Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Dim Light

As a freelance writer and the owner of a shop with a web presence, I never know which of my efforts will yield results. I can slave away, blindly, and feel I am getting nowhere. Now and then a lightbulb will turn on in my thick skull, and I will realize that, wow, I just learned something.

Today I sold two web articles. What was different about today? For one thing, my writing was seasonal. One has to submit at least six months in advance to print publications. On the web, the time element is not as critical. Still, it is good to think ahead.

Also, I made a couple of sales on my website. How did that happen? I think it’s because I added new content, not just merchandise but commentary. Humans and search engines alike respond to something new and fresh.

I am learning……