Wonderful question! I started off as a writer for HubGarden for RecipeYum, Howtoi, TravelSix and Review Clue. That was briefly when HubGarden started. I left HG, and after many months of not writing here returned in September 2013, and have taken this as a serious investment vehicle since.
I used to write for Answer Angels (this hub) - yet my Chief Editor responsibilities on the following hubs is keeping me ultra busy:
Sydney Food Lovers - founder/creator and Chief Editor
Sydney Fun - founder/creator and Chief Editor
Self Avenue - Editor, now Chief Editor since January 2014.
Toopa Sydney - started as a writer in October 2013, and promoted to Chief Editor in January 2014.
Truly Heart - Editor (also work with the lovely Mina)
Stylish One - Editor (was Chief, but gladly passed the torch onto Erica - an awesome decision!)
Occasionally love contributing to KidTown (both Sydney and Melbourne - more so Sydney as I live there now) and Shop Love.
Have written for Chocolate Hit, Home Genius, Saver Guide and Healthy Hints, as well as for the wikis: HubGarden Guide and Australiaa. Contribute answers to Bestty.
Still Chief Writer for WeekendNotes - this site got my freelance writing career started in September 2011. I became a full-time independent/self sufficient freelance writer after only six months, with four self help books published 9 months ago.
Have also been an editor for Yelp and a few magazines, as well as working for a client in the mainstream press where I left as creative director, acting CEO and then business consultant - what a whirlwind.
Many things - keep it varied. Am someone that can get bored easily, and have many different interests and business ventures going at one. Nice to be a freelancer/100% self employed.
Good one Matt. I was considering the same question, however with a different purpose. I post articles on many hubs after having been introduced to weekend notes and self-avenue. I have found interesting topics across many hubs and I adore the people I get to interact with on these hubs i.e. from the views or opinions shared by the individuals.
I think this forum with the variety of hubs also helps me improve my communication skills while giving me a vent for my life situations, questions and allowing me to share my thoughts.
Prost! Cheers to the website creators, editors and the contributors!
Yes I do
For Answer Angels, Recipeyum, Healthy Hints, My Kid Craft, Kid recipes, Kidtown Melbourne, LE Flick, Money off, Parent 101, Chocolate hit.
Have written previously for Self avenue, Darling she, Stylish One, Review Clue, Bestty and Weekendnotes.
I actually like both quite a bit, they allow me to really be a part of what's going on with Hubgarden. All of the hubs I edit for are small, so I'm not a huge part of the process, but I enjoy what I can do.
I write for:
Ready for Pets
On Comfy Chair
I also write for:
Savvy SME - a small business and professional development website
The Narangba Voice
I am just getting started and finding my article writing 'feet.' It is such an enjoyable experience and I have found Hub Garden and Weekend Notes to be invaluable in my learning process as well as developing my confidence as a writer.
I particularly like Hub Garden because it allows me to use topics that I have had personal experiences in to share, teach, reflect and learn. I also have the opportunity to connect with awesome like-minded writers that I never would have before.
Weekend Notes has been so good for me as I have and am learning how to write reviews, be objective and still give something fun or thoughtful for the audience to read and inspire them to do things out and about in Brisbane.
On a personal, private-ish note, I am writing fiction as this is something I want to develop. I would love to write and publish paranormal speculative fiction that grabs the reader and holds them to the page to the very last word. It's not easy but I think that all writing practice goes a long way to making characters come to life on the page and one day I will make my dream come true.
I started off with Weekend Notes a little over a year ago, as a way to get my photography out there more. I must admit that I don't really enjoy writing travel articles that much and I stopped doing it for the longest time. I only recently started writing for the Hubgarden and started up my own Hub, My Inspired Life... funny story actually....
I was applying to write for Self Avenue, which is what I wanted to do. I never heard anything back. I waited and waited and got quite despondent because I have been writing a self help style blog for over 3 years and this was completely up my alley. I couldn't understand why they had rejected me.
So a friend and fellow Hub writer Jo, suggested we start our own Hub instead. Which we did. And shortly after that I was checking my spam folder and discovered that Self Avenue hadn't rejected me after all. But by now I had already started My Inspired Life and it was doing quite well. Guess it was meant to be.
Great question, Matt and really interesting reading all the answers! I write for Weekend Notes and am loving sharing my experiences with others. I have also started contributing to some of the Hub Garden hubs: Ready for Pets, Answer Angels and Recipe Yum. Hope to add a few more as I discover them. Am new to this writing business and am thoroughly enjoying it! Have found the editors really helpful and supportive.
Yes, I do. I was writing at first only for RecipeYum and Howtoi, then joined some other hubs like StylishOne and HealthyHints. I like HubGarden and WeekendNotes because you get feedback from editors, unlike many other sites I work with.
I just started writing for HubGarden last week. I discovered HG & the Business Boss hub through Source Bottle and I submitted my first article on Friday. It's nice to get feedback - the article was awarded Editor's Bronze Choice. (How else do you know whether you're a good writer?) I'll also write for Self Avenue. Good luck to all writers! My first article is here if you'd like to take a look: http://businessboss.com.au/anticipating-battles/
I started writing for Self Avenue four months ago and am really enjoying it. I use all my own pics as I enjoy taking photos. I have also written for Darling She and have started writing for Recipe Yum and Money Off. I enjoy responding to questions in Answer Angels.