Ready. Set. Sail!
So I have some sad news ya’ll…I will no longer be writing for the Huffington Post.
*gasp* “Why Jess?! You just started! Isn’t that something you wanted to do for a long time?”
Ya’ heard me! People! They NEVER promoted my blog post on social media. And I tried asking them a bunch of times why. I even went so far as to say that aside from my skills as a writer, this post means the world to me and I worked so hard at it and there are people out there that need to hear it. Nothing. No response. Not even a “fuck off.” And THEY are the ones who told me they loved it and wanted to share my voice!
So I found out from a special friend that people’s posts rarely get promoted. The only way to get stuff promoted, other than being famous, is writing pieces that appeal to a generic audience. Basically, cookie-cutter feel-good fluff pieces or easy-to-swallow hot topics…
…um…no…Jess don’t roll that way. I made a promise to you guys; write nothing but raw and honest blog posts. So the idea of writing fluff pieces and selling myself out for a moment in the social media spotlight is WAY beneath me. I ain’t no sellout! So I said fuck it! They ain’t worth my time. Let some other people lick Arianna’s holy clit.
Sorry (I ain’t sorry).
And I feel good about my decision. I did feel bad for a bit but now I’m confident in myself. Yeah my stuff is controversial but they should’ve just rejected me straight out if they didn’t like it. I’ll get my voice out there one way or another. You’ll see. Imma be famous my own damn way. I’ll still be writing for IBPF and bpHope so no worries on that. They like me there! And my book is coming along smoothly!!
Thanks to all the people that stick by me through thick and thin. You guys inspire me to be myself and I love that. Because what would this world be like if I just sit back and did what people told me to do?
Jess is going to stay Jess. Best believe it!