My name is not on this content work, and that’s alright. It’s not usually masterpiece quality – just something to pay the bills. I simply take the money, as well as a little bit of amusement in the random things I’ve learned over the week.
For example, I’ve researched vintage cars, tourist attractions in Indianapolis and a college prep school in Dallas. I’ve become very familiar with the concept of online DJs, the process of renting a dumpster and what one would look for in a criminal defense attorney.
I’ve learned about the popularity of companies that hire out personal security guards and third party groups that offer long term airport parking.
On one occasion I went against my values to promote the fabulous benefits of Botox. Another time I pretended that custom auto accessories were of any importance, and extolled the virtues of a ride tricked out with matching license plate cover, tire stem valves and tow hitch covers. Thrilling.
So often I have to struggle a little to meet the word count requirement; I mean, how much can you say about portable toilets? But every now and then I have to check myself for long windedness. Lately I’ve done a few assignments about fitness and nutrition, and somehow find myself editing to remove 30 words, rather than combing the client’s site for anything of interest to add.
I can even say that one project turned out to be truly inspiring… 14 pages on New England frozen yogurt was just the nudge I needed to journey out to TCBY.
Next on the list? An escort service in Amsterdam. No joke. Just when I thought content writing was getting dull…