If you've noticed a recent shift in work that's leaving you with more downtime than you prefer, you're not alone. In addition to blogging, I'm something of a veteran when it comes to dealing with content companies and can confirm the suspicions many content writers have expressed on message boards and other forums. While there are many reasons why content companies are downsizing or closing their doors, I can say it's not entirely the fault of AI technology text generators.
In case you haven't noticed, AI can't replace a writer who knows what they're talking about. This is what separates generalists from specialists, or people with extensive industry or topic knowledge. And if you've been dealing with a company that uses a tier ('X' number of stars out of 5, based on overall quality) system for its writers, then it may be time to come up with another strategy. Speaking from recent experience, even if you're a high-ranking writer that had an oops moment before hitting the submit button, this means you, too.
The great thing about this business is that it's easy to dust yourself off and either start over or come up with a new strategy. While writing about general topics may bring in consistent income compared to niche topics like sustainable cosmetic brands or fitness for differently-abled individuals, it can also place you in a box. Being in that box can sometimes hinder you from future opportunities. Personally, I say it's how you brand yourself. In other words, keep unrelated topics or interests separate when promoting self.
On to the good news. For the past few months, I've been revisiting why I like writing and things related to communication. However, there's nothing like finding a gem in a sea of people who either go way overboard in their advice or tell you to move on to something else.