April 23, 2013

Career Change


Two years ago this month I started a little blog titled 'Backwoods Plaid' to reunite myself with the outdoors while living in Boston. City life was missing something; this Mainer didn't permanently belong. In all honesty, it worked. The blog reminded me where I truly belong - Maine.  The Pine Tree State offers unimaginable outdoor destinations and country-relaxation that puts a soul at ease. Those of you who've followed for any length of time know that I love L.L. Bean products. Today, and tens of thousands of viewers later, I feel like I've accomplished something. I've met some great folks, provided hundreds of recommendations to viewers, worked with famous outdoor brands I couldn't have dreamed about 24 months ago, and as of today, accepted a new career offer with L.L. Bean.

I've officially earned a copywriting position in the Creative department for my dream employer. I look forward to honing my passion of writing, working with outdoor products, and learning the century old brand that is L.L. Bean. Backwoods Plaid will refocus on outdoor adventure, photography, and story-telling. I thank you all for the support, emails, tweets, and most of all, weekly page views. Here's to carrying on our love of the outdoors for another two years...

Cheers,
Rhon



10 comments:

SLL said...

Congrats man! In my view, this was a great day for LL Bean.

Anonymous said...

You will be great. Congrats on the next step.

Sean

Greg said...

Wow, good for you! Not quite sure what it is that position entails, but sounds good for you none the less. Sounds like the blog is headed back to where it is best!

Russell said...

Awesome news! Keep up the work man.

Marc Ratner said...

Big fan of the blog - congratulations!
Marc

Phil Asby said...

Kudos to you! I've enjoyed the blog and your take on outdoor adventure ... I know this opportunity will keep you planted firmly with one boot in the woods.

Andrew said...

Wow. Congratulations!

Kirk River Mud said...

Congrats! Big time!

Nigel said...

Congratulations to you Rhon. All the best for the future at LL Bean.

sweet harvest moon said...

Wow! Congrats on the job!