Once upon a time, I set up a little blog.
I called it Out of My Alleged Mind. There, I told stories and shared my thoughts about things like family and faith.
Through my blog, I made a number of connections with people in virtual reality. I used to refer to them as my imaginary friends.
Then some of my imaginary friends became friends in real life.
Starting a blog was a helpful way for me in that it gave me the chance to practice my writing. You see, it took me until I was fifty years old to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up.
And I wasn’t sure I actually had the chops to be a writer.
I learned a lot of things by starting and keeping up my little blog. I got to publish some articles online. That led to a couple of freelance gigs. And that was cool.
Then I sort of ran out of things to write about. It happens when one is home all day, wandering around the house in a bathrobe, and having few experiences out in the whole great, wild world.
So I got a job. In actual reality.
I got paid to go to an office and write words. And that was pretty exciting for someone who’d been out of the workforce for more than twenty-five years.
And interestingly, I got to keep a foot in virtual reality.
As a copywriter for a company that creates online training programs, I was able to continue creating content for blogs. I also wrote marketing copy and lots of emails.
Lots and lots of emails.
Over the past four years, I’ve had a front row seat from which I’ve been able to learn a thing or two about the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.
And now I’ve decided it’s time to take what I’ve learned as a writer, and from internet marketing world, and return to virtual reality.
I’m planning to return to some of my own personal writing.
And I’ve also decided to set up shop as a virtual assistant for other creatives.
In other words, I’m here to provide the kinds of services that hold creatives back from pursing their passion – whether as a writer, artist, or small business owner.
You can check out some of my services here.
But I’m really excited to be back in blog world, here in my own little corner of the internet.
I’m looking forward to reconnecting with old friends, both real and imaginary, and getting to know some new ones.
Now I’d like to hear from you. Please leave a comment, or just wave hello. And if you’re a brand new imaginary friend, please let me know how you happened to find me here.