As my first post on JameyDeOrio.com, I’ve decided to keep the “Hello world!” title that WordPress automatically gives as filler text. It’s appropriate – although I’ve made a heap of websites and blogs under different monikers and for different goals in the past, this is essentially the first time I’ve ever reached out to the public via the internet expressly as myself.
My primary goal with this site is to generate interest and clients for freelance writing and editing projects, but my blog entries will vary in content to cover the range of my personal interests. This means that my post content will swing from business to bicycles, from video games to editing tips, with the occasional review of a burger or musical release, and so on.
As a freelancer, my intention is to be open and honest with my clients, and this blog will not only act as SEO for generating organic hits but also as a window into who I am as a real person. Transparency in business is a growing trend, and for good reason. In my opinion, the client/service relationship has deteriorated somewhat alongside the rise of the information age, and business has become much more impersonal, yet I believe this trend can be turned around (and must be turned around to restore integrity to the business exchange).
I want to get to know my clients, to learn about their ideals and priorities and goals, so I can write the best copy possible for their needs; and I want my clients to feel like they know me as a prompt, amiable, and dependable contractor, more than a fleeting voice or indifferent email.