It looks like I finally got a bit of regular work. I say “looks like” because I’m still not quite sure the two clients in question are going to continue hiring me like they claim. I don’t think one has the money and the other is saying one thing and doing another, but I’ve gotten more work in the past week that in a while so it’s a good start.
I also didn’t get evicted yet, so I figure I’m still good for another month. They still haven’t filled the empty room in my apartment space either, which means I’m pretty sure I can make a case for my stay of execution until they’re able to find someone else.
Also my writing is back on point. I feel like I’ve found my mojo again, and could be writing better than ever before – certainly better than I was last month or even a couple weeks ago. The words come with ease and clients are raving, using words like “outstanding” and “will use again”. I even got one from word-of-mouth already.
On the unfortunate side, I have no motivation to write on this blog right now. Reddit’s moderators are being assholes and removing my posts. The 2000 word Experiment Case article has 6 views in eight days and my 1000 word review of Orphan Black has 9 views in the last two days, and 7 of those came in the few minutes it was on Reddit before the post was taken down. Part 2 of Perilous Heights has less than half the views of part 1, which seems like a pretty clear sign to me it’s not good.
So for now I’m not sure how I’m going to proceed with the blog. It doesn’t make any sense for me to prioritize it anywhere close to paid work. Even after attracting a couple thousand people with the KotOR articles, no one felt the writing was worth commenting on – and clearly not worth coming back.
I’ll continue as I feel the personal need to do so. If you want something in particular, speak up. Cause silence says you want nothing.
Hell, a simple blog article I wrote for a client got more views than my last few posts combined and was commented on in the last few days. And that site is plastered with ads with a very random name that isn’t audience-friendly.