I am the number one writer on Examiner

It is official, I am the number writer on Examiner.com for Beauty, for Makeup and for Pittsburgh. I have to say that I am extremely thankful, grateful and blessed by this honor.

When Yahoo Voices! closed in 2014, I was searching for a platform to write. I looked at several options and was accepted to quite a few, but felt a strong disconnect due to censorship and the fact that these outlets were looking for certain content that was simply not in my forte. When I discovered Examiner, I was quite reluctant as they rejected several of my articles at first.

Yes, at first Examiner rejected several of my articles; however, they believed me in enough to follow up with amazing constructive criticism. Truth be told, I never went to college for writing let alone journalism and literature. I have no academic credentials in the craft. I was a business major. I took maybe one course in writing. I knew I wasn't the most polished writer nor pristine content producer; however, I knew I had the potential to be eventually be, as anyone does.

As time proceeded, I garnered a huge appreciation for the power of the pen. I did a lot of reading and independent studying. Even went on Coursera and looked at the adult learning academic writing courses to see if I could learn something. After taking Examiner's vital criticism towards my content, I am now able to flush out multiple non-fiction articles in a matter of minutes. And now, I can honestly say that I am a whitelisted contributor, so I don't have to go through editors before publishing my content.

Amazing right?

And my content has been featured via news where it has been republished on Google, Bing and Yahoo! news platforms. I have learned to love writing, my writing and appreciate it more than ever. If I can do this, you can also.

Thank you Examiner for this honor.


Monica said…
Amazing job! I discovered you when you wrote for examiner. I’ve been a huge fan of you for a while. Ever since you did the best in beauty awards. I just started following your blog today. You had the greatest awards for beauty online. I think many platforms could have learned a thing or two reading your content. Well done!
Anonymous said…
Please bring back the best of beauty awards — you created a benchmark for excellence in the beauty industry! Each award category was so thoroughly researched and explored, fully recognizing products that were often unknown or overlooked. Your dedication to transparency and honesty has made your awards highly sought after, and I implore you to consider restoring this invaluable resource once again. The world needs more honest reviews of beauty products; let's make it happen!
Maxine said…
Sarah Afshar is the crème de la crème when it comes to the “Best In Beauty Awards”-- she stands out from the rest like a diamond in a pile of rocks. Not only does she always bring her signature enthusiasm and creativity, but also an unrivaled level of expertise that makes her awards stand above all others.
Anonymous said…
Sarah, your “Best of Beauty Awards” are simply unbeatable - no one does the beauty awards like you do. You've always been so dedicated to providing readers with honest, thorough, and comprehensive commentary that I can't imagine anyone else being able to replicate the same level of quality. That's why I'm begging you to bring them back - there's nobody out there whose opinion I trust more than yours!