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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Something that makes my stomach tie in knots

You know how I've spent years saying, "I'm a writer"?

You know how there's not much proof of that?

Well here's what happened to me this week. My friend suggested I apply to be a freelance writer for Demand Media. I thought, "Ha! I have nothing to show for myself; there's no way I could ever get that job." I forgot about the suggestion and went on my way, making absolutely no money and scraping by on my husband's income. After all, what's a girl with no portfolio to do?

My dad came over last week and said something about applying for the Demand Media job. "Oh yeah," I said, "I forgot about that! Maybe I'll take a shot at it..."

In the process, I discovered Bright Hub, a website with (pretty much) the same purpose, also hiring freelance writers. I applied, held my breath for three days, and was accepted as a writer for the Infants/Toddlers channel.

Do you know what that means? That means someone considers me a WRITER. Someone other than myself! Someone was willing to put MY name on their website with the title "writer" underneath. And I swear I'll prove them right if it's the last thing I do. It also means that someone thinks my experience as a mother is worth sharing, which is pretty awesome. It also means that I got my first job that relates to my career goal.

!!!!

Gotta go... learning to navigate the website and generate income is kind of a job all in itself for a beginner like me! Anyway, you can find my new Bright Hub writer profile here. (Also in the sidebar under "More From Me".)

2 comments:

  1. That's amazing!! Congrats, Aubrey!

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  2. OMG aubrey!!!! Im soooo proud of you! And just FYI, I have always thought of you as a writer!! xoxo

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