Tagged by: freelance writer

2018: The Year of Success

Date Posted: December 29, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Freelance Writing, Housesitting, Personal

2018 year in review expat blogger amanda walkins

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those numbers, this was not at all a successful year! But by many other standards, 2018 was a year of success for me both personally and professionally.

Success is an interesting term for a year in which I blogged here precisely three times (this one included). By those nu...

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Thoughts on Time Away

Date Posted: August 28, 2018
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting, Personal

taking time away from my blog

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It’s been a while…but no apologies here. I’ve been busy moving around, celebrating major events with family and friends in different countries, and overall just not at all attached to this here lil ole blog.

See the thing is, doing anything for five years straight can make you feel a little run down. But doing an extensive amount of work for free for five years straight will certainly make you question your sanity! So, after five full years of blogging here, I took some time away.

Oh hello there, long lost blog! It's been a while...but no apologies here. I've been busy moving around, celebrating maj...

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A Quick Rundown of Life in Malta

Date Posted: August 27, 2017
Posted in: Expat Life, Malta Expat, Personal

A quick rundown of life in Malta lately for expat writer Amanda Walkins

We’ve been crazy busy!! In the best sort of way, though. Since I simply don’t have the time right now to offer lots of in-depth insights into where we’ve been and what we’ve done (not to say I won’t find the time eventually!), here’s a quick rundown of life in Malta lately.

We've been crazy busy!! In the best sort of way, though. Since I simply don't have the time right now to offer lots of i...

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Why I Got Rid of the Comments Section

Date Posted: April 2, 2017
Posted in: Freelance Writing, Personal

I eliminated the comments section on my blog

In case you didn’t notice, you can no longer comment on my website. That was a very purposeful, very directed decision I made recently. While I believe in free speech and I fully encourage debate, I will no longer allow vile commentary on my personal website. I’ve eliminated the comments section altogether.

In case you didn't notice, you can no longer comment on my website. That was a very purposeful, very directed decision I...

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[Infographic] How to Survive Working from Home

Date Posted: October 7, 2016
Posted in: Freelance Writing

how to survive working from home - My Kind of Monday

This guest post comes to you from Connor at My Kind of Monday. I saw his infographic and just had to share it with you guys. Here he is to explain the pitfalls of working from home, and how you can avoid them. Enjoy!


It can be incredibly exciting making the decision to work from home. The flexibility in being able to work your own schedule and set your own deadlines is often what attracts people to freelancing from home.

This guest post comes to you from Connor at My Kind of Monday. I saw his infographic and just had to share it with you g...

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Expat Stories: Earn an Income Having Fun

Date Posted: October 5, 2016
Posted in: Expat Life

Earn an income having fun as an expat

I posted an article with International Living back when I was managing Ocean Connections Water Sports. While my life has changed quite a bit since then, the idea holds true years later: it’s possible to earn an income having fun! In this edition of Expat Stories, I’m telling a bit more of my own.

I posted an article with International Living back when I was managing Ocean Connections Water Sports. While my life has...

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Island Life is for the Directionally-Challenged

Date Posted: September 19, 2016
Posted in: All About Roatan

From Women Who Live on Rocks

I posted this piece on Women Who Live on Rocks last year, and it recently popped up again to make me smile. Island life is full of quirks, giving road directions is merely one tiny example of the fun you can have trying to make sense of living on a small rock in the sea.

I posted this piece on Women Who Live on Rocks last year, and it recently popped up again to make me smile. Island life...

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Guest Post: 5 Realities of Freelance Work Nobody Tells You About

Date Posted: April 5, 2016
Posted in: Freelance Writing

In case you haven’t noticed the lack of posts here lately, I have just been swamped with other work and haven’t had the time to dedicate to blogging here. Luckily, there are so many other wonderful writers out there with ideas to share! For any of you other freelance writers, Jess Signet has some great insights for you on the realities of freelance work nobody tells you about.

Enjoy!


In case you haven’t noticed the lack of posts here lately, I have just been swamped with other work and haven’t had the...

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