Okay!!I still don’t know much,but I’ve come a long way,with lots of assistance and patience, from WordPress(no,I don’t get paid,to say it!!)I was adement to start something,in the “line of” a blog,because I have so much to tell….So many stories and life experiences to share…To have 50 plus years to share,takes time and dedication.
It’s sò much different,than writing those letters back then.It’s not quite the essays,I loved in school…..You addressed your letter,to a person and a month or so later,that person replies… at long last.
You’d read it over and over, so scared of missing one piece of the puzzle.YES,puzzle.The content of a letter fits like puzzle pieces.You can only use the corners,in the spaces meant for it and it won’t fit in,anywhere else else.
A letter has it’s introduction, some ups,in between,then way up(climax)and then the end… you can’t put any of this anywhere else…..
Simple,isn’t it?Well,if you’re hoping to try and make just a small extra income,by doing things like online surveys,writing without the necessary “technology”and knowledge,to support it,think again….except,of course,if you’re as motivated as I am,to make a success of it.Blogging is unbelievably far,from writing an essay,òr building a puzzle.
- You don’t have a specific person,that you write to,but pray that you“target” the right person/s or group of readers.Someone, interested enough,in what you have to share…
- You send your letter out there,hanging in the air somewhere and hope it finds a destination,or two.
- Then you wait and wait for that “return”letter…
In December last year,during the weekend of my daughter’s wedding,we were sitting,in the lounge area,candles burning,as it was loadshedding.(See later on “surely in SA only”)Somehow,the conversation turned to my answers,I’ve given on Qora and the reviews,as local tour guide for Google.My brother asked to read some and then asked me,why I don’t consider freelance writing.He told me of a lady and her friend,that wrote “stuff”for companies,that paid quite well…why shouldn’t I be interested?To do exactly what I love and get paid…even just a small amount?Even better news;some of it,was based on my favorite favorite!!PERSONAL,at that ESSAYS ÀND to top it, some include just TOPICS!You do some research and write an essay,or story.
He got information from her,names of some companies,mosly magazines and newspapers,wìth the guide lines…..What a shock!!Talking about your niche,copy&paste, submitting your portfolio,in a certain format,and,and another and!!
It’s like a Russian speaking Greek,in Africa….so many fancy words.Some,I just couldn’t get my head around,but after the help,of my best friend Google,it is actually something totally understandable,under a “incomprehensible”techno.word,or sentence…
It gives me the chills…I realize,that I’m vèry far behind,on modern tech….but I Don’t and Won’t give up.
Hence thìs blog/site.I learn a lot from others,whom I follow and even though,I don’t know much about the “computer” keys,talk and“shortcuts” yet,but I’m getting there.Very slowly,but….
The bloggers and websites,offering free advice for “beginners don’t realize,that there are rèàlly BEGINNERS out there,like me!!!I decided to start with daily posts,to gain enough knowledge,to make this blog a success.I have faith,that it won’t be too long,before I can put something in my portfolio,to hand in and be reviewed, by companies and succeed in my blog and at that,freelance writing too…. Maybe even earn a $ or 2…?I dedicate thìs song,to others like me,that wish for just “a few dollars more….”