I write to process the complexities of my existence. It is a form of therapy for me, it has been since I was 8.
I didn’t know that I could help businesses grow by writing content for them. I wasn’t even sure how to approach that style of writing.
Now that I’m a content writer partner at Pearl Lemon, I feel like I’m in the process of honing my writing skills differently.
I write novels that delve into the psychological complexities of my characters.
If you want an explanation on the cultural significance of gender norms in different societies, I can write a 20-page academic paper about it.
My challenge is working on shorter writing assignments that are intended for audiences with shorter attention spans.
Online content writing means that I can’t elaborate on details in the way I’m used to. Instead, I’m learning how to catch readers’ attention and give them quick information in under 700 words.
So far I’ve written seven articles this week. It’s been very odd to write about the same things in different ways. It has also been a really good learning experience.
Writing for the internet is very different from writing for literary enthusiasts or college professors. I think my challenge is to shape-shift and adapt to online content writing.
Change is good. That’s what I’m here for. Pearl Lemon is an opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone and learn how to operate in different ways.
This week I officially completed my partner training. It was quite thorough and informative.
I’ve never experienced an orientation completely online. It really amazes me that Pearl Lemon is literally the perfect company for the work environment of 2020.
It was interesting to observe how more experienced partners used apps and videos to communicate important information.
I watched all the videos and felt slightly overwhelmed by how much I needed to do even before officially starting my first week. However, by Monday, I was able to wrap my head around the coded WhatsApp messages, Trello, Clockify, GSuite and the other apps used daily.
Because I was homeschooled and I have experience in studying online, working remotely is not difficult.
Homeschooled kids have the upper hand. We were made fun of back in the day, but here we are thriving in a remote-based work environment.
Self-motivation, independent learning, time management, and discipline are the status-quo in a homeschooler’s life.
I’ve known for a long time that I was better suited for remote work because of my characteristics and work ethic.
It feels like Pearl Lemon provides the perfect environment for an introvert like me to be in the workforce and I’m truly grateful! I look forward to seeing what next week brings!