Why I want to work for copyblogger…

Today I found myself reading article after article (or post after post) on www.copyblogger.com. I can’t help it. If you’ve ever read their articles then you know that it just feels like you’re having a conversation with that really good friend that just “gets you.” Well that’s how I feel.  And I want to write like that. In the words of Liz Lemon on 30 Rock, “I want to go to there.” I do. I want to be one of the elite copyblogger writers.

Just now I stumbled upon one of the more-popular articles 7 Harsh Realities of Social Media Marketing. Let’s get past that the fact that the quote came from Harsh Reality #1: No one reads your blog (cause that’s EXACTLY what I think…right now) and get into what truly sums up how I feel about blogging in general…

The world is not waiting breathlessly to hear what you have to say about losing weight with acai berries, making big money as an affiliate marketer, or how to join your Secrets of the Breakthrough Millionaire Insider Guru Mastermind Platinum Club.

Agreed. Do I think my blog falls within that not-so-great club? Nah. But it’s a wake-up call. Either deliver great content every time, or be shunned by those that think you’re out to get them. Well, right now I’m not out to get anyone. Because at the moment, I don’t have anything to sell. But hey, if you’d like me to do some copywriting for you or your business, I’d be more than glad to. AND I’ll even include my email address below. Pretty crazy huh? Yeah, that’s just me putting myself out there.

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Per usual I’ve got a long way to go. But on the plus side, my rates are REAL cheap because I’m still an Agency Underdog. So get in on the ground floor and Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

…am I giving off that creepy car salesman vibe yet? Well I just wanted to show you what I won’t be doing in the future.

Keep reading the good stuff. I’ll keep writing the great stuff.

Brian – feel free to offer me a job. I’m always looking.

(e) agencyunderdog@hotmail.com

Published in: on January 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm  Comments (2)  
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Stephen King will not read this but I get why.

Stephen Kings, "The Dark Tower - Book 7"

Stephen King - just hear me out...

No one ever tells you how hard it will be. Scratch that. Everyone tells you. Bloggers tell you. Copywriters tell you. Hell even Stephen King tells you. But you won’t listen. You’ll bullishly put yourself out there, hoping that something may catch. But it really doesn’t sink in exactly how hard it will be until you try. Well, this is me trying to become a writer. And failing quite successfully. How long have I been trying? Really trying? Honestly – a couple of days. Not even a week. If you stopped reading for lack of sympathy I understand.

I do know one thing though, writers gotta write. So I guess I’m doing okay in that aspect, so far. And I’ll keep building on it. But where I get stuck is writing what I want to write, not what other people want me to write. Correction, I like writing for the agency. It gives me a sense of purpose. It’s fulfilling. It’s even a living. But my soul doesn’t yearn to create content for a moving and storage website (though I’m quite good at it).

And I’m sure countless respected copywriters will tell me to work the system. Start with small projects. The little $15 writing jobs where you talk about assembling a bike, or how to sell a moped on eBay. And I’m not looking for a shortcut. I just don’t want to put myself in a position where I’m groveling for a $30 copywriting project by showing them my portfolio of $15 copywriting jobs.

I want to inspire others. Provide some thrills. I want to write a gory futuristic novel that would make Stephen King believe that there is a shred of hope for our generation. I’d love to be published. I’d love just to write a novel that no one reads just to say that I wrote a novel. It’s all I can hope for at this point.

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? If there is I’m a long way from seeing it. Anyone else struggling to make their way through the darkness?

Published in: on January 23, 2010 at 3:03 am  Leave a Comment  
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