October is over and I doubt very seriously that I'll get my Hot 500 badge back for October. My page views were even lower than September.
While this hasn't been a very good month overall for any $ project, I did get a one of my highest upfront offers ever for a general article (excluding Featured Contributor assignments). I got a good offer because my article relates to NaNoWriMo which actually begins today. I also believe that I got a good offer on it because of my personal and professional experience with the topic. If you care to take a look, click the title below.
There is No Such Thing as a Perfect Rough Draft
Another good thing that happened at AC this month was that I had another Yahoo! pickup. One of my FC assignments was flagged by AC for Yahoo! Editors to look at. While the article sits now in the "Partner" tab on my account page, I have to keep an eye out manually on the Yahoo! TV blog for when it might be published. If Yahoo! rejects it, it will be published on AC, and I get to keep the extra compensation, but I think with it sitting in my Partner tab, it might have already been accepted. Not sure.
In any case, I've had the opportunity to apply for a regular Yahoo! TV writing gig. I'm currently waiting to hear if they want me to send a sample article. I would be so psyched to write for Yahoo! on a regular basis!
In any case, here's hoping November will not only provide me more page views and upfronts, but also that I have more time to pursue those page views and upfronts. I seem to be caught up enough to do just that.
Have a great November, everyone!
Oh, for a tip, get your Thanksgiving articles wrapped up this week and then start working on Christmas articles. You want to have those Christmas articles up and indexed by the time the major searches start happening in order to take advantage of rising page views. :)