The Power of Words: Not / Coming Out
Hi long term readers. Remember this series? No? Well, the last one was in 2017. Before that it was 2015 so I guess I am way overdue. “Coming out” – two words that say so much without saying very much at all.
An Honest and Raw Assessment of my 2022 as a Freelancer
There are several things I set out to achieve in 2022 that never came to be. I had goals and targets, and I was going to smash them all and shout about them all over social media. But I didn’t. I had a content plan for the whole year. Despite coming up with some great…
I’ve Decided to Stop Writing About Freelancing on Medium
I’ve been on Medium since August 2021 and spent most of those first few months finding my feet. I always wanted Medium to be somewhere to write for pleasure, and I’ve certainly succeeded in that during my first 16 months there. But the idea of monetising writing about my freelancing experiences was just too tempting…
Rule Number One of Freelancing: Get it in Writing
“Can we just hop on a phone call? This won’t take two minutes.” A simple Facebook meme last week with the above caption made my heart sink. No doubt we’ve all been there. If you haven’t, then it’s only a matter of time. If you discuss everything over the phone and don’t get stuff in…
Why I Write on Medium *and* Keep a Blog Here
I opened a Medium page about a year ago. It took me a few months to write my first article there for a variety of reasons – I had work and I still didn’t know what I wanted to write about there. But now I’m off the starting block. I’ve written about eighty-five articles there…
There is No Magic Formula for Going Viral
Not on social media, your blog, or anywhere else There are a lot of good business service companies out there. But they don’t teach you how to make a social media or blog post go viral. They cannot bring you instant riches. Whoever told you they can is lying. I’m sorry, but they are. If…
How Do Freelancers Listen to Music While Working?
I simply can’t - but I do listen to something else Playlist recommendations for freelancers — I’ve seen a few blog posts over the years from other freelancers listing their “essential” soundtrack to get through a workday. But no matter how hard I try, I’ve never been able to focus on writing and listen to songs at the…
As A Freelancer, You Have One Major Advantage
This is me: raw, unfiltered, front and centre of my work life: a freelance writer, amateur photographer, wannabe videographer, and learning to do other things good too (thank you Derek Zoolander), with a suspiciously tidy desk.
Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Blog Hits
How do you go about improving your web hits? Frustration with low outreach is one of the main reasons people stop blogging. But you can streamline your blog and improve what you already have without just adding more content.