank you guys so much for following WWHM blogs.

Since the economy tanked just over a year ago, I’ve gone from self-employed technical writer / copywriter to once again finding myself slumming around in my skeevy, seedy and thankless back-up career. I’m currently working three jobs just to make ends meet, which brings up the primary reason why I’m finally shutting down PLFM: Time.

I just don’t have any anymore.

As you guys have noticed, I don’t post much anymore to either blog. WWHM will continue, but more likely in the same capacity I’ve been following for the last few months. I’m working on my next two WWHM entries right now, and hope to post them in the next few weeks. I work diligently to make each post better than the last, so if you stick with me, I promise to make it worth your while. I’m working hard to improve my writing.

As for PLFM, we felt it was time to let it go. I never felt comfortable, nor very skilled, at combining my lame sense of humor with my piss-poor excuse for investigative reporting. My time is so limited, I need to focus instead on getting my ass employed again as a writer. I have to. Before I fucking strangle myself.

For those of you seeking a good source of material similar to mine, I recently struck up a friendship with Jami Howard, a great writer who runs a site called Date Wrecks. She posts awful personal ads and dating stories, and not only does she do a great job, but she posts several times a week. You can find her here:

http://www.datewrecks.com/

She really fucking calls them out, too. I’m proud of her.

I hope you guys stick with WWHM. I may not post often, but if you subscribe in one of the three million ways you can now subscribe to blogs, you won’t miss a post. I'm NOT going to stop writing.

Once again, I’d like to thank you guys so much for reading and I really hope you enjoyed our content from the past year.

-The Weasel

(Note: If you currently work for an ad agency / web development firm / any other organization with open opportunities for writers/ copywriters, please feel free to email me. I’m looking for a FT gig paying a barely livable wage in Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Las Vegas or any other city somewhat close to a large body of water.)

24 comments:

Felicity said...

Your blog posts make me howl. Thanks for the laughs!!

l-tek-4 said...

As long as WWHM doesn't go down, Mike. Thanks for the hours of entertainment and heaps of idiots served skewered up with your own brand of tasty wit. Best of luck on the job front. Keep writing!

Tara R.

Lynda said...

Mike,

What ever you need to do, do it! Like I said to someone yesterday, Hey atleast I have a job. I sold my soul some time back to the Federal Government. Got too much time in now to go find what I really want to do. But at the time I was a single parent, raising three boys, with a pittance called child support.

If you go to www.usajobs.com and type in Writer and leave the 'where' open there's a bunch of jobs. Probably not what you're looking for but if you need to sell your soul to the government I understand. You can come join the rest of us who have...

Monstrosity said...

Aw. I will miss PLFM. I think you are a good and funny writer, and I wish you every success in your job hunt. I'll still be reading WWHM whenever you post.

Mack Truck said...

Weasie, no worries.

PLFM was never the reason I stayed; it was always WWHM. As long as you continue to post there, I'll continue to read and sometimes comment.

Good luck in your job search.

Leigh Sheridan said...

I'll miss this blog--I've read every entry and check in almost daily hoping for a new one. Will definitely continue to keep up with WWHM. Good luck to you, Weasel. This economy is kicking everyone in the ass--hang in there.

IrasciblePlatypus said...

I've really enjoyed reading both WWHM and PLFM. I wish you the best of luck in your job search, and I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find something good soon. Take care!

Scribe said...

Thanks for a year of laughs, Weasel! You MUST keep writing. The world needs more people like you and your brand of humour (like me!).

Scribe

Rell said...

Hi,
I'm one of these guys who don't ever post comments; but I like your blogs so much I must have brought you three or four faithful readers directly.
I'll just say I thank you for everything, and I'll miss PLFM. Good luck with finding your dream job!

redgirl said...

Sorry to hear...but I'm thrilled there will be new material in the future. PLFM backlog will have to hold me :(

Mila said...

*hugs* I'll still follow WWHM :)

Nita said...

I'm saddened PLFM must leave, but am glad WWHM will continue. I love your writing. I live on snark. I understand about the not having time bit. Have very little myself. Best to you, and will keep my subscription live.

Berlin K. said...

Seriously, Weasel, if I knew of any places around here hiring for what you are looking for, I'd let you know. I'll keep an eye out, though. Btw, here is Seattle.

Breezy said...

Weasel, I'll miss the blog greatly but you do what you have to! You have given me so many laughs and smiles. I wish you nothing but great success (Which I know you'll find) I will never stop being a fan, and I will still have WWHM on my favorites bar!

shannon said...

i've always enjoyed both your blogs, weasel! hope you find a job doing what you love soon.

Miss Fatale said...

Portland, OR usually has several technical writing gigs. Check out Craigslists.

un-bride said...

I've just found your blogs -- alas, too late for more PLFM. But damn, do I enjoy your writing.

Keep it up, Weasel. You make me want to a) sing with glee that I recently exited the dating scene, b) embrace my amazing husband even more, and c) go back in time so I can stalk your snarky ass.

Tina said...

sorry to see PLFM go! it was hilarious and awesome but glad that you are keeping WWHM going :)

Roberta said...

That's a crying shame. Is there nobody to whom you can pass on the torch?

Hell, if I had more writing skills than an armless, mindless skinned potato I'd offer up my services.

Wildcat said...

Weasel, we will love you whatever you do. Us gals (and some guys) will continue to sit in our little corners waiting like beaten dogs for you to throw out a tid-bit of wit and humour, then devour it like ravenous beasts.
Like I said to my husband a few weeks back ~ its rough waters out here with little to no $ coming in - grab a life jacket and hold on tight!
*word verification this time is: unchilli. WTF?

aficat said...

Can you sell this site to cracked.com and get paid to do this? You're at least as funny as those paid monkeys.

Severus said...

Wish you coulda kept this site going. You know, since the site you linked to is ALSO now defunct and not being updated.

I understand that people need to work and a lot of people have multiple jobs to make ends meet (I among them), but... damn. :/

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Shelou06 said...

Aw, I only found PLFM today and enjoyed reading every entry. I hope things have worked out jobwise and totally understand your decision. Thanks for making me laugh, and I dare say, making me feel alot better for my failed relationships.
Sheena