Life is busy this month-- I'm moving, starting a new job, editing my book, and trying to keep up with my other writing/blogging at the same time. It's powerful to write about huge life events as they're happening, but it's usually during times like these that we don't find the time to write. I'm hoping to make the time. Things always look clearer and easier when you look back on them, so it's nice to capture the reality of (and in) the moment.
Anyway, I was recently invited to become a contributor to HelloGiggles-- if you haven't heard of the site, check it out. It was co-founded by actress Zooey Deschanel. You can learn more about how to become a contributor here.
I sent them my bio and a few articles that I published on Medium (along with my stats), and they requested that I send along a few pitches. Once you get an article (what they call "From Our Readers" pieces) under your belt, you have a better shot at being invited to be a contributor. Be prepared to hustle. And pitch. A lot. Don't get discouraged-- it took a lot of rejections to get the feel for the kind of pieces they're looking for. What helped me was also asking if they needed extra capacity covering a specific topic.
I'll post my article when it goes live (teaser: it's about inventions I wish would happen already).
Check out some of my published pieces below:
- All the things you know if you're both a cat AND dog person
- Best dad ever writes letter to his baby daughter about the glory of books
- This couple is actually living in the Victorian era
Are you a contributor to any blogs you think the Curious Cat Project community should know about? Share in the comments. And wish me luck with the move... I need it! ;)