Sorry for dropping off the radar for a few weeks. I’ve been busy trying to understand Brighthub’s new system and getting caught up on some other articles. I was excited to receive the Top 1000 badge on Associated Content. I’ve been writing for them since late 2007. I didn’t really get super involved until 2008, but for only a little over a year of work, I’m proud of my accomplishment. It think that’s one thing freelancers should always remember. Take pride in every accomplishment. Yeah, a lucky 100 got the Top 100 badge and a handful actually received annual cash rewards and badges for their work, but at least I did something to receive recognition.
I was actually feeling kind of blah about writing lately until I saw that. It’s one of those little things that can get you motivated again. Think about the boss giving you praise at a 9 to 5 job. It’s pretty much the same thing. A nice comment, a lot of activity, or just praise from a friend or family member can help re-motivate you. Or at the very least, make you feel as if you really are making a difference with your work.
I’m using this week as a major catch up week. So many opportunities have arisen lately and I don’t want to miss a single one. I’m looking to break my record for weekly earnings this week, so wish me luck. I advise everyone to take advantage of every opportunity you can when writing, especially if you’re trying to establish your career. You never know what may happen. Who knows, you could nail a full time position or regular client, major recognition, or just a butt-load of cash. I should be back at the end of the week. I’ll have more writing prompts and an update of how the week turned out.