It is quite literally nothing more than a not-so-humble brag. Hashtag sorrynotsorry.
Remember that pretty exciting news that I briefly mentioned in August/September? That I couldn't share and then never mentioned again?
WELL NOW I CAN TELL YOU!
In fact, I'll do better. I'll show you. Click this. Read it. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Well, I wrote that. For a Forbes affiliate. They paid me to write a story and then they posted it.
Is this real life?!