The question embedded in my title is as much a reminder to myself as it is a rallying call for fellow creatives. I suspect that viewing rejection as a valuable learning curve only really comes with a lot of time, a heap of success, and a helluva lot of hindsight.
Category: Smutlancer Life
The smutlancer life can be all encompassing. From imposter syndrome to creating goals, there’s a lot to it.
Have you received an email or two (or a dozen) with an extremely vague request for a guest blog post on your site — from an unknown person or site? It may or may not mention a backlink. It may or may not mention payment. What is this about? How should you handle it? In a twist that shocks no one, I’ve got thoughts.
If you’re a writer (smutty or otherwise) you might think you never have to worry about images or graphics. You work with words — writing for clients, running your sex blog, and publishing your erotic writing. But if you’re like me, you might bemoan the fact that you have zero graphics skills. That’s why I love, love, love Canva — I use it so much I pay for Canva Pro.
I love a good routine. Habits, systems, procedures…it all adds up to one thing: predictability. If I know what I need to do (and how to do it) I can get more done. But I’ve also learned that a routine can hold you back. Keep you stuck in doing the same old thing because it’s comfortable, not because it’s what’s best for you.
Creating content, for love or for money, is usually a solitary endeavor. It’s just you, your equipment, and your thoughts — writing stories, sharing knowledge, creating something to teach, shock, awe, or titillate Very...
I’ve been a freelance writer since June 2014. That means in a few weeks (as of the date of publication), I’ll reach the five year anniversary of working for myself. In that time, I’ve...
If you’re creating content and putting it out in the world, there’s one question I think you need to ask yourself on some kind of regular basis: who is your audience? More importantly, who do you want your audience to be?