Personal Blog and Writing Collection
Afternoon Tea is my personal blog that has undergone reconstruction. Two years of regular blogging produced over 400 blog posts about “family, friends, goodness, and God.” Phase 2 has shifted Tea from being a blog of my personal life to a writing collection. Feel free to visit Afternoon Tea to sample my writings. Let me know what you think.
My home business included working with several published authors whose interests ranged from Hollywood to Wall Street. You can read their kind words about my work. If you’ve ever been a transcriptionist, you know that your writing skills play an important part in getting the job done quickly. Some clients asked me to edit as well. I sharpened my writing and editing skills as transcription became one of my main income sources.
I created a website for my home business and wrote all the content, but I set it aside after I took a full-time job. I also helped a client launch his business management website. My job was text input and editing, proofreading, and site maintenance. Both websites helped prepare me for creating Darla Writes.
Content for Online Publishers
Yahoo! Contributor Network: I joined Yahoo! as a content contributor to get experience writing for online readers. Writing for Yahoo! brought in a little income and a lot of practice. [Update: Yahoo shut down their contributor network in July 2014.]
A group of my personal essays became a Christmas gift for family members. I created a coffee table book called Afternoon Tea: Family Edition from a series of blog posts entitled “My Top 10 Childhood Christmas Memories” along with other posts about family. The book came to life after three months of editing and page layout. I used an online service called Blurb and you can see a sample of the book on my Blurb page. I published it for family only; the book is not for sale, even though you may see pricing.