Instead of a few different posts, here’s all the information about writing for the site in one simple page.
Hi my writer followers! I’m back on and have a new job post for you if you are looking for work. Good luck!
Hi my writer followers! I’m back on and have a new job post for you if you are looking for work. Good luck!
Instead of a few different posts, here’s all the information about writing for the site in one simple page.
This is my new writer tagline:
“Making people laugh about the 2016 election so they don’t have to cry. If you don’t like me don’t read me, but if you read me, you rock.”
If you’re curious about seeing all of my political satire writings, as there are now over 30 articles, where I poke fun at both Trump and the Clintons, please see My Blasting News Profile. Remember the readings help out my Writer For Words website, and will create jobs for freelancers.
I left the post that appears below on my Facebook page and stuck it to the top about my political satire for Blasting News. It’s meant to be taken lightly and I wanted to post it here so it went to my other social media accounts. I think it’s important for people to know what my goal is, that I have no agenda, and don’t like either candidate. My FB page has been crazy lately and for the most part, people are debating and being respectful, and much back and forth happens between my readers. I love it.
But there are always a few that just get angry at me or angry at somebody else and do something dumb. Here’s the thing—if people get angry at the writing, grow up. Stop taking things so seriously, realize I don’t always mean what I say, and the point of all of my writing is to make people laugh. So, just get over the fact not everybody’s going to agree with you already, as it will be true for the rest of your life, and get out of your diapers. None of my writing is meant to be taken for truth, I aim for both candidates and don’t like either one, and sometimes I’m acting or saying things I don’t necessarily believe to make a point—as that’s what satire is.
If somebody is reading me and gets outrageously mad at me or another reader that posted something, stop reading me and the page and withdraw. In fact, I’d prefer it that way. If you can’t play with the big boys and girls with respect and education, just go away.
Why be all angry and leave some personal attack on somebody you don’t even know in real life out in cyberspace for everybody to see? After all, my FB page is public. It’s not wise and it’s not like it’s going to change my opinion—and do you know why? Two days ago I became, in less than a month, the #1 Ranked U.S. Writer on Blasting News. I am the most read author ever in the U.S. and did it in less than four weeks, and reached well over one million reads. So, I’ve got plenty of returning readers that are awesome, mature, understand they won’t always agree with me, and still love to read me. And reaching a point like this has humbled me, as I feel honored that so many readers return and like me. But because there are a lot of great readers that come to my column, I have to speak out for them. If you’re actually taking me seriously and getting angry, then you’re not the right kind of reader for me, anyway, nor will you get along with the other readers. So don’t ruin their fun. Realize that your posts that might be personal attacks really can make you look bad and that approach will never make me agree with the way you think about things or stop my pen from writing this way. I’ve got over a million reasons to keep doing what I’m doing. How about you?
To my faithful returning readers—I couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks just isn’t even the right word to say how much it means to me.
MY GOAL HERE IS NOT ANY POLITICAL AGENDA, BUT TO DO TWO THINGS: FIRST, I WANT TO MAKE PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT WHOMEVER THEY ARE VOTING FOR SO THEY MAKE THEIR OWN BEST DECISION GIVEN THAT BOTH CHOICES ARE INSANELY AWFUL, AND SECOND, TO INSPIRE PEOPLE TO VOTE GIVEN THE INSANELY AWFUL CHOICES.
On this FB page, please feel free to disrespect politicians educationally, but respect each other always. Educational debates are always encouraged. We’re all in this BS election together, after all, and we’re all going down together.
Now for a few warnings. Realize my writing is political satire, it is published as “opinion.” I am an Opinion Expert. I’m not arguing my ranting statements are news, they’re entertainment. In fact, if you think I’m trying to be newsworthy here, you’re bat nuttier than I am. And if you can’t take me bagging on your candidate, and wind up irritated and angry with me, know this: because you’re actually taking what I’m saying seriously when half the time I’m putting on a show for a laugh and don’t seriously mean anything, please exist stage left. Don’t assume anything other than that some of this is an act for a laugh and that I’ve got a strange sense of humor.
Also the argument “this is serious and you should not make fun of it” goes nowhere with me. Laughter is the best medicine and creates a lot of enjoyment even when life gets tough. Laughing makes you healthier. So if you haven’t learned to laugh at life, and especially the serious stuff so you can get through tough times, you’ve come to the wrong place.
I make fun of both presidential candidates and all politicians, including your candidate, and probably all the other ones you like. If you can’t take that and it makes you mad at me, go somewhere and grow up. My writing is for mature audiences only and not intended for either children or those with the maturity levels of children. Want to take a swing at me? Know I also make fun of myself, so everybody’s fair game and anything goes with me, sort of like this Jerry Springer show they call the 2016 election. I taught debate, persuasion and effective argument techniques as a college professor for over 16 years, have 4 grad degrees, and love a good educational argument, so good luck.
So for those of you still wearing your maturity diapers, it’s not like I’m the only person on the planet that makes fun of the candidates and loves political humor. This is a long-time, decades old, US trend. I didn’t start it. I jumped on the bandwagon as a poser.
On the other hand, to those of you who are great readers and follow me to read my rantings on a daily basis, can laugh at both sides and enjoy the (slightly insane) satire, thank you. I honestly don’t know why you keep coming back, nor do I understand it at all because I always thought only myself and two other people got my kind of humor. But I’m touched. There are a lot of you, I realize, by now, and you have really made a dream come true for me. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am or the #1 Ranked US Writer at Blasting News, which happened in less than a month. I couldn’t have done it without you. Even though I know you probably don’t agree with everything I say or like all of it, you come back. And although some of you think I’m a few sodas short of a six pack, I’m honored my readers actually like that about me.
Let’s just hope whoever wins isn’t going to take this country straight into Dante’s Inferno, because I like my committed readers too much to enjoy seeing that happen.
Somebody needs to hand me some of the fireworks Joe Dirt said was “the good stuff” because it’s time to celebrate. I am the #1 U.S. ranked writer now at Blasting News, climbed up to the top in less than a month, and love writing my political satire. I’m stunned it’s so popular and also deeply honored.
In under a month, my political satire opinion articles generated so many reads and became so popular, I climbed up the rankings and now hold the #1 Rank US Writer for Blasting News. On a side note, on Twitter Soledad O’Brien followed me before I followed her and read some of the satire column, and Kendall Jenner also on Twitter started liking the satire articles. I’m pretty stunned.
Now since the readers of my articles are helping me generate income that will in part go to the website, which will then let me hire writers wish to write about writing tips, jobs, and education and that also want to build up their portfolios and kick start affiliate sales to keep it going. The website development for all this has been in progress for about ten days, so I’m excited. But I also want to remind you reading the articles helps give me the capability to start hiring other writers to get the cycle of having the website generate its own income to create freelancing jobs.
So, here is the most recent list of what I’ve done, and let’s virtually celebrate me working hard to get the #1 US rank at Blasting News in less than three weeks. Enjoy!
Hi wonderful writers,
When you’re looking for job resources, don’t discount social media. I did a bit of research on Twitter today and found several great feeds that list probably thousands of available writing jobs, some remote, others not. So, if you aren’t actively using social media, especially Twitter and LinkedIn, to poke around for something good, make sure you sign up for those accounts. After all, they are free, and signing up just might give you the job of your dreams.
After doing some research, I put together this nice Twitter list you can go through and look closely at while you job search. Good luck and I hope me taking to the time to do this saves you time in your job search.
Twitter list of Writing Job Websites
So I had an epiphany regarding my own irony.
I’ve been looking for a good WordPress Website developer and it dawned on me that I should just post that on my WordPress blog. Rates need to be affordable and most of the work will be first finishing the website updates and revamping the look, followed by installing plugins and maintenance. Affordability is a plus but professionalism with your WordPress skills is key.
If interested, fill out my “Contact Us” form on my website, and I’ll follow up with further information.
Thanks for the kind Emails I’ve gotten about my own articles and those that are interested in writing for the website. I’ll be back to writing more helpful freelance writing pointers again shortly. Vacations are great but I missed writing.
First, remember, if you are interested in contributing to the website to build up your portfolio, shoot me an Email. I’m saving names right now so that within the next two to three weeks I can start taking resumes and applications from those that expressed interest. If you’d like to share freelancing experiences or tips to writers and build your portfolio, this will be a great place for you—newbies are welcome. Yes, it will be paid and you can send me your rates, and it has potential to be ongoing depending on writing performance.
And if you simply need work, shoot me an Email or use the contact form on my website. By nature of what I do for this website, I have researched so much about jobs for writers I can hook you up with something right away, even if you don’t write here. There’s no obligation, I’m just happy to help, and I know a lot about great places for new writers or writers needing immediate work.
Here are the latest Blasting News articles written by yours truly, I hope you read them and enjoy. I’m ranking at #2 in the U.S. now, which is shocking me, but also truly touching and overwhelming.
Take the time to read and share if you can, as it helps both me and the website generate jobs for other writers.
Thanks so much!
I’m back, and while there is still website work to be done, I took a brief vacation, and have also managed to start getting more ideas together for this website about content direction.
So, I will be hiring some writers to help me out with writing some articles soon, and while everybody is free to contribute anything related to writing experiences or writing items, software, platforms, etc, that can help other writers, I also have a list of items I want to conquer.
And remember, if you are in need of work as a writer, don’t be shy to reach out to me—not necessarily writing for the website, but just because I’m here to help and can guide you toward some opportunities that should allow you to get paid for your work pretty quickly and continuously.
While the website was down, I kept on going at Blasting News, and wanted to share a list of my political satire articles I’ve published. I’m ranking in as the #3 writer in the US at Blasting News and proud it’s going well, because it’s only going to help the promotion and development of this website, which is my little dream project. I can’t help but want to keep educating about writing, and just help writers find where they should be job wise in this crazy world.
If you are interested in writing for the website, as I’m already creating a list of people who wish to write for the website. After I develop the list I’ll ask some of you for examples, prices, etc. While payment won’t be big bucks, it’ll be decent, and you’ll get the chance to create a portfolio and be featured as a writer on the blog.
In the meantime, check out my articles listed at Blasting News, and I’m patting myself on the back for somehow miraculously getting to #3 and developing an audience I appreciate more than this writer’s words can express.
I guess it’s fair to say I don’t like either candidate or most politicians. Know that who I’m voting for is actually apparent in my “Voting it out” and “Voting and more” articles. I’m voting, just not for either one of these two.
Thanks, your support and reading is appreciated!
So, the website’s been moved over so we can start redesigning it in WordPress.org. You’re going to see a major overhaul and some of the fantastic, funny, funky, fun features I wanted to add to the website as we get closer to the affiliate goal of producing jobs for writers. So it’s in progress right now, and I’m excited about the features for this little idea of mine.
While I might seem quiet over here, it’s just because of the modifications and website redesign forcing me offline at times.
As most of you know, the last thing I am is a quiet person.
In fact, I’ve been pretty loud this week.
Along with this little update of mine are the articles that were published this week.
This week’s rantings and ravings
I’m just warning you; you’re going to notice that unlike some of my other articles I published and shared here, these writings sound a whole lot like the way I write when I write on my blog, to you guys. I sound totally different with my writing style in these articles in comparison to some of the other links I shared. And the reason why follows my little link list.
So the story goes something like this…
About two weeks ago, I just had that “I wish I could…” feeling. I wish I could find outlets that let me write the way I want to write or places that allow me to write with my personality. I get to do that on my blog, but I wanted another outlet just to boost me up a bit.
People always told me I could write funny, sarcastic criticisms about—well, whatever I felt like picking on or felt very mad about at the moment. But other than using this as a parlor trick or making my lectures funny when I wrote them to teach, I didn’t get to unleash much of this.
I started at Blasting News this past week and although they mentioned after seeing my writing samples what it has they liked about me was the one thing I’d never heard anybody compliment before. They enjoyed the way I wrote satire on my blog with such personality. In fact, they wanted me to write like that. I suppose I was too dumbfounded to get it at first.
Like most writers, I love writing and don’t mind doing it all day, but to make people happy, you give customers what they want and not what you want in that type of writing. And you learn to live with it. I was so used to that I just did that with my first article, almost as if by route. It was ok enough to be published, but maybe it was because they realized they might need to rile the sarcasm out of me.
The second article I added flavor, a bit of personality, and still just closed my mouth and my pen. So finally, I was directed to go “full blast and unleash” what they had seen me do, knew I could do, but I just couldn’t seem to do it writing for somebody else.
Learning to let go
So onto my third article and suddenly, a miraculous thing happened. I let go. I was writing how I wanted to write, then getting published for it, and it went viral. After this article, it became natural to write like this for this online news agency. Easily, several more like it followed. Somehow, I went up to number 5 in rankings in US writers in one week. I’m floored.
It’s an amazing thing; I’m surprised anybody wants to hear my rantings as they aren’t musings, and they’re certainly not poetry.
Surprises can be discoveries
Once somebody wants you to be yourself as a writer and sees something in you don’t even see, and I still don’t see it, it’s still a beautiful thing. It’s like Zen, except my Zen, isn’t very quiet. I can’t stop laughing when I’m writing, and there isn’t anything about what I’m writing that’s relaxing. But it’s a lot more fun than stressing out about what style somebody wants me to produce with my writing and much easier.
So, honestly, you just never know who might look at your blog—it brought me a very nice opportunity to write like who I am. Plus, it’s boosting up my website and blog, bringing me closer to that potential goal of mine to make my website dedicated to writers’ education, job searches, and ultimately, providing writing jobs, which is part of why the website update is taking place this very moment
Since I’ve started up this blog, I’ve felt like opportunity finally opened up some triple dead bolted steel doors that were so closed off and uninviting before I never dared to look at them.
So the point is, just keep on blogging with your true personality and style. You never know where it’s going to lead you.
Well, here’s to being daring and no longer withholding, and to intervening that fear that made me so afraid of something I locked it up. I misunderstood myself; I should have just allowed it out years ago.
So just so we are clear, my picture applies to me and my goals and expectations for this blog.
Thank goodness my crazy fantasy world with unrealistic expectations is coming true. We are growing and need to add some cool feature to start letting other people contribute here, to offer some writer products and also you’ll get to product review them on the website, and just to get with it for Christ’s sake.
More articles of mine are coming on Blasting Media. I’m 34th or something in America there after 2 articles with like 15k reads. THANK YOU. That boosted up our website visits.
Also, I have so much information about writing jobs and companies and software I haven’t posted so if you are looking for work or really, really need work, talk to me. I can help.
Now, know that although I do influencing work mainly to bolster up this website and make the end goal of hiring others a real possibility because dang guys, I have more research on my plate for this website than I can write, I USE everything I write about. I’ve tried anything or been working for or with any software or company or book or article I ever suggest.
If it’s not something for you, it won’t make it here. And I test drive it. That does mean that I am usually buying the software just like you, or I am going through the writer hiring process just like you. Things got a little easier this week but I am still just a normal writer who could not have done this much without all of you. So, I do the process you all have to do.
Right now, it’s the outside journal writing plus the supporters on WordPress that is driving us. I think I have a total of one affiliate link and told you in my blogs about two affiliates to date.
NEXT NOTE: OK, some people have asked about writing for the website even not being paid for it. Here’s the deal. I’m still working up the hype and not to the point of payment, but hopefully after updating some things and getting some of the products up for you that I’ve been dying to put up, and after a few more well-received articles of mine, I will be. So, if you want to help me out and do an article for free to add to your resume, you will get credited. I will feature you on my blog as a featured writer. And although we may be working on this feature for longer than the update, anybody that writes on the website will get a free profile on here to prove you’re a writer. In the meantime, you’ll get featured on the blog publically for proof, and can add that link to your resume. As long as you write well, you’ll be on my first choice list when we start to hire and pay writers. And if you only contribute one article, that’s fine. Anything helps me out now. You can pick helpful topics for writers provided you’ve used anything you endorse, or ask me for topic ideas.
SO TO END THIS UPDATE, please, I REPEAT contact me if you really need extra work. I have so much research that’s not up yet, and a lot of knowledge about what’s out there.
Alright, love the quote. It’s like my aura now. As a result I adopted it as my mantra.
Alright, love the quote. It’s like my aura now. As a result I adopted it as my mantra. I wish it would go viral. And be heard. By all. But some people choose to be deaf.
I love it. Great lesson for me. Now since I have no short term memory I’m going to go tattoo it on my forehead…
Yeah, right, just kidding….
I don’t own a tattoo gun.
CELEBRATE. MY LAST BLOG POST HAS OVER 5600K reads. My next blaster blog is on the way up. Check it out!
And thanks to all of you for making this idea a feasible concept. I get closer every day, it’s just a lot of work for one person.
Unless you have a tattoo gun… I mean, team, team.