Case Study:

Pamela Hobart

Pamela Hobart - Write of Passage Case Study

“I put up a website and some preliminary blog posts in May and June. By July, strangers who found me on Twitter and visited my site had paid me for introductory life coaching sessions. Can’t argue with that.”

Why did you first sign up for Write of Passage? 

Although I have experience blogging and freelance writing sporadically over the years, I signed up to the first cohort of Write of Passage in order to begin blogging specifically in support of my new life coaching practice. With 3 kids under age 4, I just don’t have a ton of time to go the “trial and error” route anymore.

What’s your #1 takeaway or lesson learned from WoP? 

Your “personal knowledge monopoly” doesn’t have to be a random, emergent property of your writing over time. Instead, you can think about it explicitly and strategically from day one.

“Everything about writing online is an iterative process, but you have to start somewhere.”

Have you seen new opportunities as a result of your writing? 

I put up a website and some preliminary blog posts in accordance with Write of Passage advice in May and June. By July, strangers who found me on Twitter and visited my site had paid me for introductory life coaching sessions. Can’t argue with that.

What advice would you give to a new Write of Passage student? 

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good – do whatever it takes to complete the homework on time, you can always keep playing with things later. Everything about writing online is an iterative process, but you have to start somewhere.