Monday, February 25, 2008

Need a Blogger?

I've found that blogging is something I truly enjoy. I haven't even come close to running out of steam yet, and there's not an end anywhere in sight. It thrills me to glean little bits of information here and there throughout the day and then determine how I could best sculpt that into a blog post that will rake in some comments. (I haven't mentioned yet that I absolutely love comments and can't wait to reply to them as soon as I get them...yes, I'm a nerd.)

I'm always trying to think of new blogs I can start, actually. Which brings me to the point of this post: Need a blogger? I'm your girl. Just contact me or comment here.

Since the topic of today is blogs, here are some questions for my fellow bloggers out there:
*How do you measure the success of your blog?
*Are you writing for a company or doing your own thing?
*How many hours a day would you say you spend blogging? What about thinking about blog posts (while you're driving, for example)?
*On a scale of one to ten, how much do you love it?
*How long have you been blogging?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Getting It All Done

I've wanted nothing more for most of my life than to write a novel. I have a loose outline in my head and some big chunks completed, yet I find myself putting it off constantly. Here are a few reasons I think I do it:

1. Other projects for clients take priority.
2. By the time I'm done with those other projects, I'm too pooped or have too many household chores to finish up.
3. It's "me" time. As people with families--especially small children--know, "me" time is often a scarcity. And if there's time, I feel guilty taking it anyway.

How do you deal with procrastination? Taking "me" time, guilt-free? Working on your own projects that may very well pay off in the end, but aren't putting food on the table right now? I need help getting the discipline it takes to finish something just for myself. And then maybe I'll get around to decorating these stark white walls with paintings...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Some Links to Past Work

Currently, my main job is writing and editing over at I take on extra projects here and there, though, so if you have something in mind you would like for me to work on, please contact me. I am most interested in copywriting lately.

Here are a few examples of work I've done in the past: This one was fun because it was a humor piece. The editors over at FlakMag are great to work with and full of good ideas. This article takes the love of chocolate and deep fried foods to a whole new level.

Looking for Clues: Here's one about working out. If you ever wanted to know how to achieve a long, lean look, here's a starting point. (Scroll down a bit to get to my article.)
Another one from Looking for Clues is Could You Find Your True Love Online? which was easy and enjoyable for me to write because, well, I did.

Writers Weekly: When I first started out, I did a lot of research about billing (obviously, since the point of writing as a career is to be able to buy a second can of beans...), so here are the results of some of my findings. Writers Weekly is the "highest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world." This piece was later listed at Media Bistro, an online job search site.

I was a guest blogger at Freelance Writing Gigs, where I discussed personality types and work habits.

I used to work with ClientTell importing patient files and updating their blog. Those guys were so much fun to work with.

Here are a few of the articles I've written for LoveToKnow:
Is It Worth Keeping Old Magazines? Interview with Cliff Aliperti of
Big Sunglasses
Nude Camping (yep--nude!)
Hipster Panties
Transformers Movie Review
Boy Short Tankini
Fake Diamond Rings

I write for a number of channels and I'm the site editor for LTK Lingerie, Sunglasses, Movies, and Buy.

Other places where you may find my work:
Birmingham Hair and Beauty Magazine
Happy News
Southern Arts Journal
ComCore21 product descriptions
Real Sex Ed Facts, a site that teaches teens the merits of safe sex
Moultrie Magazine