Building My Writing Portfolio

Hello all, so what did we learn today?

I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading the past few days. As I keep looking for ways to keep myself going and coming up with new ideas, I’m finding that one of the main things I need to do is have an active writing portfolio. Now with all the writing I did back in the day, you’d think I’d have a nice little page put together filled with links to all my previous pieces. Well,  you’d be wrong.

Here’s the thing. All my previous work was published under my former last name. Now, I need to start building my portfolio under my current sir name. Easier said than done. I have to figure out how to get some new pieces written, but how.

I’m thinking about going back to where it all started all those years ago and start writing for a couple of those mass blogging/mass article sites. Now I know those sites are all geared toward getting people to click on the Google ads, but it’s also a great way to get a few things published so bigger companies can see what it is that I do and whether or not I’m right for their needs.

There was a time when I was a member of about 10 or 15 of those sites, but I  don’t even know if half of those sites are still up and running. I’ve stopped by a couple others, such as Squiddo, but they’ve been bought by another company and I can’t access my work.

Rather than thinking that I might be beat, I’m going to just start over and get a few pieces published at the sites I know I can get into. I’m not expecting to make a lot of money in the process, but if I do happen to make a little here and there, I’ll consider that a win.

My only obstacle now is to come up with some new ideas on which to write. It will depend on which site I write for as to what I end up writing. I might do something about raising grandchildren for one site and ways to use Pinterest to come up with ideas on another. Now to find right sites.

Happy writing. 🙂

 

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