As a freelance journalist and copywriter, I’ve discovered my primary goal is to make connections with people. Duh. I know. But a year into my freelancing career and I’m finally figuring out that keeping people connected is the problem I’m here to solve — and I’ve been practicing it in writing for six years.
My Writing Experience
When I went off to Scotland for my freshman year of college, I started a blog: My Flying Carpet (Flying by carpet is a rugged experience). The goal was to keep friends and family back home updated without having to retell the same stories 15 times. Even though I was in a different country, 5,000 miles aways from everyone I loved, I found that way to stay connected.
Last year, I started a monthly email newsletter called The Flash Update. I wanted to give close friends and family a direct update on what I was doing in this wild world of freelancing, where I was at the moment, and where I might be in the next month.
Both of these platforms have two things in common: 1) I’m connecting with those I care about. 2) I use an insane amount of puns.
Now, here we are and I want to help you connect with your audience. When you connect with people instead of just selling them a product, you add a relationship that’s more than money. Sure, they could probably get the same or similar products and services from five other places, but they want to support YOU. Because of who you are, who you support, and how you communicate it. And that’s where I come in.
Let’s Be Friends!
On the note of building connections, here are a few non-work related facts about me:
- I taught juggling and unicycling at a kids summer camp for four years.
- I can juggle fire.
- I’ve completed 4,462 chess puzzles (mate in one, mate in two, and mate in three) from this book over the span of three years (I did five a day every single day) — challenge me to a game of chess online!
- I’m currently training for my first half marathon.
Want to talk about chess, pass some clubs, or go on a trail run? Hit me up!