February-May 2017 Wrap Up – Freelance WorkThe Freelance Life, Monthly Wrap-Ups, That Luana Me · May 31, 2017, Wednesday
Welcome to my Feb-May 2017 monthly wrap-up! 😉
Life has been rough on me since February, but there are some good news:
- I started seeing a psychotherapist
- I was diagnosed with PSAS (or PGAD) – not a good news, but at least there’s a diagnosis!
- I got started on an hormonal therapy for PCOS and PSAS
- I’m seeing a neurologist soon
We got the Autism spectrum out of the equation, but I might still be a HSP. We’ll see what happens with the next check-ups.
I got a few articles written and published from February to May, and I’m very proud of each and every piece! 😀
One of my biggest articles for WHSR also earned its own GrowthHackers thread (yay!) and plenty of social shares:
I can’t even begin to tell you how immensely proud I am of this article, and how I’m proud of myself for getting it done with only a few days of deadline extension while in the middle of terrible hormonal discharges, sensory overload and anxiety attacks. :’)
Other articles include:
- How Super Bloggers Work: Getting Efficient with A Blog Schedule – I’m so proud of this one! It includes sketchy color illustrations I drew digitally in Paint Tool SAI 😀
- How To Create Effective Content Roundups And Boost Your Traffic – Another piece including a few illustrations by me
- 10 Essential Rules for Effective Snapchat Marketing – This one took a long time to research and understand for the benefit of the marketing industry, because I’m not a Snapchat user myself so I learned it all from case studies, statistics and the people I interviewed for the article
- How Trello Takes Tasks and Tracks Progress – The Full Review – The first post I got published at CoSpot (my new client) 😀
I recently got another WHSR article approved and it should go live in June – “9 Costly Blog Promotion Mistakes to Avoid Like the Plague”. Again, I drew cartoon-y illustrations for each of the nine mistakes. 😀 Hahah! It was fun.
Other articles I’ve done for CoSpot but not published yet include: a guide to managing a blog (for content managers and marketers), a review of the SumoMe plugin and a piece on some content marketing “secrets” I found.
Also, I wrote a guest post on situations when SEO is/isn’t necessary for Relevance. I don’t know yet when they will publish it.
I resumed working on two commissions I received the last year and couldn’t do for a long time due to my health issues (I can’t really draw when I feel that miserable).
Looking forward to get these done by June 10, because I’m reopening commissions from June 1 to July 31 (8 slots total).
I rebranded my 15-year old work of science fiction as Rolamaton The Robocity (it was Robocity World previously) and I bought a new domain for it – Rolamaton.com.
Still a big work-in-progress, since I haven’t had a lot of time to properly devote to it due to the “getting sick and hurry catch-up on work” swing. I set a soft deadline for myself to get it done in June, though.
To make up for it, I posted plenty of Rolamaton materials on my DeviantART account, where I have most of my Robocity/Rolamaton fanbase. In chronological order, from March to May:
- UPDATE! Robocity Fans, The Newsletter is BACK! 🙂
- A Change In the Upcoming Robocity Contest…
- Do I have to rename Robocity a bit? Sounds like…
- Robocity World changes name: it’s Rolamaton now (includes a video of me explaining)
- Rolamaton Q/A Video #1 (Subtitles + Transcript)
- Rolamaton The Robocity – Spring Event 2017 (open until June 30, if you’d like to join)
- Personal Update, New Watchers, Poll Results 😀
- Unions and Families in Rolamaton
I also registered a Ko-Fi account for fans and friends to buy me a ‘coffee’ ($3) and help me cut down on freelance work a little to make time for Rolamaton, The Robocity and my other fiction works: ko-fi.com/robocityworld
NOTE: For every $10 of donation to support my fiction, I will donate $2 to the REAL Rolamaton – my town’s public library (Biblioteca “Carlo Levi”, Genzano di Roma) – because Rolamaton is exactly my town’s library, my refuge, and it runs on public funds and donations. Thanks in advance for helping both the fictional and “the real robocity” thrive!
Still on DeviantART, I posted a journal entry on why I didn’t become a comic book artist, because I felt I owed an explanation to all my friends who have supported me and my dream for years.
I might update this post later with more wrap-up news.