I decided a few days ago, I needed a blog.
And through the brilliance that is WordPress, I’m rip-roaring ready to put one to good use.
Put your checkbooks away. I don’t have anything to sell you, nor am I here to convince you to do anything. So keep on keeping on with whatever you’ve been doing.
So why am I here, right? Well, to make a long story short, I used to write blogs about things I didn’t care about for people who didn’t care about them. Yes, that was my job in the marketing department. Was, as in past tense. I’ve since moved on to bigger and better things.
But, deep down, I’m still a writer. I may not be a great writer. Yet. But I have potential. (Wait…didn’t you just say you used to be a professional blogger? Let’s not get carried away, folks. I wrote blogs on crap. I posted them. My boss was happy. Ta-da. If that makes me a professional, well, then yes, I was a professional crap blogger.
Crap Corporate blogging is a beast of a different color – an ugly, boring, puke color – that only interests other crap corporate bloggers who are trying not to stab themselves with the pencils on their desk. (Trust me, I came close a few times.) When I took the marketing position, I tried to think of it as a challenge. I like writing. I like challenges. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! So, I wrote. But here’s the truth. I wrote a whole lot of insignificant BS, fluff and just plain crap, all in the valiant quest for SEO keyword ranking to reach the holy place at the top of Google’s Search. Those days are over.
Personally, I couldn’t care less about Google SEO ranking. I’m hoping someday we can be friends, but I’m fine with keeping our friendship cool. I plan on writing in color, lots of color. And my pencils are locked in a drawer. I don’t have to worry about content rules, glorified keywords or topic schedules. I can write in my voice. You’ll get a whole lot of truth. A little bit of fluff. Certainly, some of it will be crap. But no BS. I’m free to write about what I want to write about. And that’s about it. I have a (loud mouth) opinion on a lot of things and limited interaction with people who want to hear it. (I’m a single mom. It happens.) A blog made sense. So here we are.
If you stumbled upon this post – hi, my name is Emiliana! It’s nice to meet you! – Now that the niceties are out of the way, you can either scramble for the door or pull up a seat. We have a lot to talk about.
Sticking around? Drop me a line below!