The Importance of Giving Back

So I know I’ve only been doing this full time entrepreneur thing for a month, but it has come time to take a break. Am I giving up? Absolutely not! I’m loving this whole writing thing! However, instead of quickly jumping into the deep water and losing sight of where I’ve come from, I am going to take a moment to give back.

So for the month of September, I am putting all new clients on hold to lend my talents to some causes that need them. What this means for you, dear readers, is that for a short while, I will be scaling back on my postings so that I can focus on these other projects short term.

It also means that I will not be taking on any new clients the month of September.

My two causes will be on Gifted Education and Dystonia.

I will be tweeting on these topics as well as posting on them at:

Blog on Gifted Education in America

Blog on Dystonia

I will also be donating my services this month (guest blog posting) for a donation to my son’s GoFundMe Campaign.

Thank you and I appreciate you taking the time to read!

Writing What I Love – Why I Have a Niche

Writing What I Love – Why I Have a Niche

When I first started writing online, I wrote about anything. I painfully remember that day, 5 endless hours of writing about the benefits of golf clubs. It was painful. As I crafted each unique article, 20 to be exact, I thought about how many ways you could refer to a club. Let’s see, there’s: golf club, golfing clubs, clubs for golf. .. and then I catch myself staring blankly into the screen with my fingers not moving.

That’s when I decided I would only write about things that interested me. It wasn’t a very long list at first:

  • Small businesses
  • Marketing
  • Internet
  • Consumer Technology

and I became burnt out and eventually stopped.

Then in 2007 something terrible yet wonderful happened to me that would bring me back to writing- I began to show strange symptoms. By 2009, I was unable to work. That year I was diagnosed with dystonia, a condition hardly anyone had heard of.

My need for information and understanding launched me online. I began blogging and tweeting, connecting and informing as I went. I as I wrote, I connected with organizations and friends that I would have never met otherwise. I read more medical studies than any lay person should have access to.

It got me writing, and I haven’t been able to stop.

So, as I continue to focus on my health, it seemed only appropriate that I would dedicate as much of my content to those like me as I could. I now create content for those looking to understand their health or technology, better their lives, and make connections with others. I create content that serves humanity and helps those who seek knowledge. I do this because that content was there for me when I needed it.

I realize that having such high standards will prevent me from making as much money as I could otherwise, so there are a few things out there that I write that I may not agree with. As I find more work, I can take fewer of those type projects.

In the meanwhile, I can comfortably write about

  • Small business
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Freelancing
  • General Wellness
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Alternative Health/Medicine

And sleep well at night =)