The Kindle: Give Me My Life Back!

I know there are many who wouldn’t agree with me, but I love my Kindle, the e-reader available from Amazon. It has only just recently become available in Canada, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. Little did I realize that for someone with a slight leaning towards the obsessive compulsive, The Kindle would become akin to a social death sentence. I can’t put the darned thing down. I can’t blog. I can’t phone people. I can’t go out. I can’t even say hello to the usual gang who sit opposite me on my daily GO train commute to work. I. Can’t. Stop. Reading. And with over 385,000 books available on what I consider to be. on the cheap, I figure I could easily quit my job, quit my life and give in to this needy impulse. But to prove that I am made of stronger stuff, I have vowed to put down my Kindle and blog. My first blog of 2010. My hands are shaking and I feel a headache coming on, but I think I will survive. Will I need a Kindle support group? Is there such a thing? Now if only my “Kindle thumb” would stop aching every time I hit the space bar while I type … god help me when Apple finally releases it’s long-awaited iTable or iSlate – that’s when iGiveup on ever having a life again.


About Jill Atkinson

From concepts and smart headlines to original content and transmedia storytelling, to television pitch materials, directors treatments, long format writing, blogs and web copy with SEO, I write it all. I'm a writer, copywriter, and a content writer. My job is to help you say it better with ideas and language that get noticed. With copy and content that engages customers and audiences and ideas that make a connection with them. Ideas that generate a response. Materials that can sell a pitch. When you work with me you're working with the big boys: Maclaren, BBDO, Taxi, Sharpe Blackmore and also a great bunch of mid-sized agencies, b2b shops, a national television network (CBC), 15 specialty channels (History Channel, National Geographic, Showcase, Action, IFC, BBC Canada, + many more) and start ups who have taught me everything I know about how to get you noticed, remembered and sold. Or clicked. Or talked about. There are lots of ways to try to sell your products or to sell people on your offer or to engage them in your content and your show. But there is only one way to get it done right and on strategy. My experience is a foot in the door for your brand or your television idea . And no matter the size of your project, my commitment and attention to detail remain the same, big or small and always on deadline. Great conversations have to start somewhere. Give me a call or shoot me an email Check out my work at
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