Mar 27 Writers know that sometimes you write a piece of content for one website and it just doesn’t get published. Even if you spoke with an editor and made sure you were writing the perfect piece for that website, you can still wind up with that content in the end because something went wrong along the way. A few reasons this might happen include: The editor revised it and revised it and just decided it wouldn’t work. The blog did publish your content, but when you went back to check a few months (or even a few years) later the site [Read more…]
Mar 20 Having worked online for almost a decade, I do believe that there is such a thing as accidentally plagiarizing. After all, how many times and/or ways can a subject be written about? At some point, an online writer might find himself writing the same words and ideas that he has read somewhere else – without the intention of copying. But, the road to hell is paved with adverbs good intentions, right? Source Then there’s the other side of the coin – other people copying your content. You may think that it won’t happen to you, but believe me, there are so many unscrupulous [Read more…]
Jan 20 Starting a blog is a lot like enrolling in college. Similar to how new students can be distracted by extracurricular activities, new bloggers can easily get so caught up in the excitement of designing a blog that they overlook one crucial detail: defining their niche. Without a mission statement to give your writing purpose and establish your content as worthwhile to readers, your site could end up dropping out of the blogosphere. If you’re a freshman blogger, consider these tips for finding your niche: K.I.S.S. It Beginning a blog is a commitment, so remember that Keeping It Simple is Smart. No, [Read more…]
Jul 17 When it comes to freelance writing, you have to be able to write about anything and everything to really keep yourself afloat when you first get started. Creating content for B2B blogs, which typically means writing to entertain and educate, is probably the most in-demand skill; however creating content for companies that sell specific products isn’t far behind. This isn’t typically seen as the most popular type of writing for a writer, but it’s certainly a skill that can’t be found in just any writer.
May 9 I’m a writer, not a marketer. I’ve heard/read that phrase often enough. I’ve even said it myself many times. Writers, they say, have a unique personality in that they want to focus more on getting that jumble of words and ideas in their heads and putting them together in a coherent piece of writing. Whether people read the piece and like it or not is a different matter altogether. Then guest blogging/guest writing comes into the picture. The practice has become so popular for many reasons, not the least of which is to market your own content and bolster your [Read more…]