Posts tagged writing
How I'm Currently Organizing My Daily Schedule

I’ve always gravitated toward a steady routine in order to feel productive throughout the day. This mentality stems from university where I really didn’t have a lot of time between classes to get my essays done.

To stay on top of everything I would schedule my months in advance and set aside specific times devoted to assignments. Doing this made it so much easier keep track of everything that was due without scrambling last minute to get it done. Needless to say, I never missed a deadline.

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Running A Freelance Business With Anna Considine

Today’s interview is with an online creative that I have been following since early 2017. Anna has been a motivating and inspiring example in the way I want to run my own business, so I thought it would be incredibly interesting to get a bit of in-depth information about her process. From mental health to the freelancing lifestyle, she has shown me the importance of authenticity and perseverance when it comes to achieving your goals.

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Simple Tips For Getting Your Freelance Writing Business Off The Ground

Starting a business isn’t easy, especially one as specific as content writing. However, there are a few simple methods that you can use to get your small business off the ground. After about two months of really focusing on growth and outreach, I’ve worked with two clients and am currently having a few other business reach out to me. While there’s always more to learn, I thought it would be helpful for anyone else going through this journey if I shared a bit of what I’ve found works best for me at the moment.

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How To Get Things Done When Your Environment Isn’t Conducive To Productivity

Moving back in with your parents during a time of significant change isn’t easy. There are a lot of moving pieces in play that can really affect the way you live your life and maintain a level of productivity that makes you feel successful and in control. Seeing as I’ve recently moved back home after almost a year of living abroad, I thought I would share some insight into how I’m attempting to reach my goals in a less-than-ideal environment. From home renovations to old familial habits rearing their heads—we all might need a bit of help when it comes to navigating stressful spaces and maintaining productivity.

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Why I Don't Subscribe To the Girlboss Mentality

It’s taken me a very long time in my freelance writing journey to consider myself “the boss”. However, at the end of the day, that’s exactly what I am and what I need to be in order to get things done. I have to be both the CEO and the employee—one guiding the other the do the work necessary to reach the end goal. The notion of being the boss in your small business was always somewhat of an afterthought for me, but with the rise of the Girlboss movement, it really made me think about how I want to approach my professional life.

I find that we are inundated with ideas of how you should be acting or thinking when it comes to being an entrepreneur, but none of them feel right for me. So I thought I would write a post about why I don’t subscribe to the Girlboss mentality in case anyone is feeling just as much uncertainty about it.

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Why You Should Be Blogging

Whether you’re a freelance business owner or just a creative person, managing a blog is one of the best things you can do for your professional and personal life. I often hear talk about how blogging is dead, but at the end of the day, blogging is just another form of communication online and that will never truly be overdone. There is always need for connection and creativity, so don’t be put off by the idea that the effort you are putting in to regular blog posts is pointless.

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Running A Freelance Business With Emily Fata From Wanderous Affair

Welcome to my new blog series all about mental health and running a freelance business! Throughout the next few months I will be hosting interviews with my favourite bloggers where they share their journeys running a business and maintaining their mental health in the process. These interviews will be released every two weeks until the foreseeable future and will have the same sets of questions until I think it’s necessary to switch them up. I am incredibly excited to share these stories and I hope they will benefit anyone else struggling with a similar journey.

Today’s guest is a close and personal friend of mine, Emily Fata from Wanderous Affair.

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What Working From Home Actually Looks Like

Let’s face it, working from home is great if you’re an introvert like I am. There was nothing more luxurious and comfortable to me than the thought of leaving my 9-5 office job and working from home, creating my own hours, and just doing what I wanted with my time. While I can still agree that there isn’t any other work lifestyle I would enjoy as much, there are a few aspects about working from home that I didn’t expect. It wasn’t until I started experiencing them for myself did I recognize that, no matter what, nothing will ever be ideal and you should always manage your expectations when it comes to finding the right path for you.

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How To Get Into Journaling If You Don't Know Where To Start

I recently watched a YouTube video by Matt D’avella about journaling for 30 days straight. While I’m always the first to encourage someone to journal as much as they can, there were a few points he made and approaches he took in his challenge that I didn’t really agree with. For one, he made journaling sound like exercise in the sense that you have to do it every single day to get the results you want otherwise you’re wasting your time. He also limited his journaling to only 10 minutes in order to be able to do it every day and I think that defeats the entire purpose of the practice. For today’s post I wanted to somewhat counteract the points he made while also offering some advice to those who want to start journaling regularly, but don’t really know where to start or feel too intimidated by the process.

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The 3 Basic Steps Of Becoming A Freelance Writer

I am by no means an expert when it comes to running a freelance business or even really knowing all the twists and turns that come along with the title. I’m (in my mind) only a month in to being officially a content writing business owner, however, I have learned a few basic things about the process in my previous 2 years of freelance writing. Not to mention the countless hours I’ve spent researching every minute detail that goes into getting setup and started so that the business can be as effective as possible.

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3 Necessities When You Work From Home

Anyone who knows me knows that working from home is the dream for me. Having access to a personal washroom, a kitchen with all your favourite food, and a comfy couch to sit on for your lunch break are just a few of the perks of running your own business and working remotely. However, after months of being within the same four walls for both work and personal time, I’ve learned that there are a few necessities you should have to make the experience that much more comfortable and efficient.

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I'm Starting A Newsletter!

After years of hearing about the importance of starting a newsletter I decided it was time that I hopped on that bandwagon. It seems like everyone and their mother has a newsletter right now, but for a long time I never really understood what the point of one was if I was running a blog and putting out free content. However, after a bit of research and listening to a few podcasts about them later, I now understand that the easiest and most effective way to build a community and really connect with people online through my blog is by reaching out via email.

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My Blogging Regrets

I’ve been blogging on and off since 2015, but it took me a fairly long time to really focus on growing it as an online platform. While my blog isn’t how I make money, it is necessary for someone who writes for a living to showcase their work and writing style. At the moment, I think I’ve gotten into a pretty good flow with my blog, but there are still many regrets I have about how I’ve treated it in the past. If you’ve gone through a similar blogging journey, I’d love to hear about it because I know I’m not the only one out there that doesn’t really know what they’re doing with their online presence.

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Why I (Sometimes) Suck At Being Productive

Productivity isn’t always easy for me, especially when I’m in a loud or disruptive environment. This is one of the reasons why I don’t thrive in offices—there’s just too much going on and I get distracted very easily. I need to be able to sit in silence, put my head down, and get work done. Unfortunately, that isn’t always my situation and I often find myself succumbing to distractions that are preventing me from achieving everything I want to. For today’s post I wanted to talk a bit about why it’s sometimes hard for me to be as productive as I would like to and what might be a good solution for anyone else that is struggling with this too.

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4 Useful Podcasts If You're Starting A Freelance Writing Business

This past year has been a rollercoaster for me and, what I now consider, my business. I didn’t start off thinking that the freelance writing I was doing was in any way, shape, or form a business or that I was an entrepreneur, but the more time I’ve spent researching it and learning about what goes into doing it successfully the more I realized how naive I’ve been. Freelancing is not for the faint of heart—there is no steady paycheque, no health benefits, no one behind the scenes managing all the minute details and technicalities.

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Why Blogging Regularly Isn't Easy

I haven’t been the most consistent blogger out there and my inability to stick to a schedule has always upset me. However, throughout my years of on-and-off blogging, I’ve realized that it isn’t as easy to do it regularly as some people might have you believe. While it is something I love to do and, in a way, is my hobby, sometimes I just can’t find the energy or inspiration to do it. So, for today’s post I wanted to talk a little bit about why blogging regularly isn’t always easy.

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4 Things To Consider Before You Turn Your Hobby Into A Profession

Turning your hobby into a career might sound like the ultimate dream (and I’ll admit, it is), but it’s not always as simple as it seems. I’ve known since high school that I wanted to be a writer and after having pursued that career dream for the past year and a half, I can confidently say that it’s not all peaches. Sure, you’re doing what you love, but sometimes the reason you love it is because it isn’t “work”. Seeing as I’ve recently had a work transition into magazine-style writing (very different from my the technical writing I was doing before) I thought it would be helpful to share my experience transforming my hobby into a career.

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Things Are Changing...Again

If you read my blog regularly then you might have noticed that my weekly number of posts has decreased significantly since the beginning of the year. That’s because things have been changing for me, somewhat rapidly, in the last few weeks. Change is something I always tend to fear and move away from, but I also know that at times it’s necessary in order to get from where I am to where I need to be. My recent motto during tough moments throughout the day where I feel my anxiety spiking is “the only way out is through”, forcing me to understand that there isn’t always a loophole to void the shitty things in life. Sometimes you need to just push through to the other side.

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