Freelance Writing Challenge – Blog Evaluations

While I know today's freelance writing challenge won't apply to everyone, I think enough freelance writers are also bloggers to make this a worthwhile exercise. Today we're going to evaluate our blogs - basically look at the factors that come into play when you want...

Need More Traffic to Your Blog? Take a Break?

Today I just wanted to share an interesting phenomenon with other bloggers out there - a case where a break in posting actually increased traffic, income, and subscribers on one of my blogs (rather significantly in the first two cases). I used to run a PR blog at...

What Makes Someone a Professional Blogger?

Not too long ago (it may have been on a forum or something), I saw someone say that you aren't a "professional writer" until you're earning six figures. I think most of us would disagree with that (I'd reckon that most "professional writers" - authors, journalists,...

Getting More Mileage from Your Blog

We've talked a lot here about why writers should blog, from using blogs as a marketing tool for your freelance writing services to blogging as an added income stream. Now let's talk about how you can get more from your blog by moving beyond the blog itself. Here are...

How Perfect Must a Writer's Blog Be?

A lot of freelance writers have their own blogs. Do those blogs have to be "perfect," though? I've seen comments on both sides of this issue, and I'd like to know what you think? Personally, I think there are a few considerations: Blog Purpose Is the blog just a...

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