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How do I blog?

I decided a long time ago that a 9-5 job just wouldn’t work for me. I’m a free spirit! I need to work from home so that I can travel and sit in coffee shops and only work when I get good and ready. I mean it really seems like the perfect solution. I never had anything that I ‘wanted to be when I grew up.’ I have had exactly one job that lasted longer than my usual 9 months (and it was bartending.) I have a fun and quirky voice (according to my mother.) YouTuber! Freelance writing! Blogging! Novelist! All of these are very good options. (On another subject, how did people plan their stay-at-home careers before Pinterest?)

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I often feel like I have good ideas that I would like to write about. But, I’ve never taken any classes on writing, I don’t have any experience writing, I don’t even have a very big Twitter following. How could I make a viable career out of writing? The answer is, I probably won’t. My sister has a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in English, and a Master’s degree in Library Science. If that girl isn’t making it as the writer in the family, I certainly won’t. But, I do have a sociology degree and a can-do attitude! Well, that’s not really true. My can-do attitudes usually last for an hour or so and then I have to take a break and watch SVU for four hours.

How do people do this? There are tons of blogs I’ve read about how to start freelance writing, and here’s a list of all the places you can freelance for! All you need is a portfolio and references and all the time in the world and we’ll give you $50! I think the word ‘beginner’ means something different to Pinterest than it does to me. Maybe I’ll try writing some personal essays. I’ve got a few good drunken college stories. Those are hard to come by right? I’ve got a semi-great idea for a novel/screenplay and absolutely zero idea on how to start that. I do have a tiny book called 300 Writing Prompts. That has to be groundbreaking, right?

Also just found a “blog post” I wrote a little back in 2015 when I first decided I was going to make it as a blogger. I can see how much I’ve grown. For example, I no longer work at a bar! I’ve actually had two jobs since then (ouch.) And I fulfilled the wish I expressed at the beginning of this post. I do not have a 9-5 job!

I’m unemployed, please send help.

12 thoughts on “How do I blog?

  1. I don’t know if there’s really a right or wrong way to do things. Just go with what you like, take some chances and work a few crappy jobs along the way until you know what you want and how to make it happen (or at least that’s what I’ve been told, and it’s working alright so far). I was working random jobs for a few years, and its only in the past few months I’ve kinda (loosely) made myself a little plan of how to work for myself one day…after gaining some experience from 9-5 jobs (which I’m not a fan of either).Try a bunch of things and see where it takes you 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!! That makes me so happy 🙂 I think we can do it 😉

  2. I just started my blog, staying passionate about what I was writing and true to myself and my personality. Eventually I actually got an offer for a parttime ghost writing position that I still hold to this day, where I write articles each day and get paid for them. I keep blogging because I also have income from that side as well, and combining the various activities allows me to work from home and pay the bills!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

    1. That’s amazing!!! That’s pretty much the dream for me 🙂 how did you find the ghostwriting position?

      1. My boss discovered me through a blogger FB group – just keep networking and keep producing quality content and you increase your chances of being discovered by the right person!

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