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Rejected Content: My First Submission to Digital Pivot

In Criticism & Review on June 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Here is a letter that I wrote, as a first post for Digital Pivot. The top dogs said it did not fit with the content and style at Digital Pivot. It’s cool. I get it. This isn’t the first time my writing has been rejected. I thought this was a great way to connect with the reader, to capture more than the 25 word text box can offer.

Here is my first un-official post, to begin my writing at Digital Pivot. My Digital Pivot portfolio will be here. Thanks y’all!

Greetings Digital Pivot!

This is my first post here, and I have great aspirations for this opportunity. (Big ups to Talent Zoo!) Before I begin, I would like to share with you my story … And for you to share your story in the comments, below.

S'mores with Homemade Graham Crackers and Dandies Wherever I write, I consider the space to be a digital campfire to huddle around and swap tales. So, let’s get cozy and chat—I’ll bring the S’mores. But please bring your own shtick! I need you, and your passions and ideas more than anything because, “I’m a social dude.” (See: Baratunde at SXSW.) Everyone knows that writers need an audience, but for me it’s about something more:

We are creating culture. That’s exciting! Have you ever thought about that? Our culture blossoms in idea sharing and collaboration, to move forward. Let’s move forward together.

Who is Christopher Ryan?
First, you can call me by my full name, but I also have two nicknames: Chris and Topher. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Upstate New York is beautiful, especially during the warmer seasons. In my travels, I fell in love with the Internet, business and marketing, and digital lifestyle design. For me, these three niches are especially attractive because they always involve people. Collaboration is inherent to the work culture and what’s more: I liaise with others to achieve their goals and dreams.

What’s more rewarding than this?

I welcome you to my digital home, which I hope you will find wonderfully designed and easy to navigate. If you can’t find the bathroom, don’t be afraid to ask. Click the Connect with Christopher button in my portfolio to see where I am on the web. Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn to name a few.

I have three wishes in mind for this blogging adventure—most of which cannot be granted without you, the genies:

  1. Meet new people, shape warm relationships, and grow together
  2. Offer insight into the world of technology and culture, digital social, and new media
  3. Create a collaborative space to share ideas and perspectives to push culture forward

Stay tuned for my second post that will highlight the WordPress platform. I will showcase WordPress’ greatness by way of exposing their Achilles heel. Think you know what it is? Take a stab at it in the comments. And while you’re there, tell me about yourself. This is an ‘us’ thing. Thanks for reading.