Posted by: faultlessfinish | December 12, 2011

Just the Beginning

Dear faithful friends and followers,

I can’t thank you enough for all your support over the past two years I’ve been writing this blog. When I first started freelancing, I started “Freelancing to Freedom” as a way to record my experiences as a new freelancer. I had two followers: my mom and my dad. I didn’t want to share my words with anyone as I was self-conscious of my voice in my writing.

As time went on and I gained more confidence in my business, my writing, and myself, I started posting about bigger ideas that more people could relate to, and began sharing the blog with more people through word-of-mouth, Facebook, and Twitter. Again, to all those who have shared my blog (SUSAN TOY!), I owe you one.

There have been times this year when I’ve considered giving up on the blog. Some Mondays I would sit in front of a blank screen and wonder what I could say that would be fresh and inspiring. I worried that my words might perhaps be clichΓ©. I think it’s safe to say that every writer has these doubts. And this experience of sharing my writing with others has helped me empathize and connect with the very people I work with every day as an editor.

Writing this blog has taught me discipline. Regardless of what was going in my life, every Monday, I knew I had to post. I owed it to myself and my readers. I have connected with people, even strangers, on a level I could never have imagined through my writing. This blog has given me the opportunity to vent, to seek feedback, to share my life — and I have found so much value in this. I hope you have too.

By now, you must be thinking that this is my final post. On the contrary — not even close. However, it’s time for an upgrade. Over the next few weeks, I’d like to take the time to truly evaluate this blog and decide where I want to go with it in the years to come — new year, fresh start! ‘Tis the season for reflection. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a freelancer is that it’s vital to stay fresh, to never become stagnant. So be on the watch in the new year for a new look from “Freelancing to Freedom.”

Once again, thanks for reading, and I can’t wait to connect with you again in the New Year.

Namaste, Happy Freelancing, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year πŸ™‚

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Responses

  1. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2012! Merry Christmas and happy holidays and Namaste to you as well πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks Carrie!! πŸ™‚

  3. Will miss you while you’re away, but looking forward to fresh beginnings! (and losing the black!!!)

  4. Me too!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the nudge in the right direction!

  5. Looking forward to it. It’s somehow comforting to know that you get many of the same things from blogging that I get, and some different things, too. Sharing an experience with your clients is an interesting one I wouldn’t have thought of (I’m going to leave that preposition there, even though it gives me stress. I’m going to point it out, but I’m going to leave it there πŸ™‚ ). Enjoy the holidays!

  6. Thanks Rose, have a great holiday as well! And thanks for all your comments this year – I’ve loved being able to connect to other writers through my blog and have really enjoyed yours as well!

    No stress about the preposition – one of those “rules” that can definitely be broken once in a while πŸ™‚


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