Reporting on “Love in the Bay Area”

July 2nd, 2013  |  by Veralyn Williams |  Published in Blog, Dating Chatter

So… I know, I’m slacking a little… The diligence and discipline I had when I started this writing challenge has faded a bit, but I can explain…

1) I’ve started to write about stuff that yes- even I am not ready to share with the world. Some things must be reserved for “the book.”

2) I’ve been gearing up for MY NEW JOB! I started today as Brooklyn Movement Center‘s new Communications Organizer! (Full disclosure: This job was not in the bag when I wrote, Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn)

3) This weekend was all about completing my Bay Area vlog! (…well that and hanging out with my niece, and attending Telem Center’s Pre-Camp Day, and celebrating one of my “besties” turning 30!) But the vlog took up most of my “work” hours! As I mentioned before, this past May I went to The Bay Aera to report on dating, relationships, and sex.

Finally reporting back on what I found:

4) Technically I did write a blog post… but it was was for Bedsider’s Tumblr page. Check out, Bay Area Lessons: How to tell if a white guy is flirting?

Here’s to more writing tomorrow!

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