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What is Tint of Ink?

Our generation was told that we could be anything: try hard enough and your dreams will come true. We conjured up a world where not only could we find a job we are passionate about but also paid well. We expected a Bachelor’s Degree to produce this wildly impossible dream where we work with great people that provide an unbelievable work-life balance.

Turns out a lot of people are pumping out those Degrees and no one is entirely sure what to do one it’s received. I thought I’d walk out of that campus dangling my Degree in from of prosperous employers to determine my professional fate. Shockingly no one jumped for an English Major. Turns out those Bas are a dime a dozen.

Once we all get over the shock that a graduation status is not as unique as anticipated, we continue on to more schooling or find a job. Life goes on and the bills have to be paid.

In the mist of the mortgage payment and the children, the 9-5 and the grind, I wanted to tell people’s stories. I wanted to hear more from Newfoundland and I wanted to express more openly (and crassly) about government and politics.

I recognized a human need to be creative and decided an online magazine to ensure that we do not get lost in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

Tint of Ink: a Newfoundland saying for a spot of ink on a fountain pen. It was never created to report the hard-hitting news, nor do we claim to be extraordinary. We are people who came together as a community because we love everything about this island and we want to share them with others. It’s also an opportunity for people to write, blog, report or whatever they want without limits.

We are a creative outlet for the community and for others to learn about Newfoundland and Labrador.

“An online magazine about the people of NL,” that’s our motto and it’s that simple.

We don’t want to falter to harsh mainstream media guidelines. We just want people to be able to write and give their opinion while letting the world know about all the great things on the go in Newfoundland and Labrador.

If you would like to be a part of the Tint movement, give us a shout via Facebook or Twitter (@tintofink) and we would love to work with you.

*image from Reddit and Imgur, artist unknown

 

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