advice, writing

The Basics of Building a Writing Platform

In nearly every blogging, writing, or publishing how-to list, advice post, or article, you will hear the words "writing platform."  For people who know exactly what this is and exactly how to build one, this is not something stressful.  However, the mount of people who know absolutely everything about building a writing platform and are… Continue reading The Basics of Building a Writing Platform

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advice, writing

What Social Media Platform is Right for My Writing?

In today's world, every aspiring writer needs to work with social media.  Whether it be perfecting their WordPress blog, advertising their latest posts to Facebook and Twitter, or struggling to understand the complication that is Instagram Ads, (I'm still working on this one....) writers must learn how to use these platforms and they must also… Continue reading What Social Media Platform is Right for My Writing?

advice, Outside Writing, Reblogs, writing

Writing Tips #2: Technical

This thread is an experimental series, an accumulation of pointers and ideas from the perspective of an amateur writer. Naturally, take them as you will, but I’ve found them to work well for me. If anything, they serve as a public listing of thoughts and techniques. This section highlights some technical tips. Any suggestions or… Continue reading Writing Tips #2: Technical

advice, Lists, Outside Writing, Reblogs, writing

The Nine Newbies of Wordpress

Once upon a time I was a little blogging newbie who started a blog on WordPress with no clue what she was doing. I didn’t even know there was a WordPress Reader. I still remember the first time I clicked the READER button. I was like, what the hell is this?? Incredibly, I somehow made… Continue reading The Nine Newbies of Wordpress

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What I Learned in the First Month of Blogging

So it's been just over a month since I officially decided to begin this blog.  I technically had launched it a few weeks before January 14th, but that is the day that I really started to put real effort into it. I've learned quite a few things during this first month, many positive, and a… Continue reading What I Learned in the First Month of Blogging

advice, Articles, writing

The 7 Pillars of Online Article Writing

Even though I’ve been teaching essay writing techniques to students at the post-secondary level for more than a decade now, I must confess that I felt like fish out of water when I first started writing articles for an online audience. I quickly realized that much as the general rules regarding quality writing hold true […]… Continue reading The 7 Pillars of Online Article Writing

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20 Types Of Content Writing Services That A Writer Sells

Are you fed up of explaining the kinds of content writing to your friends belonging to different industry? A lot of people don’t understand the diversity required in a content writer’s life. Content writing doesn’t involve only blogs… it is rather a big umbrella covering numerous writing styles. via 20 Types Of Content Writing Services That… Continue reading 20 Types Of Content Writing Services That A Writer Sells

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The Technique of Technical Writing

I challenge you to think of a job in which communication skills won’t increase your chances of success. Even zoo keepers working with other species benefit from communicating non-verbally with the lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) in their care. In our engineering/business careers, technical writing skills are an even more important subset of communication, […]… Continue reading The Technique of Technical Writing

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The Bridge Between A Blog & The Big Time

For a lot of people, being able to make money through something like a blog will probably sound far-fetched. Of course, to achieve something like this, you’ll have to gain popularity, fighting for the top spot amongst loads of other blogs. This will be a long journey, with most people doing it for fun rather… Continue reading The Bridge Between A Blog & The Big Time

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My First Technical Writing Gig-Writing for Jetpack

A few months ago an acquaintance of mine put out a public post on a message board over at Codeable asking if anyone would be interested in writing articles for Jetpack. I was looking to improve my personal cash flow and that sure as heck sounded like a better fit for me than driving […] via… Continue reading My First Technical Writing Gig-Writing for Jetpack