Playlists, memoirs, and other wacky pieces.
Tips are the best part of being a creator on Vocal. It can take a while for your story to earn profit through reads, so it's a luxury to receive money from your audience semi-instantly. And why else are tips so great? Because they're a sign of appreciation for your hard work! Someone liked your story enough to give you cash for your words, and that means a lot. Even if it's only a dollar, a Vocal tip is a little sign someone enjoyed your content.
I've been on Vocal for about a year and a half. Throughout several weeks of typing up articles, liking stories, tipping creators and getting to know Vocal writers on social media, I've learned so much about the platform. It's taught me how to be a better writer, how to grow an audience, and how to make money creating digital content. This year, it literally saved my life during a soul-sucking pandemic.
Earlier this month, my mom and I spent a day decorating our living room for Christmas. After putting on Carrie Underwood's holiday album, setting up the tree and hanging multicolored lights, my mother opened a box of knick knacks to pretty up the hanging shelves just above our sofa.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the Vocal team reached out to me about sharing my holiday traditions! While everyone's holiday season is bound to look different this year - including my family's - I thought I'd talk about how I usually celebrate the occasion. Y'know, when there typically isn't a horrible coronavirus floating around in the air.
After my internship ended early from the coronavirus pandemic and freelance film industry jobs were left in shambles, I found myself with an overabundance of time and a lack of money. Fortunately, I remembered a little website called Vocal where I won a writing Challenge the year before.
“History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes” – Mark Twain It's embarrassing to say, considering this challenge is about backpacking to a relaxing dream destination, but in 2021, I will be visiting Auschwitz. Yes, the Auschwitz. Final destination of every Holocaust movie. A nightmare for survivors. Perhaps the literal definition of hell on earth.
Aaaaaaah, vacations. Remember when people relished time off, no work, and staying away from friends and family? In March, I thought quarantining was going to be like a vacation. Only two or three weeks, and the virus would be gone forever and we could go back to normalcy!
It's over! After a very stressful week of us staring at a red and blue United States map, the election came to a close earlier this month on Saturday, November 7th. Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. For many, it's a weight off our shoulders after four long years of racism, bigotry, sexism, and flagged tweets.