by Carly Schuna
Not to be presumptuous, Freelance Writing Jobs community, but I am guessing that you want a new blogger who’s got the hooch.
Besides the sweetest thing in the world, what exactly is the hooch? I am not trying to be dirty here, so please don’t go look up the word on the Urban Dictionary… shoot, there goes all my traffic.
But seriously, pause with me here for a moment and consider “the hooch” as the band Everything penned it.
The working day was long
And the road is grinding on…
And the simple truth so very much clearer.
Remember college literature class? Let’s deconstruct these lyrics in plain English.
When you’re a freelancer, either part-time or full-time, with kids or without, in pajamas or power suit, your working day is long. Brother (and sister), I hear you. Freelancers are like superheroes—to your family and friends, you’re Clark Kent, and all you do every day is sit around in glasses and look strapping. Behind closed (office) doors, though, you turn into Superman. As a FWJ blogger, I want do my very best to unite the superheroes in us all despite our long and arduous working days. Through the years, this community has helped elevate my own knowledge from iffy to exemplary, and I want to give back!
So yes, those working days are long. But hark! The road is grinding on… oh, yes it is. When you whistle the tune of the freelancer, it’s by choice. So I don’t want to carve a presence here to whine about bogus clients or post long, drawn-out details of experiences that apply only to me… I want to be here to make the simple truth so very much clearer. I’ll do that through my niche (and yes, I do have one, and it’s a mind-blowingly awesome one, but I can’t reveal it because I need to keep my identity secret… see, there’s the superhero motif again). Suffice it to say that I’ll give you straight-up info, always try my best to help, go out of my way to engage your creativity, never assume that I’m always right, and pledge not to waste your time with under-edited posts.
The good vibes flow from me to you
The evening turns to night
The fire and moonlight
The dance of all who came before.
Oh, yeah. Do you hear that? It’s the good vibes flowing from me to you. If you choose me as your blogger, FWJ, we will craft an elite virtual flow of information, tips, guidelines, suggestions, and perhaps a few good-natured arguments. We’ve probably got just as many newbies on this site as we have veterans, and I’m pretty sure we can learn from everyone, whether they are just beginning or have spent years doing the (freelance writing) dance.
Got it? If “it” is the hooch, I certainly do.
(P.S. I won’t begrudge you guys if you also award me a few points for my abilities to entertain and put a creative spin on topics… just sayin’.)