Let’s start with introductions.
Hello there! My name is Robin Cangie. I’m a writer, marketeer, and passionate generalist. I originally hail from Portland, OR, and currently live in Berkeley, CA.
I guess you could say that mostly, I love to wonder about things. All kinds of things – technology, philosophy, language, humanity, politics, society, history, business, digital marketing, travel, and whatever else is on my mind. I write about them here.
Does this blog have a speciality?
My only specialty is wonder.
While finding one’s niche is perfectly practical business advice, it has never worked well for me as a writer and blogger. I’ve tried to specialize in the past, and I found that my writing felt forced, and the quality noticeably suffered. At the same time, my most popular posts have consistently been those which I most wanted to write. They were born of the timely musings of my wondering mind, and they almost always did well, regardless of their subject matter.
And so if nothing else, this blog is an homage to the generalist, to the Renaissance person, to all the writers, thinkers, and wonderers who believe, as I do, that humanity contains multitudes, and that these multitudes are indeed wondrous, and worthy of deep contemplation.
What else do you do?
In addition to this blog, I maintain a travel blog, the one exception to my generalist leanings, called Untourist SF, where I write about offbeat and unexpected things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I also know quite a few things about digital marketing. I’m an experienced demand generation marketer and content strategist, as well as a big fan of agile marketing. At the moment, I’m knee-deep in the San Francisco tech scene and mostly loving it. I do think San Francisco needs to get over itself, though (that’s such a Portland thing to say).
How do I get in touch?
If you’d like to work with me, interview me, refer me to a client or just meet up for coffee, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Visit my Contact page or just send me an email. I always love to connect with like-minded people. That’s how we’ll change the world!
Anything else you’d like to share?
I have a fatal weakness for avocados, Manhattans, and silly cat pictures.