A while ago I took up the postaday 2011 challenge of commenting daily on my blog with mixed results. I didn’t manage to write something everyday, but most days I did manage to type a few words on something. The whole reason for setting myself a task like that was to force myself to spend more time writing, to practice and to develop my skills as a writer and in retrospect I think that I managed to do just that. Along the way I picked up a few new followers which is gratifying in light of the fact that just over a year ago when I started this blog I really wondered if anyone would even read it. Thankfully this wasn’t the case and through these pages I have managed to connect with a lot of interesting people from all over the world and now consider myself a seasoned blogger. But on the flip side, I have developed my writing portfolio into a large compendium of work and whilst I haven’t thought of it as being of much value outside of this blog and the few other places that I have posted others have been more enthusiastic about it and have inspired me to look to writing more seriously. Just perhaps my passion (or one of them) could become my profession! Maybe I could live the dream!
So I have been chasing work as a writer and many of you may have noticed the new widget in the right side bar advertising my services as a writer of articles and blog posts. Sure its not the most exciting writing work that there is but to me it is the doorway to bigger and better things. And, what’s more, it is working. I have actually had some paying jobs in my newly chosen line of work- as a copy writer. Whilst many authors might look down on such lowly writing tasks as this I feel that the challenge of writing about new things every day, quickly and with good grammar will only improve my skills and the information that I am gathering with each new assignment is invaluable. After all, no knowledge is useless.
So if you have something that you want to say and you need someone to put it into the right words for you then check me out at my new cyber-office.