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Less Becoming A Grownup, More An Update

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

You may have noticed a new kind of post turn up the other day here on The Cheap Ferret. For those who missed it, here it is

What’s the purpose of this, you may ask? Well, as part of my ongoing mission to Become A Grownup, I am trying to gain some freelance work with PR companies, providing copywriting and proofreading services. I’ve already done a bit of this in the past, but I want to do more and ultimately turn it into a job.

I’m rather inexperienced in the field of marketing and PR, but I do believe I have the ability to write well within that field, particularly in people-oriented businesses. It’s also something I’m just enthusiastic about and can talk about with some degree of knowledge. I may not be an expert, but I am willing to learn and I want to succeed and find work in this field, as part of my ultimate goal to become a freelance writer for a living.

So it’s up to me to prove that I have some idea what I’m talking about. I need to prove that I can write well and I need to prove that I have an interest in marketing. Good news! I already have a blog that I’m making a big push towards updating more regularly, so why don’t I add a new feature where I talk about marketing issues by relating them to big business news stories? Yeah, that’s a fantastic idea, and it’s exactly the kind of thing a functional adult would come up with!

But it’s also part of my aim to bring everything together a little better. This week I’m going to experiment with reblogging SvTM reviews over here on The Cheap Ferret, as a way of better linking the two together. I am still trying to come up with a way to connect the blog to my YouTube channel as well, so Gaming Wednesday connects up permanently with gaming videos over there, but I still don’t know what I want to do with that channel yet.

That said, the issue I discussed in that marketing post is also making that integration easier. If I do come back with videos on gaming, I will be redirecting everyone to comment on the Gaming Wednesday post, with the video embedded in the blog post, since any future videos will have comments disabled since I simply cannot figure out why or how to use Google Plus. It’s absolutely terrible.

You might wonder what all this has to do with Becoming A Grownup. Simply put, this is how I aim to improve my output and ultimately my promotion. If everything’s all centred around this here blog, it’ll be easy to find everything else I do. As I get fiction out there, that’ll all be linked around here too.

I still need to work on the procrastination issue I raised a couple of weeks ago, but I’m slowly making progress. I have been a bit slow with getting stuff done today, so that’s disappointing, but I am still aiming to improve on that as the week progresses.

And I hope I do progress, because the next thing I’ll be aiming to improve is my ability to be sociable and friendly and chatty and stuff. More on that when it happens.

So that’s all for this week. Pretty short one, I know, and it’s more a general “here’s what happened on the blog” than anything self-improvement related, but it serves its purpose.

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