Below are descriptions and links to 5 of my own blog posts (published on this site and others) that I believe are the most helpful for writers.
Part 1 is here: My Top 5 Most Helpful Blog Posts for Writers.
Trying to make a name for yourself?
Yep, most of us are. That’s why we roam the Internet, visiting blog after blog, signing up to mailing lists, for webinars, tutorials, and otherwise investing in our freelancing careers.
We ask ourselves questions like: How can I reach a wider audience? How can I prove that I’m the expert my client needs? How can I become a recognizable face in my field?
We all make mistakes.
Most people learn from their own mistakes. Some learn from other people’s mistakes.
Why is this important?
This is one way you become an authority, a go-to person, an expert.
According to my Encarta dictionary, an expert is “someone who is skilled or knowledgeable about a particular subject, skill, training, or who is experienced in a particular field or activity”. We’re all experts of something, be it parenting, football, writing, or Twitter.
Having a hard time coming up with new and interesting blog post ideas?
Looking for a new slant on an existing topic, or even something more original to blog about?
Been there. Maybe we all have.
Here are 8 ways to generate some fresh blogging ideas no matter what field you’re in. They’ve helped me. I’m sure they will help you too.
When asked the question, “What can a writer do to get noticed?” Some people may simply answer . . . write. They believe that all a writer must do for a little recognition is to write and write a lot and eventually you would have so many books or articles that someone is bound to recognize you.
Yes, writing is important as a writer and definitely one of the first things you should do, but you also must write well. Many newbies forget this rule. It is one thing to be known as “that woman who writes stories that pulls you in,” verses “that chick who uses the word agenda too much.”
Writers are as different as the stories they tell or the expert information they provide. Even so, many things we share are the problems that plaque us as creative individuals.
Here are ten of the most common challenges writers face at one point in their career. But, fear no more. I’ve got the solution to all ten of your writer issues.
And there you have it. Part two to My Top 5 Most Helpful Posts for Writers. Feel free to share your very own helpful blog post or two for writers in the comments section below. I’d love to check ’em out! (I’ve installed CommentLuv to make sharing your posts easier.)
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