Benjamin E. Hardy

Loves to write everyday

WEb Content

It might not  seem as sexy as screenwriting, but writing for the web is still writing. And story is story. Since 2000 my forays into web content have included stints as a contributing writer, Managing Editor, Social Media Manager, Editor in Chief, Community Manager, and Content Manager. I've written + edited for the home improvement industry, music industry, photography/film industry, and managed social media for a North Face athlete and a mover/shaker in the world of Crossfit and mobility. 

Here's a taste. 

BobVila.com - EDITOR IN CHIEF

My earliest contributions to BobVila.com came as a freelance writer, back in the early 00's. Eventually I became Managing Editor and finally Editor in Chief. This was during the tail end of Bob's TV career, when Home Improvement shows went from straight & informative to quirky, reality TV-type content like Trading Spaces. 

My job included managing the editorial calendar, article assignments, overseeing production of How-To videos, managing social (Bob was one of the first Twitter users to break 1 million followers), and keeping the brand at the fore of the home improvement industry. 

Chase Jarvis - Contributor

Chase Jarvis is a world-renown photographer and director and the Founder of CreativeLive. I was doing some content work for him and contributed this blog post on productivity, creativity, and daily schedules to his site. This post became one of his most popular and widely shared. 

Seven Days -- Contributor

From 2010-2011 I contributed Album Reviews for Seven Days, one of Vermont's most popular papers. You can read some full reviews by clicking the links below or checking them out in my Samples section.

Music

Musically I'm a hack bonfire bard at best, but I have one of those conditions where music is constantly flowing through my head and just as often out my mouth -- every now and then some of it feels original, so I write it down. I love the flow state playing music puts me in and creativity begets creativity, so...

FEED MY FIRE

by Dub Traffika

Dub Traffika was a musical passion project recorded and mixed in the Catskills of NY. Long story short: I was lead singer in a ska band in HS, grew up but never outgrew my love for roots/reggae, wrote a bunch of tunes, then recorded them at my former ska bandmate's home studio with some seriously amazing musicians over 2007 and 2008. I sing, play guitar, bass (one track) and the glockenspiel and I am the least talented person on this album. So much fun.