“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamouring to become visible.“- Vladimir Nabakov
I showed a friend some travel pics a while ago and he asked, “Why aren’t these, and stories of your adventures, on your blog?”
I guess it’s safe to say, I’ve been busy. It may be true, but it’s probably a bit of a cheat.
Lazy? Perhaps a little.
Unsure if maintaining this blog was really necessary? Definitely.
I’ve recently come to the realization that promoting yourself is not only necessary, it’s rather critical for a freelance writer. Letting people know who you are and your specialties is important – especially if one your niches is something like enjoying the outdoors through self-powered travel. It can be a somewhat small market for a writer.
That being said, here goes a toot or two – and no, you don’t need to stand back from the monitor!
- I’ve got a hiking article on Italy set for online publication in September.
- Several weeks ago I received feedback from my spring continuing education travel writing course at Mount Royal University – and this, copied directly by staff from comment sheets, is what the students said:
What did you like about the course?
- Megan was very well prepared, knowledgeable, provided a great deal of relevant information and resources
- That Megan encouraged so much class participation – we all critiques each other’s work.
What changes would you like to have made that would improve the course?
- Nothing it is great
- I liked it as is
- Nothing at all – WOW!
- Megan was informative, knowledgeable, humorous, helpful, encouraging.
I may be blushing, but I’m also focused, knowing that what I say can have an impact and that what I write can be useful to others.
What about you, do you think it’s important for your writing and work to have an impact?