About the “Author” (in quotes for the time being)

On Monday the 27th of April, I completed my degree. I earned a BS in Communications (key word is BS). As a late bloomer, I took my time figuring out what I wanted to be when I grew up, so I am an older graduate. Needless to say, I’d be the oldest intern anywhere. Unfortunately, there are so few jobs in my area of California and the starting pay is ridiculous. One job quoted a salary of $31,000 for a job in PR and they wanted 4 years’ experience.  Do they realize that we live in California?  Sure, it’s not as expensive as Hawaii, but it sure feels like it sometimes!  Plus, they wrote in the Craig’s List ad that there would be additional hours after hours.  Sigh.  I know I have to start somewhere, but as far as experience goes, I have a lot of life experience but only a little communications experience. Because I am in a different stage of life than most new graduates, I think I will have to find a different way to make a living. Whatever that is should be revealed to me shortly…

Writing is something I enjoy doing and sometimes I am even proud of what I have written. I must admit that this About Me page is rather daunting, but here I still sit plugging away and trying to sum myself up in a few hundred words or less. Let’s just say that I am normal but different. I wear sneakers and practical shoes that match my outfits but deep down, I really covet the sparkly shoes some of the kids wear. I try to be a mom who provides healthy meals but then slip into my roots (and not the good ones), and serve sloppy joes, chips and canned green beans for dinner while I read, “Eat to Live” by Dr. Fuhrman. I write ‘to do’ lists and then forget where I left them. I have many great intentions but not sure how I am on daily follow-through. I kept thinking I would be better once I graduated. We shall see.

So, about the author is in quotes because I don’t feel much like an author yet, but just give me some time…


9 thoughts on “About the “Author” (in quotes for the time being)

  1. Hi! I’m Michael from ShopAtHome.com. We would like to add your email addy to our master list for purposes
    of inviting you to an Open-House at our#SaveAndSplurge party during BlogHer 11. Thanks very much!

  2. Hello. My name is Matt and I was wondering if you would be interested in me doing a guest blog post for you? Currently I write for the SpareFoot blog and I think it would be fun to do something specifically for you. Let me know if you have any interest and we will go from there. Thanks!

  3. Hello! I am also starting out as a blogger. In fact, I’ve been reading different people’s About sections to get a feel for what to include in mine! You sound a lot like me in terms of starting your writing later in life — not that you’re old (nor am I). I like the way you write — Keep up the good work. One of these days I will press my own send button to launch my blog. It’s scary!! : )

    1. Just go for it, Ellen! It takes a while to gain a readership which is perfect for when you’re just starting out. Nobody’s reading what you wrote anyway (unless you’re famous or a published author), so you can get lots of practice until you do get some breathing bodies out there in cyberspace.

      The key to getting readers is: consistency, having something interesting to read, and commenting on other people’s blogs (you’re already doing this!!).

      Ellen, if not today, then when? Go ahead and press send. The first time is the scariest and it’s all downhill after that.

      1. Thank you! I just launched it! It is sooo scary! I’ll get used to it! I’m finding that people reply in the facebook comments but not so much in the comment section of the post. Not sure how to change that,…. Maybe I’ll get it all, with time! : )

      2. There are a couple ways to get people to provide comments. One is to become part of a group of writers who support one another. I belong to a group where we put up links to our blogs, and when the writers have time, they go visit and provide comments. Some of their blogs’ readers come visit your blog, so then you get more readers and more comments. Another way to get more people to comment is to make sure that you are tweeting your blog post multiple times on multiple days.

        Hopefully those little tidbits might help you a little…??

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