When the blog was introduced in the mid-90’s, people thought of them as online journals. Everyone made a blog about whatever interested them and the only followers they would have is people that cared about their personal lives. However, in today’s time all of that has changed. Somewhere along the line, blogs evolved into one of the most influential marketing tools on the web. So, how did this blogging evolution happen?
A company blog writing assignment can be rewarding in many different ways; it gives you a chance to release your creative energy; it allows you to network with other bloggers in the same market as you exchange guest posts; and it hones your writing skills until you can write anything — from a poem to a novel.
But there can be roadblocks to enjoying your professional blogging experience. Coming up with fresh content every week and editing the work of others who guest blog for you; all the while keeping to a posting schedule that you yourself probably did not have any input about. Here are some tactics gleaned from professional bloggers to help you stay fresh and post fresh: [Read more…]
We’ve heard some drastic stories about people that choose to blog about pretty serious events. However, one 25-year-old cancer patient has made the controversial decision to chronicle his failing health and death.
Dmitrij Panov started a blog back in February. His first entry started off with a shocking confession:
“Hello, my name is Dmitrij Panov and I’m going to die soon. It may sound strange, but that’s how it is.” [Read more…]
Every successful blog needs to be able to snag the reader’s attention from the very first moment. However, it can be difficult if the subject matter isn’t exactly the most exciting topic in the world. But, it is possible. First of all, the reader has visited your blog because they have some interest in whatever topic you are writing about, so with a little bit of thought you can make sure they stick around for more.
Blogging is a proven money-maker in today’s digital landscape for everyone from solopreneurs to big brands. Here are seven ways you can make money and receive real returns on your digital publishing investments. [Read more…]
Celebrities. They’re just like us, only rich and surrounded by loyal followers eager to bow to their every whim. Some of them even have blogs—and if you’re looking for a good lesson on engaging an audience and building a cult following, look no further than these 5 celebrity blogs. [Read more…]
When it comes to freelance writing, there’s more than a few options out there. You can focus your efforts on journalistic or article-based writing, such as writing news stories, listicles, or factoid pieces. You can enter the slightly less fun (but often more profitable) world of SEO blogging and copywriting. Or you could try your luck at an often overlooked option: content writing for websites.
Content writing can be just as fun and profitable as blogging and article writing, but is better suited to those of us with a more technical mindset. How does content writing differ from blogging? First, let’s define it. [Read more…]
For many, working from home is the dream. But those who do it note it comes with a few significant drawbacks. For one, it’s all too easy to let your suddenly sedentary lifestyle get the best of you, making you lethargic, uninspired, or downright inactive.
Combatting this takes a lot of effort, but once you get into the swing of things, it does get easier. Here are some tips for staying active while working a sedentary job. [Read more…]
Leaving corporate life to strike it out on your own as a freelancer can be scary for many reasons. Among them, the lack of benefits a typical employer provides. What do we mean by benefits? Pretty much the basics: health insurance, a 401k, and paid vacation time.
When you work for yourself, you’re more than your own boss. You’re your own company; and as that company’s most valuable employee, aren’t you entitled to be taken care of? This begs the question: who has your back? The answer, as you may have guessed, is you. Make sure you plan ahead and set yourself up for the future. This is no flight of fancy, it’s potentially your long-term career; something you may be doing until the day you retire.
Here are some tips for giving yourself the same kind of benefits you’d get while working for a major corporation. [Read more…]
Working at home is great, but it comes with a major drawback: it’s easy to start feeling isolated if you never get the chance to leave the house. It’s quite a dilemma. You love being a freelance writer for all the opportunities and freedom it provides, but sometimes you feel like you’ve been shackled to your desk for weeks.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get out there, amidst all the action, and then come home and write about it? Here’s the good news: it’s entirely possible, if you find a freelancing gig that’s local to your community.