Having read an article about it, I have just signed up for Postcrossing (https://www.postcrossing.com/), which is a website for people to send postcards to people all around the world. It randomly picks a recipient for you to send a card to, and then you receive one from another randomly chosen sender.
It looks like a really nice way to learn a bit about other cultures and get good post from friendly people 😀
My wild garlic is flowering. #florespondence.
@becky or the same people get all the tips every month, regardless of performance?
It sounds really divisive to me.
@drango Well... my website is not representative of how I make money. The bulk of my income comes from writing articles for science facilities.
I would like to make my living writing about plants and the environment, but this is the best fit I can manage at the moment.
@drango Cool! I just wanted to gauge how different your experience will be to mine, and it will be a lot different! 😀
@drango Answering is, of course, entirely optional 😀
Today there will be a ‘celebration’ of 50 years of Britain having nuclear weapons at Westminster Abbey, and CND are planning a ‘die in’ in protest: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/02/cnd-stage-die-in-westminster-abbey-nuclear-weapons-thanksgiving?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
In Madagascar, teenagers are learning new farming techniques (compost!) to protect their rainforest environment: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48113501
@drango No problem! what is it that you do? And which part of the world are you in?
International Compost Awareness Week #ICAW 5th - 11th May.
@drango Feel free to ask anything! I don’t claim to be an expert but I will help if I can 😀
@drango It did take quite some time to make a living as a freelancer, and I was lucky enough to have savings go fall back on in the meantime, and a partner who was supportive.
There’s always the worry that it will all fall apart, but I tell myself that these days a job is no more secure. In the past I have been made redundant with no warning, and fired for no reason, and at least being freelance whether I earn enough is pretty much down to me.
@drango You did the right thing. Not being abused is worth so much more than money!
We are worth more than money, whatever Capitalism has to say on the topic 😀
Gardening ethnobotanist. Science writer.
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