Monthly Archives: July 2011

Turn Out the Lights & Close the Doors

I bet you’re probably wondering where the Hell I’ve been for the last 6 weeks or so. Actually, I bet you haven’t been wondering at all, but that’s not going to stop me from telling you anyway.

First, the bad news. Or at least, the irrelevant news: I’m shutting down Tiles in a Mosaic. Now, before you go whipping yourself into a frenzy and threatening to down a bottle of Tylenol PM, let me explain. No, there is too much; let me sum up.

Essentially, I started Tiles as a sort of laboratory. It was a place for me to try to some things out, see if I liked blogging and, most importantly, get some writing in. In the 6 months since Tiles’ inception, I’ve learned some things about blogging, writing for the web, marketing, etc. With your help, I have developed a lot as a freelancer, both from the writing side and the business side.

And now, after leaning all that, I have learned that the time for Tiles is over — at least for now. I may resurrect it in some form down the road, but for now, it will lie fallow. I will keep all the content up just in case anyone wants to come back and re-visit their favorite posts…or have proof for their friends that literally anyone can get published on today’s Internet. Either way, you’re covered.

Yes, this means I won’t be blogging the new season of “Jersey Shore” (alternate title: “Now We’re Hated On Two Continents!”), but to be totally honestly with you, I probably wasn’t going to do that anyway. They hurt me one too many times.

Fear not, however! You see, I have been putting the time that I have been absent from Tiles to good use, launching my own website earlier this month. Launched via the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE), my new writer site contains my portfolio, professional profile, contact information and some other fun stuff — yes, including a blog. You can find it at I highly recommend checking it out.

(As long as you are updating bookmarks, note that I have changed my Twitter handle to @DTAtkinson.)

As always, thanks for reading, cats & kittens.


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