Back to My Roots
Almost 10 years ago I started an entertainment news blog. I was 15-years-old at the time, and little did I know, that blog would change my entire life. After spending my high school years growing my readership and interviewing various celebrities, my journey ultimately took me to Los Angeles, California. It was here that everything changed. My work had not gone unnoticed, and eventually, I was working for three of the top teen magazines. Using my connections, I was able to create new content for the brands and continue to grow my own reputation in the entertainment industry. Eventually, all things must come to an end, and after two years it was time for a new chapter of my life to begin.
At first, this new chapter scared me. The idea of becoming a one-man show again was something that frightened me, but after some soul-searching, I realized that I was ready to become my own boss. I was ready to be completely in charge of my life again. The success I had already seen was due to my own passion and hard work. The opportunities I received were because I followed a gut instinct as a 15-year-old who loved writing, and knew he had a voice. It was time to find that voice again.
I knew I wanted to write again, but I didn't want to go back to my old blog. That chapter of my life ended long ago. I felt that I had learned a lot in Los Angeles, and as a 24-year-old publicist, talent manager, and content creator, I had much more experience. I wanted a new platform to showcase my new passions, but more than anything, I wanted to create. It was this idea that eventually led me to start www.johnpanichella.com.
On this blog, I will talk about everything from music, style, and tech, as well as give you a behind-the-scenes look at my lifestyle in the entertainment industry. Of course, I won't be giving up my journalistic background. I will always have a passion for telling stories, whether they are my own, or someone else's. I will also be featuring creatives and helping them tell their stories.
This blog is my passion project. I wanted to create something that was genuine and authentic. This time around, it's just going to be me, with a few friends, and my phone. All of the photos you see on this blog will be taken and edited with my iPhone. I'm not a photographer. I don't carry a camera with me everywhere I go, but I do have my phone. I felt that by using just my phone on this blog, I will truly be giving you an authentic, and genuine look into my life. I am excited to start on this new journey and I hope you will come along with me as I go back to my roots.