If I asked you a question and you knew the answer would you answer it? What if it meant thousands of people would see your response and have a link to your website? That’s the great thing about FWJ. It gives great opportunities to newbie and seasoned writers.
A few days ago I wrote a post about writing on hot topics, a few do’s and don’ts. At the end I posed a question to the FWJ community: I wanted to hear some of your ideas on how to or how not to write about a hot topic. I asked for web or blog URL as well so your comments and thoughts could be linked back to your work.
I expected a big pile of emails and from FWJ. I got nuttin’. Crickets. Dust. I’ve seen this on other blogs before, an opportunity to write for a large audience walks right on past the hesitant, shy or uninterested.
A few years ago Deb Ng had a blogger contest. I responded to the call & won the gig. I went from responding to an opportunity to being a blogger on the number one freelance writing website. It’s an awesome gig. One of the things that makes it awesome is the community, the second thing is having the opportunity to give other writers tips and breaks.
Which brings me back to my post. Building a blogging community is like building any other relationship. There’s give and take and most importantly communication. We don’t want you to simply read, we want you to participate. I want to help you succeed! This not only a great writing opportunity for me, it’s a great opportunity for the smart people that respond to this post: what’s your tip for writing an article on a touchy subject?
The best answers willl be featured here next week. Send your tip to me at: Terreece@TerreeceClarke.com by Sunday at noon and you just might see your name on the front page of Freelance Writing Jobs!
Don’t be shy, seize this opportunity!