Some News and Some Links

I’ve been waiting almost four months to write this post and now I’m not quite sure what I should say so I’ll just blurt out that I finally have a new job!

While it’s a contractor position and nothing is permanent (and I’m creating scenarios in my head that don’t exist because I have so much to learn,) I’ve been brought on as a full-time Writer and Viral Content Creator at 22 Words—a site I’ve been freelancing for for the past couple of weeks. 

What is 22 Words, you ask?  

This Esquire story is a couple of years old, it interviews the creator and explains it better than I probably can. Basically it’s ranked among one of the top viral aggregations sites online with millions of page views a day and shares everything funny, heartfelt and relevant to every type of reader.

The difference between 22 Words and other sites is that it’s run by a relatively small staff, meaning there’s always that human angle and it’s not nearly so corporate or bland. Yay!

Anyway, I’m going to be writing there full-time, and to say I’m thrilled would be an understatement. Of course I will have much more to say on this whole journey, but right now I need some time to gather up my thoughts and settle into a new routine and reflect a bit. Plus, now I’m freaking busy. 

Deal? Deal.

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This picture has nothing to do with anything, but the page needed some color. 

What does that mean for this blog? Not much. I promise not to completely skimp out on you and am sure I’ll have ridiculous insights and lame attempts at humor just as much as I have in the past here and on Facebook and Twitter.

And even though I would love for all of you to follow 22 Words on Facebook or check the site on a daily basis, I also know that’s not possible for everyone.

So I think once a week—maybe Sundays—I’ll do a quick recap post of what I wrote over there during the week so that you can click on the links and read my stuff and I can keep my job.

But humor aside, I’m still completely humbled, not just by the support everyone has shown me here but by the whole experience. It’s far from over and I still have a lot of uncertainty in the future, but at least I’m waking up every morning now excited to work, excited to see what else I can do and being rewarded for my efforts with respect.

I think that’s the big thing right there. So far I have been nothing but impressed with the people there and am excited to work with them going forward–and you know I don’t just say things to say things. 

Anyway, I’ll try and get my thoughts together in the next couple of weeks, but for today…yay!

And here’s what I’ve got for you to read. Like I said, I have two or three posts go up there every day–including some on dog restaurants, infomercial products and inappropriate children’s books in the next week, among others– so I would advise you to stalk the site when possible and share my stuff.

Deal? Deal.

The Fun Stories Behind 40 Famous Company Names

25 Dollar Store Hacks to Make Every Parent’s Life Easier

The Foodnited States of America

15 Brilliantly Creative Ways to Use Leftover Wine

16 Versions of Normal Animals That Prove Mother Nature is Drunk

Vince Vaughn is Promoting His New Movie By Posing in Hilarious Stock Photos

15 Unexpected Ways Your House is Trying to Make You Sick

15 Sneaky Ways Grocery Stores Try and Control Your Mind and Your Money

Meet the Funniest Russian Brother-In-Law on the Internet

The First Covers of 30 Famous Magazines

And of course, thank you again. 

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38 responses to “Some News and Some Links

  1. Won’t help you writing limericks….you have to SING THEM, to get the rhythm and rhyme correct! 🙂

  2. Very exciting news! Congratulations! I had never even heard of this website before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Their content will be a gazillion times funnier with you on staff. 🙂

  3. Congrats! I’ve been to 22 words a few times. Must be a fun site to work at!

  4. So very awesome – congratulations, they are lucky to have you 🙂

  5. YAAAAYYYY!!!! This is absolutely fantastic news and you can bet I’ll be hanging off your every word both here and there. Congrats!

  6. yeeeeeee! so very happy for you, my friend, and happy for ME because I always like to have more of your words to read!

    congrats XO

  7. So Happy for you Abby. Congratulations!
    They are so lucky to have you and I can’t wait to read you there.

    Xo

  8. Hey, cool. Sounds like a fun job. I wish you well!

  9. ABBY!!!!! CONGRATS!! I am really happy for you (And maybe slightly envious too if I’m being honest) that you now made writing your JOB???? Good for you- you kept writing, even when you were feeling blue about the job thing and look– it totally paid off!! Okay I’m going to stop gushing about how happy I am for you because I don’t want to jinx the fairytale but this is So.Cool. Yay!

  10. Good for you! Looks like a fun site.

  11. That’s wonderful news. Congratulations.

  12. so effin happy for you baby girl ! xxx

  13. So happy for you Abby !!! BrendaDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:04:33 +0000 To: bluegracie8@hotmail.com

  14. This is awesome, congrats Abby!!!

  15. I was so excited to see the news! CONGRATS! I am so happy for you, and so glad you found a job that sounds like a great fit! I knew you could do it!

  16. You have amazing, supportive friends here that have been rooting for you the whole way. CONGRATS to you and good luck in your new, exciting venture.

  17. Congratulations! I hope this works out well for you.

  18. It sounds like the universe and the stars aligned and you landed in the perfect place. Congratulations!

  19. Sounds like the Universe and the stars aligned and you landed in the perfect place. Congratulations!

  20. Congratulations and I’m following 22 Words.

  21. I love that you make a point of being just as happy to earn respect as to earn a paycheck, as that’s a thing that is lacking at so many jobs. Huge congratulations and excitement for your new venture.

  22. Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! This is such AWESOME news. Not only did you get a new paid gig, but it’s one I think you’ll be amazing at and it really utilizes your talents. I am beyond thrilled for you and now following 22 Words. Can’t wait to see all your stuff!!!

  23. “freaking busy” and “I have a ton to learn, but it’s all really exciting.” Couldn’t ask for better.
    Cheers!
    (Will keep an eye out for you out there.)

  24. I couldn’t be happier for you, my friend.

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