Good morning to all! I hope that January has been a warm welcome during this cold month. As it seems that 2009 is going full-speed, I felt that I have had an unusually large amount of down-time... something I haven't truly had in years. While I was working hard on eHow and my freelance writin, this down-time has allowed me to get back into my creative self, and with that I have accumulated numerous great ideas that I am certainly excited to announce in the near future! Some being career-related, and others being more artistic hobbies... but nonetheless January has been a great time to think, wonder, and meditate (it is safe to say that coffee also played a vital role as well).
But now I want to focus this bit towards my 'eHow' goals. Here is what my goals were back on New Year's Day:
1.) Have written 1,000 articles by end of the 2009 years.
2.) Make a $1,000 month by March (...so I got 3 months to give that done, oh boy!)
3.) Make eHow writing a steady income, thus making it a full-time job.
So, how is the progress? Not sure, I must say. I have passed the '100 article' mlestone... and while I wanted to announce it in the eHow forum, I decided not to. Why is this? Simply because I knew I could (well, should) have had those 100 articles written back in December. As well, I noticed that everyone and their mother (this can be both figuratively OR actually :P) announces their milestones, so I feel it has become a bit mundain.
Even more, I am a bit inconclusive in my progress report because my earnings are lower than Decembers (I still have a day or two to match or beat Dec.'s earnings... so keep your fingers crossed!)
Another bit of a bummer is the eHow's management lack of consistency in updates. Don't get me wrong I understand how much of a PAIN that is... but it has tested my patience for sure. Hopefully February will be a kinder month in that regard. :)
So, going into the new year, I may have bitten off a bit more than I can chew... but I have a big mouth, and an even bigger appetite... so I'm not going to back down from the challenge. Almost majority of my articles are over a month old, so I am looking forward to seeing this 'ripening' effect that all the veteran eHowers talk about.
Overall, I must say that eHow IS a full-time job, no matter what my earnings are, I can always depend on eHow to bring me success, month after month... I hope eHow does the same for you!
p.s.- I am going to start a little program for interested writers on this blog in February! It is going to tackle all the questions that I have found throughout my time as an eHow writer, but I will also get into discussions covering freelance writing to keyword research to marketing to working on the internet in general! So, please keep reading the How To World blog... I am deeply humbled by your support!