Greetings beautiful people!
This has been a hectic yet fruitful week for me.
Firstly, I've just submitted my first assignment. My Editorial Mentor is fantabulous! With just 2 rounds of editing, she really polished up my work and taught me how to make an article come alive through vivid descriptions. You can see the difference yourself: The draft- http://worldpulse.com/node/74042 and the final assignment- http://worldpulse.com/node/74543
Secondly, I've just received the Correspondent Press Pass! What really boosted me up is the personalized message. I guess the word "bookaholic" really struck a chord with this wonderful community! Maybe we could together start a nice project related to books!
Thirdly, remember one of my goals was to launch a women-centric shop (http://worldpulse.com/node/69994). With advice from my Vision Mentor, I aim to start it within a week! I will share the link once it's launched and would love you to support me in the endeavor in any way you feel appropriate.
Fourthly, another of my goals was to amplify my voice through blogging. I am planning to do just that through a blog that merges digital advocacy, travel, and culture. Again, I will share the link with you and would love you to be a part of it.
Lastly, I got a job! It's slightly better-paid than the last, but the additional benefits are more interesting: training, ability to work together in the office, being associated with the leading newspaper in Bangladesh (which means connecting with some really influential people), and coming out of my comfort zone to write about fashion, food, lifestyle, and travel. So what about the social issues that I was writing on? Fret not as that's in my blood- I'll continue to write on social issues through the blog I mentioned above. Also, if fortunate, I might later get a position in the same newspaper through which I will be able to contribute stories on social issues, amplifying my reach.
Lots of emailing to do.
Seeking your love and blessings, Monica