I recently attended a blogging conference in Sydney, during which I learned many things, mostly that I seem to be breaking a lot of the unbreakable rules of blogging*. But over the three days, as I spoke with different people, with a range of blogs and diverse stories, the main thing that crystallised was that … Continue reading Writers versus Bloggers
This is an issue I have been grappling with for a while: should I let other websites publish my posts on their site? What about SEO and duplicate content? Will Google freak out? Will readers get annoyed when they see the same post in multiple places? Will I be losing blog traffic? Will I be … Continue reading Should I Let Other People (Re)Publish my Posts?
Feast or famine. Flood or drought. Inspiration or desperation. Do these sound familiar to you? As writers, do you find that it’s all or nothing when it comes to your writing? People who have been reading my other blog Relentless over the years can see that I tend to write in spurts, and can either … Continue reading How to Unblock Bloggers Block
Recently I published my 250th article on WeekendNotes*. It’s quite a milestone for me, so today I thought I would write about what I have learned and achieved from writing for an online review website. Some statistics: - WeekendNotes has articles published for 48 different countries with the majority of articles and writers in Australia, … Continue reading What I Have Learned from Writing for an Online Website
Most people are too polite to ask, but it’s pretty clear after I mention to people I am a writer the second question they want to ask is “how much money do you make?” The first is usually ‘have I read anything you have written?’ which is difficult to answer because they are a complete … Continue reading The Brutal Truth About Making Money as a Writer?