Grammarly vs. ProWritingAid vs. Hemingway

We could all use a little less editing in our lives, amirite? It is super frustrating to spend hours working on an article or post and feel proud of it, only to get an email with “Revision Request” or “Rejected” in the subject line. Or maybe your work is full of comments in the marginsContinue reading “Grammarly vs. ProWritingAid vs. Hemingway”

It’s a Numbers Game

I love numbers. That’s not to say I love math or am good at math. I enjoyed statistics when I understood it (if you attend college and are struggling with a subject, workshops are the best). I loved algebra, too. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I specifically love numbers divisible by five. ThisContinue reading “It’s a Numbers Game”

UpWork, Fiverr, and Freelancer

Which one is the best? There are so many job or “gig” brokers out there, it’s hard to find the right one. I have used UpWork, Freelancer, and Fiverr, and all three have pros and cons. But which one is best?  Is there a best? I will share my experience with each. UpWork I have beenContinue reading “UpWork, Fiverr, and Freelancer”

Content Mills

Like many, many writers struggling to gain experience and an online presence, I was a victim of more than one content mill. It happens to people in all industries and it’s a disgusting practice that will never go away, unfortunately. What’s a content mill? In a nutshell, content mills are basically brokers. They have theContinue reading “Content Mills”

Sex and the City

I’ve been working on my site and trying not to freak out too much over the fact that one of my contracts will be completed soon. I really, really don’t want to go back to transcription. I like it well enough (eh, not really true anymore), but doing it for over 12 years has takenContinue reading “Sex and the City”

New Disability Question on Applications

I have been filling out applications and submitting resumes like a son of a gun and I’ve noticed something. I use Indeed, LinkedIn, and ProBlogger for job searching. Some of the available jobs allow you to apply on those sites, or you follow a link and apply from the employer’s site. Anyway, several jobs IContinue reading “New Disability Question on Applications”

Discouraged

Well, still eating popcorn! Hubs is all, “I’m worried about you; you’ve had four bags of popcorn in a week and nothing else.” We’ve been together for nearly 11 years; I don’t know why he’s so shocked. Come to think of it, he didn’t/doesn’t see a lot of stuff because I was the most myselfContinue reading “Discouraged”