This week we are proud to feature long-time Content Runner Writer Sidney Bittman (username: sidneybittman). Sidney has been with us since May 2013. In the last 9 months, he has written over 300 articles for Content Runner in every niche from business and marketing to sports. If you would like to get in contact with Sidney, he can be reached through his profile.
Continue reading to find out more about Sidney and the forces that drive him to write. You will be able to add a game changing item to your breakfast menu!
What made you decide to choose Content Runner?
Honestly, I think I was one of the first writers on Content Runner, as I actually had to have a phone interview with one of the head honchos. I chose Content Runner though because it has been an extremely useful way to get involved in the world of content writing, and has actually helped me gain access to a variety of other work opportunities.
What do you love about writing?
My favorite part about writing is that it is an endeavor that can be pursued at any location, at any time, and in any state of mind. Whether I’m safe at home and penning my thoughts in the morning, or across the world chasing down trains or a place to sleep, I’m always able to write something.
When you aren’t writing content for Content Runner, what do you do in your spare time?
I actually write copy for a variety of marketing firms, and I’m the editor for a company that manages legal blogs across the country, so I have a fairly full workload most of the time. Outside of that though, I enjoy any sort of physical activity, reading foreign language grammar books, and drinking a lot of coffee.
How did you get into writing?
It made sense to me, really. I spent so much time writing in college, and I taught English for a year afterwards. Once that was over, I wanted to find something that gave me freedom of movement and a reasonable standard of living. I never really thought that I could get by just by writing, but it has actually turned into a dream come true.
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
Central Asia; more specifically, Mongolia. Open fields for miles, towering mountains nearby, ancient cultures that still appreciate the beauty and fragile nature of the earth. Plus, I hear the food is pretty tasty.
If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
Granola with milk. Have you tasted that? It’s a game changer.
If you weren’t a professional writer, what would you be?
Anything that lets me move around on a moment’s notice. Maybe a trapeze artist in a traveling circus, or a foreign policy analyst, or even a busker. I dig seeing things far and away.
What is your biggest grammatical pet peeve?
This isn’t really an error, but I’m not a huge fan of two spaces after a period. That’s about it, though.
What is your favorite subject to writer about?
Traveling. And food. And foreign languages. And education, and government, and anything that has to do with history. I refuse to choose!