Despite falling behind on my word goal for last week (1873 it total for the whole week) I am far ahead for this week! As of Wednesday afternoon, my total for the week is over 8000, averaging just about two thousand words per day. This has been facilitated by having new platforms to write on.
I have started writing articles for ezinearticles.com but I'm still waiting for any of the articles I've written for them to become live. For beginner members, articles take from 7-14 days to be posted live, but they are reviewed by a real person to ensure proper subject matter as well as proper formating. It's a free service that is primarily for sharing information and expanding on your ability to link and backlink. They have fairly strict rules that writers have to adhere to, which helps weed out those who aren't serious about sharing information. So far, this is a very positive platform for me, despite that it will not make me any direct money.
I made two lenses (so far) on squidoo.com and plan on adding more. This is a fun little social networking site that is fully focused on specific topics. It's fun, and very user friendly. I recommend checking it out, especially if you're looking to expand your circle of writing a little bit more. It's very easy, and is mostly automated. It's also got levels, so the more active you are on a regular basis, the more special things you can unlock, such as themes. It is also possible to make money through squidoo through advertising clicks as well as Amazon and eBay affiliates. You can also choose to donate a portion (or all) of your revenue to a charity of your choice. I'm still experimenting with this, but so far it has been a very positive experience.
I also have two articles (so far) up on helium.com. Unlike ezinearticles, helium articles post immediately with no need for any verifying before they become live. They are two separate platforms that I'm experimenting with right now. It is also a free service, however it is possible to make some money (slowly) through posting articles here through traffic. Other users can rate your article in comparison to others, and the higher your rating the higher your possibility to make money. From what I have read, it is not a quick or easy way to make money though. It is for more of a pastime and enjoyment writing, but it also expands my writing abilities and the reputation to my name on the internet.
I'll be adding direct links for my writing to the sidebar shortly, so stay tuned if you're interested.
This is just one way that I am working towards my passion of writing. It is also a very productive pastime (link) that may save or even make me money. I am all for that, as I am working on becoming self-sufficient through my writing!
Sharing my thoughts, information, and perspectives is one of my favourite things to do, so if you enjoy my writing, I hope you'll follow along!
Also, I am making preliminary motions towards having my own domain name, so that is exciting news! If you want to share your positive, negative, or helpful advice or experiences with owning a domain name, feel free to share them below!
Peace and serenity,