About

Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project has made a life’s work out of researching happiness. Unashamedly copying her, I use this blog to share thoughts about being tidy and organised.

Some years ago I went to a performance of West Indian steel drumming and the leader of the drummers  made a speech about what drumming means in the West Indies and how it gives many people something to do with their lives – lives that might otherwise have been quite ordinary. And I thought: I know exactly what he means: journalism did that for me. So, paradoxically, this blog is a bit untidy. It also contains my thoughts about the journalism profession, which I currently practice at at IOL*.

ABOUT ME

As a  journalist: Online, print, editing, writing – you name it, I’ve done it. I just never got to cover cricket matches. At home, I’m a wife and mother, sewer and gardener, baker, reader and drinker of wine. Fan of Bruce Springsteen and Terry Pratchett. In both places, I make a lot of lists.

* Of course, none of the views expressed anywhere on this site are those of my employer.

Renee Moodie

49 responses to “About

  1. Hi Renee
    I’ve just read your column It’s the reader, stupid and what you were saying about stories and our deep need for them struck a chord with me. I work for Nal’ibali, a reading-for-enjoyment campaign. We insert reading supplements into our titles and each week run a column about reading and writing. I know we work for competing media houses, but I wondered if you would be able to write a column for us? Please mail me if you are or if it wouldn’t be a conflict of interest. Thanks and kind regards, Leizl

    • Hi there

      I’m sorry to have taken so long to reply – I wasn’t getting notifications of comments and so simply missed it. I’m flattered by your offer but I do think it would be a conflict of interest – really sorry!

      Renee

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