Category: Web writing

Back in business

Crayon Writer, as you see, is pretty much finalized. I’m still tweaking it here and there, but overall it’s a success!

This week is wonderfully packed with projects. Besides the ongoing real estate project, I’m also writing for a law firm’s website, and I’m starting a book editing project.

I’m still exploring article writing. Take a look at my business’ website, www.thedakcommunications.com, and click on the “Article Writing” link. There are a few article excerpts there. In my spare time, I write articles so I can test the PLR (private label rights) market. I’ll be launching a PLR pack soon (the topic will be breastfeeding).

My daughter and I have figured out a routine that’s working for us (so far).

  1. While she watches her morning T.V. shows, I check email and do routine thing, and we play together.
  2. She goes to the sitters’ for about 5 hours. That’s when I do the bulk of my work, and she gets her nap.
  3. When she gets home, I do some light (Internet) reading, we play, do household stuff, and goof around.
  4. She goes to bed, I stay up for a few hours to work some more.
  5. And we start all over again the next day.

For now she’s going to the sitters’ 3 days a week. The rest of the days I just work when I can, but I focus more on housework and playtime. If we can thrive on this kind of schedule, life will be great!

Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride

I’m still searching for that perfect host for this blog. I actually started an account with 1&1, and realized in a few hours that it wasn’t the host for me.  I called customer service, and was on hold for 10 minutes before talking to a person. And then the representative told me I would have to recreate my bloglosing all of my posts and comments. Plus, they don’t have one-click installment of WordPress.

I’m just glad I didn’t do any work on my new account before I realized the problems.

So now I’m checking out BlueHost and AnHosting. I’ve heard good things about both, and WordPress.org recommends them.

I’m very happy with Homestead as the hosting company for my business’ website. They have great templates and it’s easy to build and update my site. Unfortunately, they don’t have blog capabilities yet. But they’re great for starting a business website quickly and easily.

In the meantime, I am now an article writer for hire. Check out the new link on my website that leads to samples of my articles. I even submitted another article to Ezine. I’m still working on my main client’s copywriting, and a new project is in the works. Things are looking up!

All of this with my daughter at home most of the time. She spends a few days at the sitters’, but only for a few hours. I still get a lot of work done during naptime, in the wee hours of the night, and early in the morning. I’m also learning to make very productive use of the time she’s not home.

New directions

I’ve been doing a lot of research about different writing avenues. I am still a copywriter for hire, but I’m also exploring blogging for pay, and Web writing. Let me know if you’re in need of any of those services.

I’m also going to move to a new host, so I can begin accepting advertisers and sponsors. My loyal readers, please use the link from my website to find this blog when it moves. I’m going to start a few more blogs as well.

Funny, I’ve never been much of a writer. That is, I never spent a lot of time writing for the fun of it. But I found out that I’m good at it, and it’s actually enjoyable.

On another note, I’ve decided against sending my daughter to daycare after all. So she’s home with me again, and at the sitters’ as well. We’ll see how it goes.