Craigslist Ad of the Day

Possibly the Worst Freelance Writing Job Ad of All Time

Here on the Other Stuff blog, I occasionally like to share with you some of the most ridiculous ads I find calling for freelance writers. Usually, these ads are poorly written, offer little to no money, or really don’t care about the quality of the work to be done. The following, however, hits the trifecta. I can say one thing for it, though. It’s hard to work up too much ire when the whole thing is only two lines long. Here is the description, in it’s entirety: “I am looking for freelance article writers who can write small articles of [Read more…]

Craigslist Ad of the Day – The "Deb Has No Words" Ad

Honestly. There are no words… Reply to: Date: 2009-01-11, 4:34PM EST Hello. My name is Richard. I’m a born and raised New Yorker, who is in the middle of writing a play, which (knock on wood) should be up in June. The story entails a woman in a Real Estate Office who feels as if she’s been sexually harassed by one of her “superiors” (a male coworker). The back end of her character is she is a repeated victim of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse as a child. This, in turn, drives her to have many unresolved issues, with men [Read more…]

10 Things You Could Be Doing Instead of Reading this Blog Post

10 Things You Could Be Doing Instead of Reading this Blog Post

by Deb Ng Don’t get me wrong. I love that so many of you visit our blogs every day and I hope you continue to visit. After all, we’re a great place to network and find leads, especially now with our new forum. However, I’m also aware that we’re a great place to procrastinate as well. I’m not trying to scare you away,  without you there wouldn’t be us. However, if you find you’re only here because you have no other writing tasks, I’d like to offer you a list of things you can do with your spare time. Troll [Read more…]

Craigslist Ad of the Day: An All Caps Alert

Craigslist Ad of the Day: An All Caps Alert

I apologize in advance for the harsh treatment your eyes are about to receive: TALENTED FREELANCE NEEDED FOR A BIG PROJECT (Midtown East) Reply to: Date: 2009-01-04, 7:32PM EST THIS IS FOR A NEW SOCIAL SITE SITE WILL INCLUDE, GOSSIP AND REAL NEWS ON SPORTS,MUSIC,TV,MOVIES THIS IS A REAL SITE AND WILL OPERATE ON A LEVEL OF TMZ/THISIS50.COM THIS WEBSITE WILL REQUIRE AGGRESSIVE DEDICATED WRITERS WHO WILL NEED TO TAKE EVERYDAY EVENTS AND WRITE ABOUT THEM IN AN INTERESTING WAY WITH A PIC OR PICS INCLUDED YOU WILL RECIEVE A REAL CONTRACT TO WORK ON THIS SITE,THIS CONTRACT WILL GURANTEE [Read more…]

Do You Follow for the Sake of Following?

Do You Follow for the Sake of Following?

by Deb Ng It’s no secret I have plenty of followers. It humbles me to know there are so many people interested in what I have to say or that I tell funny little stories about my dog. At least I hope that’s why you follow me, I’d hate to be followed just for the sake of being followed. Let me explain… Recently I received several friend requests on Facebook and some follows on Twitter that have me scratching my head. For instance, the person who told me I was a fake and a phony two years ago, and the [Read more…]

Craigslist Ad of the Day: The "I'm So Interesting I'm a Book AND a Movie" Ad

Craigslist Ad of the Day: The "I'm So Interesting I'm a Book AND a Movie" Ad

by Deborah Ng Thanks to Terrece for passing on the link to this gem. How interesting is today’s advertiser? Very, very important: Looking for a writer/editor for my book (Columbus, ohio) Reply to: Date: 2008-11-27, 12:07AM EST I’m writing a very interesting life story about my childhood. I’m looking for someone who is willing to work with me finalizing the book, and share the profit when the book starts to sell. I believe this book can make a great movie; thus, the profit potential is high. If you’re interested email me, and we can take it from there. * Location: [Read more…]

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