Well, well. Here we are again, awesome Moxie-Dude readers!
Summer must really be over because the last few weeks have been very busy on the day job side. (To which I say, “yayyy!”)
Yesterday I had a meeting with a new client and although this isn’t odd in itself, I realized on my way there that I wasn’t nervous. In fact, I couldn’t remember the last time I was nervous for a client meeting. But like most thoughts, that one just kind of entered my mind and left before I really had time to mull it over.
Then as I was sitting in the meeting, someone mentioned something about how I’ve been writing since 1992 (my first published – and paid – piece). And while I just smiled humbly on the outside, my insides did a quick calculation in the way of subtracting 1992 from the present year and suddenly five syllables exploded in my head:
A few things before we continue:
Thing 1: You just counted the syllables, didn’t you?
Thing 2: “Fudge-bucket” is my childhood way of expressing cuss words. And possibly I still use it. Okay shut up. Clearly I still use it.
Back to our story . . .
Naturally, during the course of last night (as in THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT) the hamster got a hold of that math problem (2013 – 1992 = ANCIENT) and went on and on with her own thoughts about it. Mostly along the lines of:
“1992 is soooo last century. AND makes you sound like an antique. Maybe it’s time to start lying about how long you’ve been doing this. Maybe we could hike that up to 2002 instead of 1992 because that’s still a monster truck-load of experience and takes nothing away from anything except maybe YOUR AGE.”
Conclusion to that little middle-of-the-night-thought-fest: I will NOT lie. (Nice try though, hamster).
Instead I’ve decided to devote one post a week to copywriting / writing / marketing.
Because if you’re a regular reader, there are a few things I know about you:
1. You like to read.
2. You may have a blog of your own.
So what’s the common denominator here?
And what’s the common link between you, dear reader, and me?
And since my goal is always to not take up too much of your time, that’s it for today. But now you know what you can expect starting la semaine prochaine. (That’s French for “next week”.)
PS. You can skip these posts if:
– You’re not a writer and only pretend to like to read. (Aka MY KIDS).
– You’re not a reader and only visit here because I make you feel guilty if you don’t. (Yes, Greg. That means you. And while I have your attention, I’d just like to point out that this is yet another example of how I’m THE BEST GIRLFRIEND EVER.)