Monday, January 19, 2009

Welcome to the "This Burgess" blog.

Hello. My name is Rob Burgess. My blog, "This Burgess" will be a chronicling of my freelance writing career. Scary economic signs as of late in my current field have spurred my development of this venture. My goal is to be self-sufficient on freelance writing alone as soon as possible.

If you're wondering what the title of this blog is all about, the following is an entry on my work blog from about a year ago that should clear things up:

Ever since I started my career as a journalist I've receiving hate mail and I've always been supremely disappointed by the quality.
To my delight, I got the best piece of hate mail I've ever gotten on Monday. It was in response to my column on the HBO show "In Treatment.":

Chris
Ukiah, CA

You actually pay this Burgess to write this?

What I absolutely love about this is the phrase "this Burgess". It's like he's saying there's someone else that works here with the same last name that is doing excellent work, but I'm the black sheep sullying the Burgess name.

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