I’ve been doing a lot of extra freelance writing lately, just to make a little money here and there. I enjoy freelancing, it allows me to learn new things, things I never would have expected to find myself researching. I really enjoy learning new things, and this just forces me to delve deeply into different subjects and understand them enough to sound like an expert.
For the most part, I’ll take on just about any assignment, as long as I think I can get remotely interested in the subject. There are a few things however, that I have to think long and hard before accepting. I usually end up passing on these articles, but sometimes, I take them (usually because they pay pretty handsomely).
It struck me today though, that my computer is probably overloaded by a huge variety of different things. My computer is probably pretty confused about who I am. For a long time, it probably knew who its owner was. Someone who loved horses, mini pigs, and sharks. But when I started the new endeavor of freelancing, it started finding itself searching for topics like interior design, kitchen remodeling, and (God forbid!) weddings.
No wonder I started seeing weird ads on my Facebook wall!
Today however, I came across an assignment I couldn’t pass up. Not because what it was about, but because it paid really well, and I’m in a situation right now where I will take all the money I can!
After clicking accept though, I started having regrets. The subject matter was something I know absolutely NOTHING about, and I’m not just saying this because my mom is reading this either. See, I’m required to write reviews about different strains of cannabis. Yes, cannabis. (Weed for those of us who were goody goodies in high school)
I’ve done all my research, and I’m finding out as I get further and further, that I really know NOTHING about smoking marijuana. Not that that’s a bad thing or anything, I’m just finding myself wishing that maybe I would have been a little more experimental during my youth.
Anyways, I wasn’t, and I have no desire to go THAT far into research, but it just makes me wonder, what the heck kind of ads am I going to start getting on my Facebook wall now? I can already see it, advertisements for munchies, head shops, and Prozac! Combine those with the other cookies I’ve gotten from previous research assignments and my computer is really going to start thinking I’m a “classy” character.
Just for fun, I thought I’d share with you some of the titles of assignments I’ve written and allow you to come up with your own assumptions as to what type of person I REALLY am:
- What Questions Should I Ask When Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney?
- Halloween Costumes for Toddlers
- Five Year Anniversary Gift Ideas
- History of Penis Enlargement (that was a fun one too!)
- How to Get a Low Interest Car Loan
- Keeping Your Dog Hydrated