What’s New?

My online communication has greatly improved over the past few weeks. 

At first, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to live up to the expectation of responding to emails and WhatsApp messages within an hour or less.

I felt this way because I generally don’t live on my phone. I disabled notifications on my social media apps because I rarely use them. And I also like to reduce my screen time as much as I can. 

However, since the Pearl Lemon team is scattered around the world and everyone works in different time zones, I had to adjust. 

Generally, I think that a work environment that requires me to be in constant online communication is not easy to adjust to since I’m a person who dislikes social media. 

I’m doing better though, I’ve been able to communicate as effectively as I can with my team members so far. 

However, there is still room for improvement and I look forward to seeing how much progress I’ll make by the end of this month.

What Happened This Week?

This week, I’ve noticed a certain level of ease in writing articles that was not there previously. 

Since I write about 5-7 articles per week, it gets easier and easier. I don’t struggle to summarize information in 500-700 words as much as I did in the beginning. 

My writing style is also evolving to suit the needs of clients as necessary.

This is a very valuable skill because I don’t want to be a one-trick pony. 

I’m able to write fictional novels and carefully-researched academic papers, but I also want to be good at writing conversational blog posts, and client guest posts. 

All these forms of writing require different things from me, and I’m finally reaching that goal of being able to write for different audiences. 

This week, for example, I wrote three articles about one topic: student loans. My objective was to embed external links to a client’s website, but each article had to be different even though I was linking the same site. 

That was an interesting challenge because it forced me to find ways to write about one thing in three different ways without having to repeat content. 

On top of this, I learned how to use Page Optimizer Pro to ensure that the content I produce ranks well on search engines. This was a surprise app that Dee told us to start using. 

I find it so useful because it helps me understand how to produce better content for SEO. Using Page Optimizer for all my articles is a bit of a learning curve, but I know that the more I do it, the better I’ll become. 

I’m really excited about the unique skill set that I’m developing and it’s only week 2!