And I’m very excited because IT’S ME!
Some weeks back I started the process of being a third person. No, this isn’t because I’m going to Weight Watchers. That would actually be the process of losing the third person I’ve been carrying around in the form of excess…ummm…. Jenny.
This was actually the process of learning to write in the third person…because I was asked to submit some articles for a National Blog linking “Local Experts”. It took me awhile to figure out what I was a “Local Expert” in. And after considerable thought I realized I am really an expert in surviving an Empty Nest in Mesa, Arizona .
I had to send in sample articles which were actually a great writing discipline for me. It really stretched my brain to write in a different way. And I actually kind of liked it. So I sent them. Various people there “critiqued” them and then they gave me a green light.
I was impressed because there are all kinds of things you need to do to write for this blog…actual paperwork, background checks, and filling out independent contractor forms because you actually get paid for what you write. Kind of exciting.
So, I’m sharing this with you today for a few reasons. The first is…Click here to GO LOOK!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! I have a bio and a linkback to my personal blog and this makes me feel kinda/sorta like a “real” writer. You can’t tell in my picture but my feet are doing a happy dance.
The second reason I’m sharing this with you is because I know a lot of are looking for writing exposure. I’m not going to tell you this was a piece of cake process because it wasn’t. I am still reading “how to’s” but I like the idea of learning AP style writing and I like the idea of stretching my writing muscles. I’ve been focused on learning how to attribute pictures, use their publishing tools, and discipline my word count. But it’s fun! And it’s different! And there are a lot of learning resources available like tutorials and call-in conference calls! And I like the idea of expanding my horizons.
If you read my page and think this might be something you want to try, e-mail me (jennymatlock at cox dot net) and put “Examiner” in the subject line and I’ll tell you how to submit an application.
I don’t know where this will lead, but for me, writing is a journey and I am all about trying new paths along the way! And thank heavens this particular path is wide enough for a third person to fit beside me.
And in case I wasn’t obvious enough CLICK HERE to read my first article!
Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you!