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Thank you for supporting my work. With Monday being Labor Day, it seems like a good time to reflect on the work I’ve put in for The Burleson Buzz.
I’ve written 34 newsletters and edited 16 for The Burleson Buzz since I started this newsletter May 4. I’ve done so without any guarantee that I’d be rewarded for my efforts.
I’m pleased to say this has turned out to be one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.
While I only started producing income from The Burleson Buzz recently, I’ve felt appreciated for this since my first interview.
Taking the time to find news, talk to sources, and write and edit articles all outside of my full-time job hasn’t been easy, but the overwhelming support (244 subscribers!) has made all the stress worth it.
As the revenue from the newsletter has increased, I’ve been able to more-clearly see a path to doing this full-time, and that really excites me.
That said, this Labor Day I’d like to encourage everyone to pursue work that excites them.
I know how much it sucks to spend 40+ hours a week doing something you don’t care about, and I know how hard it is to find a way to get paid for something you do care about.
My experience with this newsletter has made me realize it is possible to feel rewarded for the time you put into something you care about though.
And I have all of you to thank for that.
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Railroaders season in jeopardy. Check out Ashton Nicks’s latest article covering The Cleburne Railroaders.
“All It Takes Is One” was painted by Burleson’s Dustin Neathery, my good friend and one of the most creative people I know.
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The Best in BTX. BTX Best Fest begins Friday. Burleson is offering a chance to win a grand-prize package from participating businesses for contestants with a passport stamped by at least half the participating restaurants, which will be submitting “State Fair-inspired culinary creations” for the September contest.
Burleson v. Frisco Lone Star. The Burleson Elks varsity football team (0-1) faces the Frisco Lone Star Rangers (0-1) at 7 p.m. Friday at Burleson ISD Stadium.
Centennial @ Frisco. The Centennial Spartans varsity football team (1-0) faces the Frisco Raccoons (1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.
Prevent suicide. Question, Persuade and Refer. The Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting “Let’s Taco ‘Bout QPR” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Burleson Fire Station 16. The event is a free suicide-prevention training session.
Take me to your leader. Burleson is hosting a meet-and-greet with city manager Tommy Ludwig at 5:30 p.m. September 8 at Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza. If you’re interested in getting to know the city manager, check out this article I wrote about him in June:
Cool sounds with (hopefully) cool weather. Burleson parks and recreation will host a “Cool Sounds of Fall” concert at 7:30 p.m. September 8 at Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza.
Centennial v. Saginaw. Centennial faces the Saginaw Rough Riders (0-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Burleson ISD Stadium.
Burleson v. Weatherford. Burleson faces the Weatherford Kangaroos (1-0) at 7 p.m. September 8 at Burleson ISD Stadium.
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