Once, long ago, I set up a new blog to serve as my own little place in the interwebs. My own safe place, where I could write anything I wanted, with no restrictions, just because. I was so excited about it. And then, I did nothing with it. For TWO YEARS, it festered alone.
In those two years, my first blog grew. I developed health problems but worked around them. I wrote for other people’s blogs. Then, I lost my day job along with the rest of the country. I’ve been unemployed for a year now. For part of this past year, this blog kept nagging me in the back of my mind. I needed to get it going, in some fashion. So here I am, trying my best to write.
My hope is to find some happiness and financial income as a freelance writer. This is proving difficult in a few areas. First, I need to write something other than entertainment. There are plenty of entertainment writers out there and not enough sites willing to pay. If I were to build a portfolio with more diversity, then I have a shot of getting some assignments in multiple areas.
Admittedly, writing has always been a little difficult for me. I feel that I lack the stamina to fully flesh out an idea. If I even want to make it as a paid writer, I need to be concise but not rushed. Hopefully, this will carry over into my fiction writing as well. (That is a whole other story for a whole other day.)
Finally, I need to bone up more on my social media skill sets. To write well for the web, I need to infuse my writing with SEO keywords. This area is the easiest to tackle, since classes are abound to teach these skills. I have no worries about learning this. I am more eager to develop my editing skills, which I use currently for writers on [IGH].
So, my path is laid out before me. Like so many of my generation, we have to make our way through this economy as entrepreneurs rather than employees. I hope that I have the discipline to thrive in this world.