Day 202: Ending Forbes
Still on vacation here! Enjoying myself in San Diego. It is a very beautiful place. I'll definitely miss it when I'll leave. I'll have to come back again soon.
I think I'm done writing for Forbes. At this point in my life, I can't really justify the time and energy I've spent writing for the publication.
Overall, I'm really proud of the work I've produced. I've written over 160+ stories (at the time of writing this blog post) all on a part-time basis while juggling a full-time job and later a newsletter at the same time.
I've done more than anyone expected of me. Even of myself. But now it's time to give it up.
The reason why is simply money. I'm earning way too little money for the copious amounts of time that I put into it. Writing on startups has never paid, and I've tried pivoting to covering content creators. While I've been able to able to access and cover content creators with good success, it hasn't opened up the money spigot.
Fuck it, I've been even working on Forbes writing on this vacation. I'm not doing any writing today at all (other than this blog post lol).
This is the end of my writing for Forbes. I have no regrets. I did the best I could under the circumstances.
So how am I going to wrap up Forbes? I've finished crafting and sending out questions for the Q&A articles for this summer. After that, only four full profiles remain. My plan is to try and produce full drafts of each story by the end of this week. (Once I get a working full first draft, it really doesn't take me long to finalize a story.)
And that will be it. I want to be transparent here and stay that there are outstanding stories, that is, potential future articles I've discussed with founders, but they haven't provided me with the information or materials to write them. I'm not going to reach out to them - they have to ping me. If they reach out, I'll keep my word and write the story as promised..
Otherwise, I'll focus on the stories I have as my final remaining ones and wrap up Forbes.
Fortunately, I have sourced enough stories to get me through the rest of the year per my contract as a Senior Contributor to Forbes.
Otherwise, I'm done. After this week, from here on out, I focus on F2F.
I appreciate everyone who has supported me as a writer. I can't wait to see what I do next with my writing on F2F.