Hey, Jen! It’s me – “future Jen”. Yes, that sounds impossible. You’re gonna have to trust me (even though you don’t trust anyone right now.)Continue Reading “Letter to my 12-Year-Old Self”
This piece of writing was originally posted on social media on September 11, 2020. It is a true story about what happens when an order of ice cream is delivered to the wrong house during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I read “Ice Cream Delivery” on episode 065 of Words of Jen.Continue Reading “Ice Cream Delivery”
I read “Dreaming of Buffets” on episode 058 of Words of Jen.
My husband and I are at a pizza place that we used to frequent before we moved halfway across the country. It has a small buffet in the corner that includes slices of pizza with a variety of toppings. There is a salad bar, baked chicken, and a small selection of desserts.Continue Reading “Dreaming of Buffets”
AB5 went into effect in California on January 1, 2020. The purpose was to require employers to provide “gig workers” the same benefits that they offer to their employees. At first glance, it sounded like it had the potential to provide protections to freelance writers. Unfortunately, there were some problems with this law.Continue Reading “Changes to California’s AB5 Protect Freelance Workers”
Judge Robert Broadbelt III, of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California, has ordered Donald Trump to pay Stormy Daniels $44,100 to cover legal fees in the battle over her nondisclosure (NDA) agreement. This was reported by The Guardian, as well as several other news outlets.Continue Reading “Trump Must Pay $44,100 to Stormy Daniels”
Twitter recently started taking action against “QAnon” accounts – and I am absolutely thrilled about it! In a thread on @TwitterSafety, Twitter stated that the company “will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm.”Continue Reading “Twitter Finally Took Action Against “QAnon” Activity”
My neighbor who loudly and frequently builds stuff, has wheeled a kayak holder to the back of his pickup. I’m fairly certain he built the holder himself. A familiar rattling and squealing noise was my first clue that the kayaks were coming out.
Of course, I decided to look out the window to see what was happening.Continue Reading “It Ain’t Gonna Work”
The screenshot above shows what my Medium stats looked like for the week that started on October 7, 2019, and ended on November 5, 2019. This blog post shows what happened to my stats – and ability to earn money on Medium – after Medium changed its criteria for how it pays writers.
This blog post will never appear on Medium, as I have learned that they do not curate any piece of writing that discusses Medium itself. There’s no point in posting this one over there!Continue Reading “Here is What Happened After Medium Changed the Payment Criteria”
Years ago, I started writing on a website that a few friends of mine had joined. The site (which no longer exists) paid people for the blogs they posted there. To me, a person who makes their income from freelance writing, it sounded like an exciting thing to try!Continue Reading “I Know how this Story Ends”