Freelance Writing

Reviving My Freelance Life

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I’ve been agonizing for months on how to start this blog post. So, I’ll keep it simple. I’m back. Blogging hasn’t come easy for me lately. I’ve been writing and doing VA work and may re-enter the brick-and-mortar life, but that remains to be seen. I wasn’t sure if my little community needed me to […]

Blogging

Stop Hating HuffPo & Focus On Your Work

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*deep breaths* I am a Huffington Post blogger. And I am proud of it. *pauses to check MailChimp for unsubscribes* Recently, Huffington Post brass said they’re proud to have unpaid writers, because they know their work is authentic. I don’t agree with the reasoning behind this. A company leader should never use the words “proud” […]

Blogging

Three Steps To Becoming a Forgettable Blogger

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On your to-do list: Nominate my blog as one of your favorites in the Positive Writer’s best blogs of 2016! (Update 2/4/16: Even with three nods, I didn’t win. So this makes this post even more important.) Here’s why I’m (finally!) asking: For the past few days, I’ve been anxiously checking my email, awaiting the […]

Blogging

13 Lessons on Business & Blogging After 3 Years

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This was a rough year (so be prepared for an extra dose of sarcasm in this post). I made less money freelancing because I took a crummy full time job, had less web traffic and even had an email blast with an affiliate link that NO ONE clicked on. But, on a positive note, hooray! It’s my third […]

Blogging

Reviving Your Inner Writer

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This is my entry for Positive Writer’s “How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life” essay contest. Aka: My blog is dead! Long live the blog. Fellow writers: Without the written word, we’d feel dead, right? A shell of a person filled with strange or wonderful ideas that couldn’t be adequately expressed. And yet, when we are at […]

Blogging

5 Myths About Writing an Award-Winning Blog

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Still reeling a bit from last month’s news: I was named one of the top 100 websites for writers by The Write Life. Hugely honored…humbled…all of those kinda big words. Here’s what I thought when I started Googling this subject. I…have no idea. As much as I’d like to share a step-by-step plan to get […]