A few weeks ago, I got an email from Yahoo about their new Contributor program. This allows you to sign up to write selected articles for them about various news events. I think I was sent the notice because I am a fan of their Royal Wedding updates on Facebook.
Anyway, I clicked on over and signed up and listed the Royal Wedding as an interest of mine and a week or so ago, I was sent an alert that they were looking for “unique” articles about some aspect of the wedding. I chose to write about the Welsh island where William and Kate are going to live after the wedding.
Well, guess what!? Today I was told THEY BOUGHT IT! And PUBLISHED IT!! I am officially a published author. Check me out HERE!!!!! YAHOO! Literally :) And I don’t know who all is sharing it, but 25 people have shared it on Facebook at last count, and 2 have shared it on Twitter. That’s awesome. I get performance pay as more people click on it, in addition to the base rate I was paid for the story.
So today I was offered another crack at it, and I signed up again to do another piece on the wedding. Whereas before I was really struggling to come up with what to write about that hadn’t been covered before, this time I had 3 or 4 ideas and had to really sit and consider them. It ultimately came down to what I could most easily find on the internet. It’s taken me a couple of hours, but I just submitted my second piece and I hope it’s also accepted. We’ll see!
So yeah, you can tell everyone you know the great Kate Kosior, journalist and writer :-D