Online-writer

Life as it is – Working as an online writer

Close look on life as an online writer

The notion of working online was not my initial plan. If I really wanted to work with computers, programming, etc., I should have taken a computer or IT-related course after graduating from high school. Unfortunately, I took up a health-related course, specifically nursing.

On my current status, I can say that the course I took up in college was able to make my online work an easier task to handle day by day. Since I have always been engrossed with anything about computers and basic programming or software, I was able to slowly learn the ropes of blogging (or let’s say most of the basics). Still on a mission to further enhance my skills (on the search for useful sites for further guides and enhancement on related skills).

If you are wondering what my work is all about – it is simply blogging.

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If I really wanted to work with computers, programming, etc., I should have taken a computer or IT-related course after graduating from high school.

Well, let’s say that it’s blogging with a purpose (of course, this is my way to earn money, to further develop my writing skills and make the most out of the nursing skills and knowledge I gained from school and experience in the field).

What my work is all about?

If you think that writing is easy – well, better think again. Actually, some might end up with a blank page in Microsoft Word or a piece of paper (I oftentimes end up in this situation), not knowing how to start. The key is to choose a focus to write on. In my case, since my work is mainly focused on first aid and health, I can choose any of the its related topics as my focus for the week.

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Actually, some might end up with a blank page in Microsoft Word or a piece of paper, not knowing how to start

I select topics that I can relate to or something that I have experienced or handled before. Once this step is done, that is where writing starts until I can complete my quota for the week. After completing my work, I have to ensure that they are free from plagiarism (I use Copyscape Premium) to check my work. It comes at a price but the site will guarantee that your published articles do not have any similar phrases or sentences from other sources.

Do I need an inspiration?

Actually, the fact that writing is my source of income is enough as a motivation to keep writing. Aside from being work, writing helps expand my perspective and allows me to learn new information (of course, health-related topics).

What do I do during “free time”?

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The “free time” that I’m referring to is the time where I take a break from writing or research.

The “free time” that I’m referring to is the time where I take a break from writing or research. This is the time where I take a peek on social media sites such as Facebook, check on emails, catch up on the latest Funko pops available in the market, check on the beauty products on sale or reading articles from a variety of sources.

These activities can be considered as a distraction or a bonus. I can call them as a distraction because once I get preoccupied with Facebook (especially checking on Funko Pops) or browsing through a site that sells beauty products, it eats up a lot of time that should be spent on my work. So far, I was able to curb down this “free-time” to a minimum or do so when I’m already done with my work.

Being updated with the “latest” in what I love is definitely a boon, in my case that is. Of course, spending time on my “free time” must have limits or else I could not finish my work for the day.

 

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Make the most out of your talents!

There you have it – an overview on what my online work is all about. If you are planning to work online as a writer/blogger, it all depends on what truly interests you whether photos, arts or product reviews.

Feel free to share any insights on blogging or working online or any suggestions that you might want to share.

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The only child

Is it lonely because you have no siblings to bond with or you simply find yourself all alone in your room playing with your toys?

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The only child – playing all alone and board games seems to be a trivial issue on who to play with.

Depending on the household you grew up, being the only child surrounded by adults can be both a blessing and a sad reality. It can be blessing since you have all the attention that children crave for but the sad part is that you are the only child.

Are you the only child in the family? Well, count me in.

Let me introduced myself – a so-called only child with adults and dogs as playmates as a child. Might be labelled as a spoiled brat by “some” but it is inevitable. You cannot blame others if that is how they see me.

What are the perks?

As the only child in the household, there were advantages as far as I can recall. I was literally the “baby” of everybody. Almost all the things that I need were given, but not all (as opposed to being called a “spoiled brat”).

In simple terms, I was lucky to be given all the necessities in life with some of the bonuses of toys and other trinkets children love to indulge in. As an adult now, I am truly thankful for everything that my family has given to me.

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Playtime with toys

Downsides

Well, as stated earlier, I was the only child – thus I played on my own (occasionally accompanied by adults but it was different if there was another child I can play with). I had a variety of toys to keep me amused all day (Barbie, Polly Pocket, Lego bricks, dinosaur figures, etc.) and my so-called playmates at that age (a German Shepherd dog).

If compared to the childhood of other children, I can describe mine as deficient in terms of playmates since I was the only child. As you can see, I amused myself with my toys and until I reached the age where I dabbled on computers. It was then that I learned how to use one at an early age (4 years old). My engrossment to the early computer games led to my first head injury where I fell off my chair and my head had to undergo an X-ray to check if there are any problems. Luckily, I was okay and my childhood adventure continued.

What was your childhood like?

For those who are the only child in the family, feel free to share what your childhood was like. 🙂