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Loving the (journo) life, leaving Liberis

Well, that was quick (sort of) for my standards, certainly quick compared to the 15-year run at Tegopoulos Publications. It took me less than 2 years to find out that doing project management for a company that cares more about its image than its substance or value is pointless – so it seems that I have to leave Liberis Publications and move on. Well, it took much less than that, actually, but sometimes you have to let hope take a few breaths before you finally choke it. It’s called being a positive thinker, a fighter, a professional. Or just plain stupid, maybe?

Good thing I had my work as a journalist to keep my sanity intact (let alone my place in the Greek market in general) during all this time. It seems to me that – as a cliche character would say in a Hollywood flick – reporting and commenting is my true calling after all. Always knew it, of course, but facts are like bricks: they occassionally need to hit you in the face in order to make themselves accepted. This one fact sure did. No matter what other opportunity presents itself in the future, a journalist is what it’s better for me to remain in some capacity. Not just for kicks, you know.

Planning the next move, then, while continuing reporting in all the media I currently do. It seems like this next move might not be far off, too.

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The obligatory “Hello World” post

Can’t have a new presence on the Internet without a post about it, yes? Coders call it a “Hello World” message whenever they achieve to either reach fully functional state of something they’re building or, well, hack into a system and tell it what to do on a whim. For Farkonas.com this here post is that post, so… “Hello World”. Didn’t even have to hack WordPress to do it!

These words are written a few nights after I decided to leave the company and newspaper that made me the journalist I am – Eleutherotypia, after 15 years no less – in order to move on. I have no idea what to expect from my next pursuit at Liberis Publications (the job description does not require journalistic skills – who would have thought?), but hey. After all this time and at this point, leaping forward into a mist is kind of preferable to just going around in circles in a swamp.

Reporting will go on elsewhere of course – but, for now, project management it is then. Off to different things. Over and out.