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August Blair – Freelance writer and blogger

Hi! I’m August. I’m a writer and a mental illness advocate. Topics I tend to write about include mental illness, LGBT, social issues, personal development, and the craft of writing.


I’ve been blogging since 2016. Much of the money I make blogging is through sponsored blog posts. Clients reach out to me after coming across my site, and I write a blog post that includes at least one link to their website or a link to download their app. I also write blog posts for websites, usually in the mental health niche.

Freelance Writing

I started freelance writing in 2017 and did a bit of social media marketing at first, as well. As a freelance writer, I’ve written everything from clickbait to well-researched articles for small businesses that want to rank on Google. My specialty topics include lifestyle, mental health, personal improvement, and writing. I’m proficient in SEO and understand the importance of high-quality photos, backlinks, sub-headings, and the like. Examples of sponsored blog posts can be read here and here. I also interned as a content writer.

Sponsored Blog Post Details:

-Includes at least 1 link of client’s choice

-Published on Survival is a Talent

-Includes high-quality royalty-free photos

-At least 300 words

(sponsored blog posts are subject to minor edits here and there after publishing to keep up with SEO trends)

Copywriting Services I offer:

-Web copy

-Blog posts





Formal Print Publications:

Online Publications:

(These pieces may be listed under my pen name or my real name.)

Coming Out As Bisexual; Different Communities, Similar Stigma on Voices of Mental Health

Coming Out As Schizoaffective on Voices of Mental Health

Tales From The Other Side: A Neurochemical Romance on Betty’s Battleground

Tales From The Other Side: Dating A Sexual Assult Survivor on Betty’s Battleground

4 Reasons A Mobility Scooter Means Freedom on The Mighty, sponsored by Only Top Reviews

Accepting What It Means To Have Schizoaffective Disorder on The Mighty

Why Your Ignorance About My Schizophrenia Could Cost Me My Life on The Mighty

An Honest Photo Diary of My Schizophrenia on The Mighty

You’ve Been Diagnosed With A Mental Illness. Now What? on The Mighty

Learning To Accept Love (From Myself) As A Girl With Schizophrenia on The Mighty

8 Ways Having A Mental Illness Has Changed Me on The Mighty

This Is Not What Schizophrenia Looks Like on The Mighty

It’s Time I Stopped Letting My Illness Control My Life on The Mighty

6 Things I Wish People Knew About Living With Schizophrenia on The Mighty

I Need To Stop Searching For That ‘Magic Medication’ on The Mighty

Learning To Love Myself Despite My Schizophrenia on Defying Shadows

8 Ways Having A Mental Illness Changed Me on 1 am 1 in 4

Relevant Positions:

Health Storylines – Current Self-Care Ambassador

Voices of Mental Health – Current Contributing Writer

Your Happy Place – Current Contributing Writer

Eddie Kedge – Former Social Media Manager

Featured On:

10 Mighty Mental Health Stories That Stuck With Me In 2016


The i’Mpossible Show

Some Of This Is True


Silver Key from SCAD for Creative Writing Portfolio

Top 20 Schizophrenia Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2018

Blogger Recognition Award

Notable clients: