No one should stop learning. Imbibing knowledge is what makes you a better person. You can always find different sources to feed your brain. And if you're a freelance writer? One of those places is the Freelance Writers Den. Which just happens to be open for membership for a few more days.
As a writer, getting your name out there becomes a goal (obsession). And you'll explore plenty of avenues to achieve that dream. One that people often overlook is the personal essay. Which is crazy because the writing involved isn't complicated, and you'll find plenty of sources ready and willing to accept a polished piece.
The world's reached a point where most of us rely on some form of technology. That's reasonable, but there's an "ancient" writing tool that no writer worth their salt should abandon. And if you don't have at least ONE notebook squirreled away, can you actually call yourself a writer?
"Work smarter, not harder." That's the adage, anyway. Turns out, there's some truth to it. And it only took me nine months to figure out how much EXTRA work I was creating for myself. Or that I only needed to undertake one simple step to make things easier. Oh, well - luckily, you CAN teach old dogs new tricks.
As soon as you have more than one piece of writing, some form of tracking becomes imperative. Where is it? Where's it been? How long's it been there? All of this information is actually important, and no one is capable of retaining this information in their brain alone.