Friday, March 30, 2012

Announcement: Freelance Writer Here!

Note - this picture was actually taken at my old job when I signed my first sales deal.
(Photo taken by Chris Pulaski.)*
Happy Friday friends! I feel like this week flew by, which means next week may drag, but that's probably because it'll be my BIRTHDAY WEEK! Anyways, yesterday I mentioned having some exciting news, and I do. A couple weeks ago, I started looking around for some freelance writing work to start building my portfolio and force myself to write more often. And, what do you know? I get some freelance writing work! Not only is it good writing practice, it's also for a site that is based around being positive and making people smile.
I mean, hello? Could this be anymore amazing?

What is this site, you ask? HooplaHa.com. HooplaHa was created for all of us who just wish we could open the newspaper and read about all the good in the world, instead of the bad. (Fact: I stopped reading the news a long time ago. Yes, I realize I'm not as well informed about the world, but I'm also in a much happier state of mind.)

Their motto is all about living "life with a smile." So go check it out! If not to read my article, just because. HooplaHa is also on Facebook and Twitter, so if you like what you find, be sure to connect. You can find my article here! Ever wonder what some of my tricks are for turning my frown upside down? Learn how to play "The Grateful Game."
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*Photo credit added after original post. 

29 comments:

Olga said...

Reading the article you wrote now, I love the topic!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Congratulations girl! That is amazing! Im happy that you get to do something you really enjoy, and for a great site. Look forward to hearing more about it!

Erin said...

Congratulations Amanda!!!

Ruthie Hart said...

congratulations friend! going to read your amazing work now

Valerie Griffin said...

SO awesome!

amy b.s. said...

how cool! congratulations!

Dayna Leigh said...

I stopped watching the news years ago as well. I know the basics of what's going on and that's enough for me. And you're right, I think that has a major part on why I have a good outlook on things.

Congrats on your new position!! I'm going to be sure to follow them on Tweeeeter and check back to read what's new! I can always use more happy in my life :)

Adam said...

congrats!!!

Krista said...

So happy for you Amanda! What a great fit for you! I can't wait to check it out, I NEVER watch the news, can't stand it, but I would love to read about some good things that are going on.

Best of luck!

Meghan said...

Going to check it out now! Congrats!

poptartyogini said...

Now THAT is exciting news!! I'm so proud of you for going after what you want. You're article is great. Very uplifting. Congratulations!!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

yay! congrats!

Marjorie said...

congrats! i like that motto too. happy early birthday. hope it's great!

Elle Sees said...

that's awesome! i got published recently, and i still can't believe it. congrats.

Janna Renee said...

That is so cool! I need to start writing more! I mean, I love blogging, but it doesn't truly challenge us in the writing area- if you know what I mean ;)

Courtney B said...

AAAAH! I am so proud of you! And sooooo excited for you! Yay!

DWei said...

Grats on the job find! I'm still hunting myself. :(

Nathan said...

lol, yeah, this week flew by for me too. Congrats on the freelance work!

Olga said...
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Olga said...

Hi Amanda, I had to stop by again and let you know I awarded you with the Versatile Blogger award! :) Love your blog!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Congratulations! That sounds like such a great website. I'm off to check it out!

momto8 said...

yea for you!!! congrats!!! and good luck too!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Aww that is SO great!! Congratulations!

Emily Meyers said...

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Hope to see you there! Thanks!

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Megan said...

Congrats!! That is so exciting!! SO proud of you, girl!

Molly Jac said...

Going to read your article the second I write this. I am SOOOOOO proud of you how AWESOME. You rock. Of course. That is so neat and so awesome you get to do two things you love all in one! :)

Emmett Katherine said...

Congrats on your first freelance gig, that's pretty cool. In heading over to check out the happy site now :)

Lexi said...

Congratulations!! I've been freelance writing for a while now and I love it! The key is choosing things you're happy to write about!
♡ Lexi
FASHION: Glitter & Pearls
WEDDINGS: Glitter Weddings

sherri lynn said...

Congrats on your freelance writing!! I loved your article. The grateful game is such a good exercise to help you focus on all that we have to be thankful for!