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Christina Gets Mashed

As of August 24, I am now a staff writer for Mashable!

Mashable.pngEven though it hap­pened two weeks ago, I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to write about it on my per­son­al blog. How­ev­er, yes, as of August 24, I am now a staff writer for Mash­able — one of the top blogs on the net!

I loved by time at both TUAW and Down­load Squad and will always be grate­ful for the expe­ri­ence, the peo­ple that I met (most impor­tant­ly, Grant), and the oppor­tu­ni­ties that have come my way as a result of my time with WIN.

So for two weeks now I’ve been at Mash­able and I’m just so excit­ed and over­joyed to be part of such a cool team. Sharon, Adam O., Jenn, Ben, Barb, Stan, Adam H., Tamar, Fred­er­ick, Brett, Josh and of course, Pete are all AWESOME. And I’m not lying. Hand link­ing all those Twit­ter accounts was a pain in the ass.

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So I’m writ­ing full-time at Mash­able, doing The Flick­cast and doing anoth­er project that I des­per­ate­ly want to dis­cuss but must con­tin­ue to keep silent about (it’s awe­some, it’s movie relat­ed and it’s tons of fun). Here’s the impor­tant thing: I’m at the point in my life where I can actu­al­ly say that I’m a full-time work­ing writer.

The fact that I can say this at 26 is real­ly, real­ly amaz­ing. Two years ago, when I was fin­ish­ing school and try­ing to kind of decide what to do next, my end-goal (in the back of my mind) was to be able to carve a career for myself writ­ing about tech­nol­o­gy or film or pop­u­lar cul­ture.

That isn’t to say that I would­n’t love the oppor­tu­ni­ty to sell a screen­play or work on a tele­vi­sion show (or hell, become the mega­lo­ma­ni­a­cal stu­dio boss that I’ve always fan­ta­sized about being — I real­ly am only half-jok­ing when I say I want to be Rupert Mur­doch with­out all the evil — a Christi­na Media Empire would be freak­ing awe­some), but real­is­ti­cal­ly, in my heart of hearts, what I want to do — what I’m good at doing — is writ­ing about the lat­est news, review­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices and shar­ing my love of film, pop cul­ture and tech­nol­o­gy with any­one will­ing to take the time and read my stuff.

I’m tru­ly blessed that in two years, that has now start­ed to become a real­i­ty.

Today is Labor Day in the US, and I have the day off. I’m upgrad­ing our remain­ing Macs to Snow Leop­ard (life is busy and it has­n’t been easy to find time to do that sort of stuff) and just enjoy­ing know­ing that I have a great job and great peo­ple to work with tomor­row.

Not only am I lucky enough to get to do what I love, I have the most amaz­ing, most sup­port­ive and most lov­ing part­ner a girl could ask for. Some­body pinch me and tell me I’m not dream­ing!





September 2009
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9 people have left comments

Avi­raj - Gravatar

Avi­raj said:

Christi­na, haven’t seen your work to date but I look for­ward to your posts on Mash­able. Good luck.

Posted on: September 7, 2009 at 3:19 pmQuote this Comment
Chris Coyi­er - Gravatar

Chris Coyi­er said:

Huge con­grats Christi­na! Movin’ on up!

Posted on: September 7, 2009 at 3:25 pmQuote this Comment
Wardell - Gravatar

Wardell said:

Hi Christi­na,

I see you’ve tak­en down the old tag line lol. Con­grat­u­la­tions on the new gig. I wish you much con­tin­ued suc­cess.

Posted on: September 7, 2009 at 9:16 pmQuote this Comment
Mark Dou­glass - Gravatar

Mark Dou­glass said:

Con­grats Christi­na!

Well deserved!

Posted on: September 8, 2009 at 9:59 amQuote this Comment
Ed McConnell - Gravatar

Ed McConnell said:

Con­grats on the new job! This is the first time I read you. Look­ing for­ward to more 🙂

Posted on: September 18, 2009 at 11:20 amQuote this Comment
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Rut­ger van Wav­eren said:

I saw some posts from you on Mash­able, you’re doing a great job!

Posted on: October 16, 2009 at 11:24 amQuote this Comment
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Craw006 said:

Hi there, Just to say good luck with the writ­ing and all , p.s. My birth­day is the 24th August ( I just thought it was / is a coin­ci­dence ) ta very much.

Posted on: January 25, 2010 at 6:34 amQuote this Comment
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Junko Val­low said:

Your blog is spec­tac­u­lar. I’m real­ly impressed and wait­ing for your next post. I hope we’ll get it soon. Real­ly val­ue this post in par­tic­u­lar. It’s tough to sep­a­rate the good from the bad some­times, but I think you’ve pushed the right key! Do you accept guest arti­cles here? I would love to post a cou­ple of my arti­cles here.

Posted on: March 27, 2010 at 10:52 amQuote this Comment
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Bruce said:

Hi there, Just to say good luck with the writ­ing and all , p.s. My birth­day is the 24th August ( I just thought it was / is a coin­ci­dence ) ta very much.

Posted on: May 19, 2010 at 5:02 amQuote this Comment