Beginning a new website is always an adventure.
Will anyone read what I have to say? Is there even an interest in the content on the site? How can I ensure success?
Questions bounce around your head endlessly, and in this case, they never stop. Yet, the planning that led up this site’s creation came rather easily.
Prior to this, I had studied journalism in New Jersey at Rowan University. I had spent a year writing for Sports Illustrated covering the NHL, bounced around between all of the major outlets in Philadelphia from NBC Sports Philadelphia to The Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com. There were many more stops along the way that would take too long to get into, but in short, I enjoyed a ton of success in the sports media industry in my early 20s.
Then came a new job offer — outside of sports and writing — that was too good to pass up and thus I found myself working a 9-5 job, putting an end to my writing for the time being.
After six months at my new position, I got the itch to write again. Of course, I couldn’t go back to what I was previously doing since it was too time consuming. How could I get back to writing while maintaining the job I currently love?
I thought of topics I could write about on my own on my own free time. Sports came to mind first, but that’s such a watered down field that I didn’t want to be just another blog.
Days went by, perhaps weeks, and that’s when it hit me: why not combine two things I love?
Writing and reality television.
In today’s market, reality stars are growing by the day, getting bigger and bigger in popularity as mainstream networks continue to churn out award-winning shows like Big Brother, Survivor, American Idol and The Amazing Race.
As a writer, there’s nothing more I enjoy than telling a person’s story. It didn’t matter if it was an athlete or a regular, everyday person. Give me 10 minutes with a person and I can share something unique about them with a feature story.
That’s where Reality-Now.com began.
I’m happy to release this site and showcase all of the content I had gathered before the launch. Readers can expect to see a regular stream of feature stories that come straight from the source of your favorite reality shows and stars.
There will be features that span across the entire reality network, from all of your favorite CBS and ABC hits to the shows on MTV, Food Network and everywhere in between.
Reality-Now.com won’t be the place to go to get recaps of episodes, but it will be the premiere place to get a glimpse inside your favorite show and favorite stars, a chance to get to know more about the people that we watch on TV and as the tagline goes, an outlet that encomposses all of your favorite reality stars without the drama.
So I thank those who read this introduction and took the time to check out the new site. If you like what you see, please continue to stop back and check in a few times a week for new content, follow us on Twitter and feel free to reach out if you want to see a certain reality star or show get spotlighted on the site.