Wow, where does all the time go?
Actually, erm, I don’t.
Ok, moving on…
What have I been up to??? Well, apart from scratching my imaginary balls, I’ve been…
Recovering from the poetry workshop I ran at the school…
Near enough killed me. Was bloody hard work, I tell ya. But I got through it (yay, me!). There really wasn’t a lot of room for creative expression as the students had to study the work of other poets and certain techniques used. It can be difficult to get someone to peak underneath the skin of a poem to see the machinery working behind it. Studying the machinery isn’t something I particularly enjoy doing myself so I don’t blame some of the students for not being up for it. However, it was a skill they needed for their exams, so I tried to look for palatable ways to workshop it to them. Wasn’t easy. However, I hope some of them left feeling a bit more confident.
Looks like the cheque for that is winging its way to me next week (early next week, I hope). So it’s not gonna be as frustrating as the last workshop I ran in a school where I waited over 2 months to get my cheque. (memories. painful.)
I mentioned I was looking for one or two more online writing gigs. High paying.
To that end, I found out about a UK-based company that’s looking for UK and US writers. I had to send my application by email and post. Looks promising. Hope they’re for real. And if they are, hope mama gets it. Pay looks good – up to £75 per article – mmmmm (as in ‘mmmmm, nice pay’ – not ‘mmmmm, I wonder’).
Got 2 new online gigs…
– Do-follow blog commenting: Got this one via the DP forums. I get to comment on any do-follow blog I want for $0.50 a pop (has to be approved though). I don’t have to make it on niche-specific blogs which makes it a lot easier for me. I used to do paid blog commenting a while ago – not much – but it was something I quite enjoyed doing at the time, so I don’t mind getting back to it. I find the comments easy to write as I just respond naturally to them.
– Proofreading/light editing: I got this one through a UK-based company called Delegate2 – they own FreelanceWriters.info. Early days yet, so we’ll see. Pay’s $1 for every 250 words. I do like proofing so I’m glad I have the paid opportunity to do more of it.
Both will make for nice filler-type work.
Erm, so that’s me, people.
And how’s your week been?