Homeless Nashville

How do you describe being homeless? Growing up in a middle class family, doing all the right things. Then one day, you are on the street.What Happens now?

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Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Now that I am no longer homeless, I still hope to help others. There are a few who truly want off the streets, out of the soup lines. Back to a "normal" way of living. Everyone who is homeless isn't a bum, nor a criminal. There are those that just need a chance. My first day as a homeless person was April 1st, 1997. From then on its been an unreal experience. Not one I would suggest anyone go thru, but one I know I have learned from. I hope in some way this blog helps you, the reader know a little about me. But more important , I hope it helps you understand a little more about homeless people in general.



Good Morning to all. I had a comment by a regular reader that I would like to share. She stated that maybe I could find some work blogging or maybe as a freelance writer , writing about the homeless. I think that may be a great way for me to do a good thing and maybe make enough to get myself off the street.
How about some ideas? Can't hurt to put your two cents worth in. You have no idea how much I would appreciate it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about putting up a tip jar kind of thing. I see it on alot of sites, that way if someone wants to help you out they can.
Also, maybe you can add a site like cafe press, sell Tshirts and stuff with the site address on them, it would spread the word out and maybe help you find work.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember a site once called "the homeless Blogger" i believe, Google it and it should come up somewhere.  im not sure if this is him since the guy i saw got his own domain in the end.  He eventually got quite the reader base and link exchanges with the likes of Biz Stone and Jef Zeldman.  He use to post from library's and such.  There seems to be quite a few of these now, sincerity in question.  Good luck with yours though, and good luck in 2005.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A pretty good resource for writers and wannabe writers is: www.writersdigest.com, which has lots of info on things like how to write a query letter, what markets are out there for different kinds of writers, etc.


6:48 PM  
Blogger Fred F. said...

Thanks to you Rachel.I have gotten a few helpful comments and a number of emails as well.
I will look into the site you mentioned asap.
One gentleman asked where I was using the computer. I use the computers within the Nashville Public Library system.I am alloted 2 hours per day, so I have to make do with that. I was saving for a laptop, but living expenses come first.
I have written a letter to three local papers, hoping they might provide space for a column on a weekly basis.
Again thanks Rachel, your idea seemed pretty good to me, so I followed up on it.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Fred F. said...

I guess some would question anyones sincerity. All I want is to provide for myself, with a job and a home. Is that insincere?

12:18 PM  
Blogger Evil Doctor said...

In Chicago there's a newspaper called StreetWise (http://www.streetwise.org/). It's written and distributed by the homeless. I don't know if it's published in other cities.

9:58 AM  

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