Updated: Mar 15
Here's a quick intro to me and my blog!
I am so thrilled to be online with my blog and website as a freelance writer! If you're here for the first time, it's a pleasure to meet you, and thanks for stopping by!
I have a lot of content planned for you in the next few months, and I can't wait to share it with you. But for now, I wanted to take advantage of my first blog post and introduce myself and my business to you, especially if you're "meeting" me for the first time.
This may seem overly casual and off-base with SEO and digital marketing, but can I be honest for a second? In real life, when meeting a total stranger for the first time, you wouldn't start a face-to-face by only talking about super niche topics with zero context as to who you are and why said topics should matter to them, right?! To me, that sounds salesy, desperate, and just plain weird.
Hence this blog post. Like in a face-to-face meet-up, I'd rather introduce myself to you first and then let my future content speak for itself in terms of value.
So, let's get started!
Who are you?
I'm Anna Meyer, and at the time of writing this, I'm 29 years old.
I was born and raised in southern California and currently reside in central Illinois with my husband, Chris, and our two-year-old Akita, Zeus.
You can read more on my about page here.
Why did you decide to start freelance writing?
I first heard about freelance writing in 2018 during my first year in college. I saw it as a "quick and easy way to earn money." Being newly married and busy with classes and project deadlines, making money doing minimal work seemed like a dream come true. So I initially began pursuing it as a side hustle, as a way to earn extra cash on the side.
My tentative goal for going to college was to get a degree in worship ministry. See, music has been a part of my life from a very early age, and I (finally) felt ready to give it a try. Long story short, things didn't work out. It was hard to accept not having a full-time career in music, but at the time, that level of acceptance in my mind is what I needed.
So with only one year of college under my belt, not really knowing what to do with music being out of the picture, and not having much money to spend on anything (let alone for college), I dropped out.
Then COVID hit.
And yet, something kept pulling me back to the option of freelance writing full-time. Through endless trial-and-error with learning the ins and outs of digital marketing, writing on the internet, writing in general (there's always room to grow in your craft, right?), juggling all the tasks and to-do lists that come with managing a business, and going through a plethora of mental and emotional healing on top of it all, here I am today.
All this to say, I didn't really "decide" to pursue freelance writing.
It wasn't one single choice.
It was more of a 3-year span of my life where I decided at each fork in the road that came up, "I want to keep trying. I'm not ready to give it up yet."
Even amidst all the changes in my life since 2018, there was always something about freelance writing that made me feel challenged and excited to start the day. I've grown as a person in all the best ways one can grow by learning more about freelance writing, so why would I give that up?
What are you going to blog about?
It may seem obvious as a freelance writer that I'd be blogging about freelance writing, and I certainly hope to! But the main focus of this blog isn't me—it's you. My goal for this blog is to help small business owners like you can succeed in the online space. I'll be providing tips on digital marketing, content strategy, and making the most of your content through various outlets like blogs and social media.
My Medium profile has stories more based on freelancing, entrepreneurship, and personal development. Check it out here if you'd like!
Wrapping it up
There you have it, folks! I feel weird starting my blog without introducing myself, so I appreciate you taking the time to read this.
Whether reading this now or years later, feel free to introduce yourself in the comments or let me know what you'd like to see more of in future posts. Any questions you're struggling to find answers to? Let me know, I'd love to help!