Over the course of this week, I’ve been pushing myself to write more. Not just for this blog, but on other places as well. I started looking at freelance writing sites, and after researching about a hundred sites (not even joking!), I found two that looked promising. I’m doing this because I want to put my love for writing into action. Also, keeping the creative juices flowing in my brain keeps it from dwelling too much on my misophonia. And, if I can make a little money while I’m at it, why not?
The first legit looking website I came across is Article Document. It seemed like a good place for me to practice my writing on specific topics. Some of these topics are health, education, and fitness. If I write an article on one of the available topics and get a high enough rating, it will be published, and I’ll be able to share it. Sharing gets the article views, which will eventually earn me money. Right now, though, it’s a slow process. I recently wrote an article that didn’t get a high enough rating (7 out of 10, but I think I need an 8 and above), and I’m going to try another topic soon. I can try for the same topic after 30 days. I’m good with slow for right now, because there’s another site that I signed up for that will let me write whatever I want.
This second website is called Vocal Media. This site is more appealing to me because not only can I write about whatever I want, but whenever I want as well. Vocal Media gives writers the opportunity to post articles about things like science, arts and entertainment, news and politics, and other topics. And, the main thing that made me sign up: writers have the opportunity to post stories and share them. The more views the post gets, the more money the person makes. Furthermore, I don’t have to wait a certain number of days (as far as I know) in order to post in the same topic area again. I really like this site, and have a feeling I’ll be posting more on there than on Article Document.
I will also be using Vocal Media to bring awareness to misophonia. I submitted my introduction article “Who am I? Meet Me!” on Vocal and it has been posted on the site. You can view it here: Misophonia: Bringing Awareness Through My Experience. Now that it’s published, I have another social media outlet to post on, and reach a whole new group of people.
This is exciting. I hope it is for you, too, because this is a huge opportunity for awareness. That’s the way I see it, at least. I’m going to be writing more about things that interest me, inform more people about misophonia, and sharpen my writing skills at the same time. Writing about misophonia in general is still challenging, because it’s more than an annoyance. I have a feeling that, if (when?) people view my introduction, some are going to dismiss it. But I have hope that as I keep writing about it on Vocal–if my content is accepted–and link back to reliable resources, it will be taken more seriously and talked about more seriously.
See you next week!