I have kept a running journal most of my life. Sometimes I just physically feel a need to write, and other times I have thoughts I want to mull over and I am not ready to share the information with another person. Many times I don’t want to forget the details of something notable that happened.
I currently write professionally and incorporate blogging because it is what I enjoy doing and it fills that urge to compose. There seems to be a great need for both personal and professional content writing for online platforms. I attend network events and find small business owners struggling with creating a website and then keeping the content both current and engaging. I offer to take some of that off their plate. My business is small and I can sympathize with their plight in marketing themselves. Blogging gives me a way to share my skills and ideas, contribute and connect with people anywhere in the world, and earn a living doing what I love. At the moment, I have more than one blog to accomplish that goal and that provides many topics to cover.
Topics for Scribe Syndicate
For my business site, Scribe Syndicate, I write about many different topics, but try to keep the blogroll based on marketing, advertising, writing tips and ideas, and simplified ways of creating a website using basic tools. I will sometimes link my site’s article library for additional information on projects I’ve done for other people. They can request this when they are looking for ways to use backlinks or capture page download information. It provides mutual traffic. I will also do a guest blog article for the same reason and may ask for one in return. By learning to maximize my own visibility, I am able to help other clients and bloggers.
Topics for Travel the Sphere
For my travel site, Travel the Sphere, I want to post about travel and how it can expand your world view. Americans don’t travel as much as the rest of the world since we have the fewest vacation days of any first world culture. That is upsetting to me. I am curious by nature and love learning new things. Opportunities to explore the world are first on my list once I feel secure enough in my ability to work remotely. If I wait for the perfect time and financial scenario, I will never do it. I have to be able to earn while I’m traveling and I want to find like-minded people and help them do the same.
Topics for Lifestyle Entrepreneur
For my client, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, this is a very similar goal. He gets into the sharing economy, gig jobs, and direct-selling avenues that can allow people to travel and still earn a living. He often focuses on people of retirement age who need additional income streams since the economy bottomed out in 2008.
I want to connect with other writers, other travel enthusiasts, people attempting to earn a living through their blogs, and those who believe that they should focus on what makes them happy, healthy, and uniquely spiritual about life. It’s important for me to find and help people who can’t or don’t express themselves through writing and help them overcome the barrier of publishing thoughts and ideas personally and professionally online. Millennials seem to do it naturally, but the rest have past experiences that have taken them through several stages of technology and have navigated around different comfort levels with online communication. There is an abundance of new opportunities, but you have to understand the new process of engaging in order to take advantage.
I hope to have a stable income that allows and even requires me to travel. I hope to be part of a group of individuals who stay connected based on finding natural talents and skills that make their quality of life a primary focus. I hope my own writing will impact that process and, if travel is part of the goal, I can aid in that effort as well.
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