Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Journalism Jobs and Writing Inspiration

Chris Bibey over at chrisblogging.com had a useful mini-review of journalismjobs.com the other day. I thought I’d check it out and see if I wanted to add it to my sidebar list of places to look for freelance jobs. There wasn’t a link in the above post, but if you want to look into it yourself, it’s right where you’d expect it.

The jobs that I looked at were out of my league, at least for the time being. I don’t have the experience or the time necessary. There are, however, a lot of jobs there. It’s motivating to think that someday I could apply for one, if I can ever get myself started. I don't think it quite fits into the sidebar list, though. Maybe in a few years.

In the mean time, I’ll keep writing and build up the expertise I'll need. That reminds me - I finally got an offer on my latest urban sprawl article at Associated Content. Of course I’ll post a link as soon as it’s live.

I’ve been having trouble coming up with good articles over the past month or so. I went looking for some help and found advice and tips all over the web. If you need some inspiration and guidance, take a look at Roy Jacobsen at Writing, Clear and Simple. He had some great advice on finding inspiration for articles and blog content. I need to start using some of these tricks. I tend to start writing in my head when I’m sitting at a stop light or standing in line at the bank. Maybe I should try remembering that my mp3 player and my cell phone have voice recorders!

Ai - I forgot to mention that I am submitting my blog to Blogging Fusion. It's yet another blog listing, but it provides a lot of information so that you can really specify what you blog is about. Hopefully that means that I can then find more blogs to read!




Hi. Thanks for the great, and I do mean great, articles. It's always nice to come across a site wherein the articles are written in a concise and articulate manner. I think you're underestimating yourself regarding the journalism job. Perhaps it's the time and not the experience that is keeping you from forging ahead? Best to you.



Wow, thanks for the boost! It's both the lack of time and the lack of courage that are keeping me from leaping in with both feet. If I were already independently wealthy I'd have been a published author long since. As it is, those pesky children keep insisting on being fed, clothed, and housed. LOL