Being able to give a one- or two-word answer when someone asks you what you do for a living isn’t something to be taken for granted.
After facing that question for years, I’ve finally taken the time to outline the various different aspects and types of poker media work I do both on a day-to-day basis as well as via freelancing and other poker-related projects.
While there are plenty of people out there who’ve made a career out of poker writing, not all of those people are die-hard poker lovers and recreational players themselves. Take Ellis Shuman, for example. He just happens to have had a career full of positions that have required he does a lot of poker writing.
Here’s an interesting look at what it’s like for someone to work in the gaming and poker industry who doesn’t necessarily have an inherent love for the game. You’ll surely appreciate the unique perspective of a professional writer who “somehow” ended up getting into poker.
Even when I can’t seem to find my poker writing A-game, it’s no excuse to stop stepping into the batter’s box, as it were, and quit swinging altogether.
In this blog post, I talk a bit about why I haven’t been able to summon up the oomph to write much lately. I reflect on the road I’ve taken towards attaining poker world recognition and the weight that that position now carries with it.
I think you’ll find it interesting to read about the poker writing process I go through before clicking Publish.
Lee Davy wrote am op-ed that seemed to encourage poker writers to migrate from the “old way” of producing poker media content to the “new way” of Twitch streaming. While he made some valid points, I argue that it would be irresponsible for poker writers to abandon their art and craft in favor of the quick wins that poker streaming on Twitch could provide. I’ve got plenty to say on this topic, so please read on.