Blog of the Day!

January 8, 2012


Hooray!

One of my most recent writing endeavors involves a new blog at Patch.com, which has been selected as Cleveland Heights’ Blog of the Day!

The article goes over the basics of eating to beat the winter blues and also gives some suggestions on local places to eat said deliciousness.  Righteous.  Check out the full-length article here, and thanks for reading!

 

Guest Blog Posts

November 19, 2011


As promised, here is the beginning list of my posts, as accepted by these awesome blogs.  Check them out, and explore the rest of the content on these very cool sites.  Let me know what you think!  Most of them are about eating to beat the winter blues, eating to have healthier skin, and even writing as therapy!  Happy reading!

Lil Veggie Patch

Anastasia Pollack

JerseyBlonde

Style Me Swanky

My Perfect Line

HealthAdvice4Life

Your Lighter Side

Read to find out how to eat and write your way to a healthier you!

 


So I officially made my first post on wikiHow, and had to learn the wiki formatting all over again. It was a bit painful at first, but I eventually worked it out and now I’m just pleased I can put wiki skills on my resume!

I literally spent hours and hours on the Lose Weight Fast article, tightening it up, revising it, adding relevant content and removing irrelevant info, and lo and behold, I got a thumbs up from another member!

Lose Weight Fast

by Michelle Meiklejohn

Then about two seconds later someone reverted all 20 painstaking edits back to the original.

First, I cried. Then I remembered all changes are stored in the wiki page histories. And THEN, I found out that newbies’ changes automatically get undone to prevent edits like the one I saw earlier in the history of the page (someone had erased the article and put something along the lines of “I just saw a chippermunk outside!”).

I suppose their regulations are there for a reason, after all…

Anyway, I revved up my profile a tad and made sure my future edits wouldn’t be rolled back – then fixed up the article again, making the info actually fit the title of the piece. I suppose we’ll see how long these changes last!

All in all, it was an exciting foray into the adventurous land of Oz. Or wikiHow. Either way, I brushed up on my wiki skills and learned a lot about European weight loss body wraps and the HCG diet! Priceless. 🙂

Hourly Contract Work

October 10, 2011


I had been a bit afraid of trying out an hourly job on Elance, primarily because they are normally for virtually no dinero.  But recently I took a stab at it and won the bid, and it has been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve done on Elance.com to date.

Looking forward to doing more in the future. In the meantime, I’m happy to keep working on my list of pregnancy and nutrition articles – being a freelance writer means I get to learn a ton of stuff and get paid for it!

Can’t beat it.