Out of a job, still in the game

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Dipka Bhambhani. Most people call me Dee. I’m a journalist, an energy reporter.

I started this blog at the suggestion of one of my sisters and my old old friend, editor, consigliore, Richard Taliaferro, who started his blog three years ago for a creative outlet, outside of his daily adventures at his newspaper.

I, on the other hand, realized I needed a home for all my stories, findings, thoughts on energy developments, after I got laid off a month ago. I was a TV and print reporter for Clean Skies News for a year. They hired me out of Platts, where I had covered energy for five years under some of the industry’s best journalists.

When I became a casualty of the Clean Skies News reorganization, the managers promised good recommendations and help finding another job. But I’ve been living in this economy, working as a journalist for more than ten years and I didn’t need sugar coating. It was going to be rough.

But I also realized that in this multimedia age, that didn’t mean I had to stop doing what I love. In fact, it was more important to me than ever to continue immersed in energy and reporting.

I’ve been meeting with all my mentors in the business from journalists to energy gurus and those in other professions too…for insight, for support, which I must say has been overwhelming.    

I’ve found that knowing about energy and how to communicate what’s actually happening and what it means is valuable to any organization. This catharsis has certainly opened my eyes and already some doors.  

The truth is unemployment has given me a chance to evaluate my career path. I get to wake up…a little later in the mornings…but I get to wake up, jump off the mouse wheel and follow my bliss.

For the time being I’ve decided to build my linguistics business, a back-up career I started years ago, and to build this blog.
  
I hope you enjoy it, gain some insight, offer some thoughts, improvements. This is for readers interested in the energy world, those immersed in it and for those that want to learn about it in plain English. It’s a look at what’s going on from the perspective of a journalist out of a job but still very much in the game.

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2 Responses to “Out of a job, still in the game”
  1. Tom Ramstack says:

    Hi Dee,
    I was searching the Internet for energy issues when I ran across your blog. I like it. Anyway, I just wanted to say hello.

    Tom Ramstack

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