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Opinion Piece: A Year On (Street Commodores Editorial Column)


05 Sep

This is the 15th in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 181 of Street Commodores:

A Year On (Written December 14, 2010)

12 months since leaving the big chair and things are going well all over.

Wow, how time flies! I made the decision to vacate the editor’s chair of Street Commodores almost a year ago to the day (that this issue hits the newsstands). At the time it felt like my life was ending, but I walked into the January sunshine outside the Street Commodores offices as full of hope and optimism as I could muster. It was a huge decision and one that could have had pretty dire consequences for the mortgage repayments had things gone south after I left.

As it turned out, my fresh start – my new vocational beginning – was everything I’d hoped it would turn out to be and more. Without stopping for air, I launched head first into creating my own business and started pumping the work out as fast and as well as I could for Street Commodores and for its various sister magazine titles.

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Opinion Piece: New Beginnings (Street Commodores Editorial Columns)


13 Jun

This is the first in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 169 of Street Commodores:

New Beginnings

As Street Commodores enters a new era with a new Editor, I’m in the enviable position of watching it all unfold, up close and personal.

The internal machinations of a magazine are something that seems to remain a perennial mystery to most folks on the outside, no matter how much we’ve chosen to divulge over the years. Street Commodores has always been one of the most accessible in terms of how much contact the editorial staff have with its readers and fans. Yet still, there’s only so much you want to give away and plenty that no one would probably ever care to know. Certainly, knowing too much can work to ruin the fantasy or aura that can surround the things you love.

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