Spring - Mid 1980’s At four years old, one of my first memories is laying on a bare mattress; trying to take a nap. I say “trying” because it was the middle of the day and I remember being wide awake. An invisible breeze twirled into the small wooden panel room from the narrow window … Continue reading The Magic of Nature
When you are blogging, your readers likely are not reading everything that you are writing. Sorry to say! Most of us online readers are skimming the page. It’s just what we all do. Usually we are looking for pieces of information and just want to be able to find the answers and then move on. So in order to help our readers out, we create a lot of white space.
While I was getting my undergrad degree in English, in all my writing courses we would have numerous peer review days. This was when you would give a draft of your story to another classmate and have them review and edit it. I dreaded these days. Not another peer review day! At first, it’s a … Continue reading Accepting Feedback as a Freelance Writer
No one enjoys reading a research paper. Even if it’s the most interesting topic you can imagine, putting it in a research theme type of paper, can quickly become snoozefest. If your blog is too formal it can feel like a monotone robot spewing out information. Which, people in academics seem to love but the rest of us searching online need a little bit more fun and engagement.
Done is better than perfect. I wrote down this saying on a sticky note and placed it on my keycard for work, which I pull out and see at least 4 times a day. This is a nice reminder that sneaks into my subconscious mind to remind me that sometimes, it’s better to be done … Continue reading Done is Better Than Perfect.
At some point in all writers’ careers, it’s going to happen. The inevitable writers block. It could last for a few minutes, a few days or even longer. I know that sometimes, it can take me a few days to find the right words or the right way to deliver the message I’m trying to … Continue reading Tips for Writer’s Block
The old methods of marketing are quickly becoming less effective and instead is being replaced with content marketing. Content marketing is a strategy where you are giving your customers useful and relevant information in order to attract and gain business. For example, REI (which sells gear and clothes for outdoor recreational activities) offers customers a … Continue reading What is Content Marketing?
We, as humans all tend to become overly excited and extremely motivated when first setting goals. We envision who we want to be and then say that nothing will get in the way of our dreams. And for a few days, maybe even a few weeks it works.
We stay on track and hit our goals. Until…the inevitable happens. You somehow manage to screw up your goal plan.
If you have a blog and it seems to be going nowhere, you may want to re-examine your technique. Especially if you are losing followers. Below are 5 common blog mistakes writers can be accustomed too, without realizing its harmful.
When you think of a professional writer you may imagine someone who can always find the right words immediately. Which can be true, but in way did a writer begin that way. Mastering the Art of Writing takes time and discipline. Below are 5 tips that will help you prepare to become a writing master.