Well, technically I’ve been a blogger for almost a year but now I’ll be a blogger of a different kind. The other day I lost some Facebook friends after I was accused of ableism for posting a status about being annoyed by atrocious grammar. Before I lost those friends one of them made a jab at me for not having a job. The piece of writing I submitted yesterday about grammar abuse resulted in a much better outcome.
Today I got an email informing me that I am now officially a writer for a blogging website. I know “Your post was very professional and we think our customers will love your style” is just a stock phrase they use in everyone’s acceptance email but it was still good to hear.
At this point my post has not been accepted by the client and if it is I will only get paid $8 for it. I don’t think anyone has ever been this excited about the prospect of making 8 bucks. It’s not really about the money though. It’s about the sense of self worth that finally having something that’s kind of, sort of, almost a job gives me. It’s about finally having it confirmed that I have a skill and a talent someone would be willing to pay me for. It’s about finally having an answer to that awkward question of “What do you do?”
I can say that I’m a blogger.