Navigating the Social Media Maze

This clever graphic is making the rounds on the Internet, but lurking behind the joke is the reality that the world of online social media is a confusing jumble. Whether you’re trying to build your brand as an individual or a business, understanding the different social networking sites can help you navigate the maze effectively....

Happy New Year! I Resolve…

One of the blogs I regularly read is “All Freelance Writing” by Jennifer Mattern. Jennifer, a wonderful role model for freelance writers like me, published a 2012 New Year’s Resolutions blog post the other day. I would like to use her model to publicly state my 2012 resolutions for Writing It Right For You: 1)...

NaBloPoMo 2011 Day 3

Can you listen to music and write? What song did you hear today? For the 3rd day of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), the prompt asks about a blogger’s music listening habits. Actually, I cannot write WITHOUT music. It may seem strange, but I cannot work in total silence. Unlike many other people, total silence...

NaBloPoMo 2011 Day 1

          What is my favorite part about writing? That is the writing prompt for the first day of National Blog Posting Month: NaBloPoMo, as it is affectionately called. The task is to publish a post every day of the month. This is one of my writing goals for this month. So,...

What We Do: Blog & Website Content

After brainstorming all night and day for weeks or months, you are finally ready to launch your company’s website/blog…or so you thought.  When you have to explain your product or service to people who have never heard of it, what will you say?  How will you explain it?  Will it sound good?  Is it easily...

Creating Content for your Small Business

If you are a small business owner or solo practitioner, producing relevant content materials about  your products or services with engaging content online and in print is a very important part of your marketing efforts. Two weeks ago, I participated in a two-day global virtual (online) conference for freelancers called “International Freelancers Day 2010“. It...

When is a blog a cheese sandwich?

Using social media to promote your blog. This question was posed on twitter some time back, and the point the poster was trying to make is a very valid one.  In essence, the question is the same as the old one about whether a tree falling in a forest makes a sound if there is...

Virtual Independent Contractors Benefit Clients

West Coast Way Consulting, Inc. provides its clients with access to the services of an entire team of highly qualified and experience virtual workers. I recently wrote a guest blog post for West Coast Way: “The Benefits of Working with a Virtual Independent Contractor”. You can read the entire post here: http://bit.ly/cHLpDO

Editing or Proofreading?

Writing your document is just the first step. Whether you are writing a letter, a report, web content, marketing materials or a dissertation, your writing must be edited. It must also be proofread. What is the difference? Many people think that editing and proofreading are the same thing, but actually they are two different processes....

Working in the Cloud

This is a recent guest blog I submitted about how I work my business “in the cloud”. It was fun to write and the site owner really enjoyed it. He has a great site. From Jeremy: This post really does a great job of showing what you can do using technology.  Pamela runs her business...