An Interview with Noemi Ruth Tasarra-Twigg, Splashpress Media Editor
I am long overdue for a new interview, and thankfully Noemi Ruth stepped in to help get the ball rolling.
For those unfamiliar, Noemi is a well-known writer and editor working with Splashpress Media, a company “focusing primarily on ways to help the modern publisher succeed, whether that be through monetization, publishing tips, useful software, social media, business consultancy or web applications.”
Noemi reluctantly enthusiastically answered a few questions about what she does and discussed everything that makes her successful online.
Can you tell me a bit about your online work?
I started writing online content when I was still in college finishing my degree (read: putting off working on my thesis). I was a writer and didn’t really have a clue about other aspects of blogging, but when I got involved with Splashpress Media, I had to learn – quickly. Today, I mainly work as editor of the network, which includes writing, working with bloggers, social media, and community management. I also do a bit of client work on the side.
Do you work exclusively online/are you 100% self-employed?
I work exclusively in my pajamas.
What are your favorite topics to explore?
1. Anything fantasy or sci-fi
3. Gadgets (shiny!)
4. Professional improvement (as a writer)
5. Health and fitness (a recent
obsession interest of mine)
Did you see yourself doing this 10-15 years ago? Would you change anything about it?
15 years ago, no; but 10 years ago, yes. This was (is) my dream job.
What do you do when feeling stuck? How do you unleash your creative juices and let the words flow?
I grab myself by the neck and force myself to write. I’m stubborn like that.
If this doesn’t work, I “procrastinate productively” (a term I want to believe I invented) by reading the news, other blogs, or the book I’m currently into.
If this still doesn’t work, I either do yoga or jog.
And, if all else fails, I take a nap.
Bloggers and freelancers usually dream big. What’s your online “dream goal?”
Taking Splashpress blogs to the next level and writing that dream book which I know is in there somewhere but is still waiting to come out
List three words or phrases that would help anyone struggling to get started online…
Go-getter, thick-skinned, and patient
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked;
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
In my pantry.