Michael J. Totten is hoping to turn his blog into a full-time professional writing gig. He started his blog about two weeks ahead of OTB and has nearly double the SiteMeter visits and has published pieces in the Wall Street Journal and Tech Central Station. He doesn’t post as often as many of us, but he does tend to write more pieces in the 800+ word length appropriate to the op-ed and magazine writing game.
Michael’s writing is better than most, although trying to break into the business as a non-partisan, non-ranting type is going against the current. Honestly, it’s a mystery to me how some of the people with syndicated columns and writing gigs with major publications–let alone many of the TV talking heads–got there. I wish Michael success in this endeavor.