Welcome to MichaelLortz.com/JordiScrubbings.com.
This is the web home of Michael G. Lortz: intelligence professional, writer, comic, Social Media Advisor, blogger, and self-proclaimed creative semi-genius.
(Note: I used the nom de plume “Jordi Scrubbings” quite a bit. Quick explanation: I was young and working for the government and didn’t know what would happen if people found out I was blogging. But it ended up ok.)
I have worked in the following areas:
- Intelligence Analysis
- Information Security
- Process Analysis
- Process Documentation
- Social Media
I am currently in school for a Masters in Business Administration. I have completed a Masters of Arts in International Affairs and a Bachelors of Arts in Creative Writing. I have worked in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Qatar, and Afghanistan.
Although I have been writing since I was 13, I received my start as a paid writer writing for the FSView & Florida Flambeau from 2002 to 2003. After only writing there for eight months, I won Writer of the Year.
I have published my own book, The Best of The Serious Tip (Kindle), and have been published as part of three compilation books on Minor League Baseball writing: The Bus Leagues Experience Volumes 1, 2, and 3.
I have also done freelance work for the Tampa Bay Times and been published on various web sites on topics ranging from sports to comedy, from Deadspin.com to Splitsider.com to MinorLeagueBaseball.com and many Tampa Bay Rays-centric sites.
Please see “Writing” for a more in-depth look at my writing career.
Social Media Advisor
I was lead tweeter, Facebook administrator, and social media guru for All-Stars Wrestling Florida, a pro wrestling promotion based in Tampa, Florida, from October 2010 to June 2011. Established a twitter following that reached out to national wresting audiences and increased Facebook follows by over 100%.
From November 2011 to March 2012, I set up Social Media platforms for Power Moves Entertainment, a concert promotion team in Tampa, Florida.
I managed the Facebook account for Bus Leagues Baseball in March 2012 and in three months expanded “friends” by nearly 300%.
In August 2010, I took stand-up comedy courses at the Tampa Improv taught by “New York Bad Boy” Artie Fletcher.
I have performed stand-up comedy at:
- The Tampa Improv: 5 minute set 10/30/2010, 8 minute set on 1/30/2011
- Bonkerz Comedy Club – Ocala, Florida – guest spot
- Winner’s Circle Comedy Club – Lakeland, Florida – guest spot
You can click the “Comedy” link up top to see my stand-up videos.
Since Fall 2006, I have populated the Internet with my own style of creative musings, ponderings, and masterpieces first on The Serious Tip.com and then on this site since November 2009.
Other Jobs Held:
- Business Analyst, IntegraClick.com, Summer 2011.
- ID Card Clerk, Florida National Guard, Tallahassee, Florida, Fall 2005.
- Stock Loader, Sports Authority, Summer 2003.
- Burger Flipper, McDonalds, 1995.
Because I think I have regained all the creative juices I had when I was 5.
I am reachable via email: jordiscrubbings(at)gmail.com or mglortz(at)gmail.com.
You can find more of my stuff all over the ‘net.
My Twitter account.
And finally, see what I am reading on the Jordi Scrubbings Google Reader Page.