I’m Rob, and I’m out to live on what I love.
I love to write. I’ve been blogging since the early 2000s. I loved it so much at the start even hand-coded my own web log and page structure, manually updating pages and archives with new posts until I discovered how to set a content management system up.
Lately, I’ve been writing to get my name out as a writer. I’ve written book reviews, game reviews, even articles for The Cairns Post as a freelance writer, and I’m working on building an income from it.
I love to talk with people who are bringing their passions to life. These folks are on the most incredible journey as they turn what they love to do into their main, even sole, means of supporting themselves. The best bit is, they’re no more or less special than you or I!
I love podcasting. I take those discussions with those people who are making their lives extraordinary and make them available to you as the episodes of The Paid to Play Podcast. It’s my own personal radio show about the things and, more importantly, the people I’m interested in.
Which brings me to yet another love:
I love helping people make their own dreams real!
If making our dreams real were easy, we’d all have achieved ours and be soaring on to the next dream by now.
But that’s why The Paid to Play Podcast exists: To let you know that while making your dreams real isn’t as easy as we ope, it’s not as hard as we fear.
And it’s always worthwile.
More About Me
I’m also a husband, a geek, a dog owner and a Queenslander.
I’m continually amazed that I somehow managed to meet and marry a woman as wonderful as my wife. We share many of the same interests and passions, including dogs! On top of that, while living in the Far North (a couple of thousand kilometres away from the nearest major city) means we tend to miss out on most of the big cultural events, we live in a vacation spot all year round and haven’t had a real winter in years!
I’m mad-keen on science fiction and fantasy – exposure to Doctor Who, Star Wars, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds and Tron before I was five will do that to one. Then The Transformers came out when I was seven and my doom was sealed.
Working with The Cairns Post has given me the opportunity to channel that love of digital adventures into writing; my reviews of games and articles on gaming and technology have run both in The Cairns Post newspaper and on the cairns.com.au news website. I’ve also written a weekly column for the Australian Xbox 360 fan community, Punch On Australia, dedicated to finding ways for gamers to get their fix on a limited budget.
About Getting In Touch
Please feel free to comment on any post that takes your interest! You can reach me via many social networking avenues.
WordPress is the content management engine I’ve chosen to power my website. You can find more information on WordPress here.