Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meet the Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner


Ken Bingenheimer, who runs the great Passes and Canyons Blog recently invited me to join Examiner.com as a regular writer. He used to represent Colorado in terms of motorcycling stories but now has been promoted to the national level!

A few emails later, I was accepted by the Examiner folks and my first article went live this afternoon. Here's a link to the article itself: LINK

Some of you who've been with me a while will see me recast past blog postings into articles for publishing on the Examiner website. I am looking forward to the flexibility this gig will give me to talk about some topics which did not quite fit in to the blog as well.

I've still some things to learn but mostly as to how the editors want me to do some things. So far, they seem pleased. Please visit the examiner.com site to check out my stuff, enough hits and I might get enough pay for a tank of gas or two.....lots of other cool content by other examiners as well!

UPDATE:  I no longer write for the examiner....they turned out to be a suboptimal outlet.

9 comments:

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Charlie6 (Dom):

Congratulations on taking your motorcycle writing to the next level! I can see many advantages to this. Larger audiences and grater recognition, not to mention an occasional check, have got to add additional spice to your literary endeavors. I will be following your career closely, and with great interest.

Fondest regards,
Jack "r"
Twisted Roads

bobskoot said...



Charlie6:


They couldn't have made a better choice by picking you. Congrats ! It's nice to be recognized for your work and now you will have a much larger audience (and fame). One of these days I will be able to say . . . "I knew him when . . ."


bob
bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Electra Glide In Blue said...

charlie6, Congratulations and good luck on the new gig. I'm sure you'll fit into those shoes that Ken left by the door.

Charlie6 said...

Jack, it's all your fault you know, now it's all about the money! I think the gig has earned me all of 23 cents so far! : )

Bobskoot and Electra Glide, thanks for the optimistic view of my writing future....

Paul said...

congrats on the new gig! Maybe there will be reason to buy an actual paper newspaper now.

dave said...

wow congrats!

TKD Road Warrior said...

Congrats on your new gig! Your depth of knowledge of Colorado's roads & all there is to see keeps me coming back to review your blog for updates.

Keep up the great work & Good luck!

Jeff from Newark,Ohio

irondad said...

Congratulations! Just don't forget us "little people"!

Charlie6 said...

Paul, Dave, TKD and Irondad...thanks for your kind words....