“Writing is easy. You simply sit down at a typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.” ~ Red Smith Well, with a recommendation like that, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to be a writer? Of course, the reality of the profession is (usually) a bit more mundane than the reality faced by the writers in[…]
How’s life during NaNoWriMo? Good, I hope! Though I’m not actively participating this year, the try-to-write-a-novel-in-a-month rush is all around me and I love it. You go, writers! I’m inspired by your word sprints and your word counts. Keep it up! We’re looking at day 11 of the great race here and I know what[…]
Welcome social media followers, readers, friends, and family! Before I dive into the freelance shopping guide, let’s get this giveaway business out of the way first. I’ve partnered with the kind folks over at TV Store Online to give away a brand-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack to one of my lucky readers! All you[…]
Getting a freelance writing business off the ground can be all-consuming. There are a lot of things you need to account for like building a portfolio of solid clips, sending out applications to freelance gigs, and maintaining a blog. You have to spend time doing your own accounting and marketing, your taxes and client research.[…]
Businesses have to change with the times. When a freelance business stays on the same path without fitting into the needs of the day, other freelancers are more than willing to step in and do the work in your place. Sometimes, your business just gets tired and needs a fresh look. It needs to be[…]
I have something exciting to share with you all today! I’m participating in Rhonda Parrish’s Giftmas Blog Tour. We’re all exchanging blog posts and whatnot about the holidays and today is mine turn to host. Woo-hoo! I’m so excited to bring to you a piece of writing from Barbara Tomporowski about holiday traditions. Be sure[…]
I’ve read a lot of writing blogs, people. And on those blogs, there’s information about writing all sorts of things from blog posts to web content to business plans. But you know what I don’t see get a lot of coverage? Case studies. And I can’t figure out why. I mean, these are a marketing[…]
Most freelancers work from home, which provides a lot of convenience. Those who don’t live the freelance life think we just sit around doing nothing all day. This can be incredibly frustrating when you’re trying to convey yourself as a true professional. Snide, snarky comments are uttered in our presence often, like: So, you’re freelancer,[…]
Anyone who talks to me more than five minutes learns two things: 1. I’m passionate about writing. 2. I’m a full-blown Whovian. And while the written word is something I wrestle with on a daily basis, how I share that content online is an ever-changing process. Am I tweeting enough? Too little? Am I post on Facebook at the wrong times of day? What about Google Plus? What the hell am I supposed to do over there? These are questions many people venturing into the world of social media writing ask themselves. I continue to ask myself these questions.
Now, anyone who’s seen Doctor Who knows that the arch villain of the series are the Daleks, a trashcan-esque, plunger and whisk yielding alien race hellbent on the destruction of anything not pure Dalek. Their popular refrain is “Exterminate!” Many a meme online has seen Daleks in bathtubs with loofahs (Exfoliate!) and Daleks in love (Infatuate!). So, I’m jumping on the meme bandwagon today, shouting, “Emulate!” in my best Dalek voice. Why?
Because if you want to succeed in spreading your content on the web in the most effective way to yield the greatest amount of response and engagement, you need to follow in the footsteps of your social media mentors.
Well, I should probably rephrase that. Search engine optimizers that are worth their price will have already known about the Penguin 2.0 update and will have implemented strategies to bolster their sites’ PageRank. If you missed the memo though, or you’re new to the SEO world, now is the time to pay attention. For the[…]