Here is a story I wrote last month for Community Impact Newspaper – Lake Travis/Westlake edition. This long-time real estate broker established her own real estate company in West Austin almost 30 years ago. I interviewed her at a home for sale in Westlake and learned a lot about why she went into real estate and how she grew her business to about 75 agents. She was a very lovely lady and gave off a sincere attitude as well as having a lot of wisdom. In addition to her business she also runs the family ranch, located near Waco. One of the reasons I love to write is meeting new people and learning and sharing their stories, so this article was successful by my standards!
Since I’ve been writing more and more freelance articles recently and been asked to provide samples of my work, I have decided to compile some of the articles I’ve written in one place.
Pinterest already has a great way to organize things, so I decided the best way to do it would be to pin the articles. This will make it easy to share my articles with publishers, but also will allow my friends and family an easy place to see what I’ve written recently without me having to harass them—they can follow or not. Easy-peasy!
That being said, feel free to follow any of my boards or this one at http://pinterest.com/tyoungster.
I’d love to hear how the rest of you have used Pinterest to organize your business or interests, so share your ideas in the comments section!
Today my latest article was published on the front page of snooth.com: http://www.snooth.com/articles/austins-best-wine-bars. See something missing? Post a comment on what your favorite wine bar in Austin is and I will go check it out. It may even make my next article.
Last week I volunteered to take pics of MediaBistro’s Happy Hour Party at Wine House in Austin, TX. You can find the rest of the photos here.
I enjoy taking pictures and wanted to try my hand at taking pics under pressure—there’s nothing like taking pictures from a party not knowing if it will be inside, outside, how many people will be there and making sure you have them all edited with captions by a certain time the next day. The experience was good and just goes to show everything takes longer than you think it will! Everyone at the party was very fun and mostly willing to have their photos taken, although there weren’t a ton of people there. It looked to me to about 30 people throughout the night, although some people were rotating in and out, so it was hard to keep track.
MediaBistro volunteers are also given a credit towards its site to use, so I am using my credit for an AvantGuild membership, which I hope takes my writing business to the next level. You can see more of my photos here.
Antonio and I have started a blog over at OhSpooning.com to share our love of food with the world. It’s pretty simple at this point. We write about anything related to food that we feel like, with the hopes of narrowing down a focus and style of writing at some point in time—or not—we’re just that laid back about our creative outlets. Some of the things we’ve covered so far is Food Fight Austin and the Rain Forest Alliance and we’ve only been food blogging for about a month now. We tried to get into the Austin Food Blogger Alliance, but they said we had to do this for 4 months before they consider us—sheesh, talk about commitment. We’ll see how long it lasts, but so far, we’re just having a blast!