I have always wanted to write. I guess that’s why blogs appeal to me. A couple of years ago I overshot and applied to be an About.com expert. I knew it was a long shot as the area of expertise was law, and I was a student in paralegal studies, but you never know unless you try, right?
Shortly thereafter I came across Suite101.com and have had it in my mind since to apply to write there. Well, after two years, I finally mustered the initiative to apply, and I did apply. Just found out today that I have been “accepted”. Of course, being accepted to write and writing for web publication are two separate issues…. Suite101 is a professional site and as such employs editors for each of the specialty areas they support. That’s exciting because I will be able to develop my voice as a writer with professional guidance and support. It’s also intimidating because whatever I write will have to meet professional standards and be original enough to warrant “clicks” in order to receive payment.
Nevertheless, I am excited to begin this new journey. I am not setting my expectations too high: I won’t be quitting my day job! Yet, I will be setting some short and long-term goals for writing and publication.
My intent is to write on those topics with which I am most familiar: education, mental health, and the impact of law on both of those areas. If you have a suggestion for something you would like to see researched and written about, please let me know…I am always interested in feedback and input!