I normally don’t delve too deeply into my personal life around here, but I’m going to make an exception today to share some news that will have a permanent impact on Pocketables for the foreseeable future.
My husband and I are having a baby!
I’m currently in my first trimester and suffering through every-waking-hour sickness with absolutely no dignity whatsoever. What I’ve learned from this so far is that my interest in technology isn’t strong enough to overcome the Nausea That Never Quits. And rather than revolve my work schedule around how I’m feeling, I’ve reached out for help.
Beginning within the next week or so, you’ll be treated to a series of fresh perspectives and voices in the form of guest contributors. Three regular contributors and what I hope will be a rich supply of occasional/one-time writers will be submitting editorials, features, and other articles for publication here on Pocketables.
I’ve always toyed with the idea of welcoming guest writers and am thrilled to have such a wonderful reason to finally do it.
There’ll be some flexibility in the posting schedule, but ideally you’ll see an article from a new author once or twice per week in addition to my regular posts. As my delivery date in November draws near and for however many weeks/months (?) after the baby is born, my presence on the site will decrease as other writers “take over” for a bit.
That’s the plan, anyway. So much can happen between now and then that I think it’s better not to set anything in stone.
One thing I will never do, however, is turn Pocketables into a website about my pregnancy, baby, or personal life. And no, you won’t ever see a review of a Diaper Genie, rattle, or any other baby-related item here either. I will obviously let you know when the baby is born, but this is basically the last you’ll hear about it until then. This is a site about portable tech and mobile computing, after all!
This is an exciting time for me, both personally and professionally, and I hope you’ll keep coming back to the front page and joining the lively discussions going on in the Pocketables Forum.
If you’d like to contribute to the pool of guest articles, please send me your story ideas.