Writing Gig for Blog

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Mamaof5, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    They asked for a witty, humorous professional for their network of blogs and content writing. I sent them this email:

    Good Saturday Morning! (Is it Saturday for you where you are right?)

    I'm emailing you this morning for the opportunity to write for your company. With my copy editing skills, wacky humor and ability to meet deadlines with the speed of a keyboard I can provide you with well researched content articles for both print and web use. I even have a generous helping of graphics designing skills (Photoshop anyone?). Why would you want to pick me? I'm a business owner myself, a mom of a rather large brood of chunky monkeys (no I don't run a spider monkey farm but I have kids - does that count?). I'm a published short story writer with several of my own blogs. One in particular that has been mentioned by a BlogHer writer and has won an award or two. It has been a steady blog with 100K unique hits. I've been ranted about, talked about and praised by people like DarkFoxMedia and Insight Solutions. Even the local no kill shelter raves about me from time to time (sometimes I wonder about those furry little critters that go by the label cats and dogs, boy can they rave!).

    I was published for my short stories in 2008 and have had my graphics designing skills featured in Today's Parent (gotta love advert jobs for small work at home mom businesses, support those mommies WOO!). I've written them, I've read them and I've loved them - wonderful, joy bringing blogs. I would love the opportunity to write professionally for yours and your company.

    I've included my resume and 3 pieces of work. Below is the link to that nutty blog I was telling you about above (you might want to pull up a comfy chair and grab a cup of joe. It's a rather long read). I also, for good measure, provided you with my author blog.

    2 links

    Thank you and hope your weekend is awesome,

    Virtual Assitant, Graphics Designer and frazzled wacky mom of 5.

    I took a ...err calculated risk. I'm hoping because of their specific use of the words witty and humorous being a priority and high need in their ad that they take this and run with it. If not, well I tried. Would you hire someone with an email like that? Keep in mind they asked for this type of humor. *lol* It was awesome and fun to write too!
  2. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Best of luck! I've always envied people who can write in a humorous way. My personality has always included well received humor and my writing was a bit above average. Yet, every single time I tried to combine the two it was a dismal failure. Keep us up to date on your effort. I hope it goes well. DDD
  3. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Absolutely - employers are looking for cover letters that stand out, and are different. Your is clever and funny which matched the tone of their ad....I wish you the best of luck!!!
  4. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Ive wanted to start a blog but havent any idea how. Maybe one day I will get up the nerve.
  5. keista

    keista New Member

    Good luck! I LOVED it!
  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Sounds great to me!
  7. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    Easy and free DJ! wordpress.com - you can sign up for free and set up a blog and there are some pretty neat blog template choices there (themes). They make it extremely easy. You can catch some ideas from mine if you like: http://www.thenaturalmama.wordpress.com
  8. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Best of luck MamaOf5. That was a great cover letter. If I were hiring for that type of position, that cover letter would certainly get you into the interview pile.
    Fingers crossed that it goes well for you.

  9. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    The chemistry either works or it doesn't. Especially with humor.
    You went with your gut feel based on how they presented themselves.

    If its a hit, you'll be a fit, and they will soon let you know.

    Otherwise... it wouldn't be a fit anyway.

    SO... good way to handle it. Good luck!