Reads for the Week – The “Death” of Blogging and the Business of Freelance Writing

Interesting articles and blog posts from my Google Alerts and RSS reader for the week of April 30 to May 5.

Woman reading a book


So Blogging Is Dead? Think Again!
Sally Falkow writes although fewer Fortune 100 companies are maintaining their blogs, blogs are still seen as the most trustworthy source of information.

4 Things Bloggers Should Not Write Without Experience
Chitraparna Sinha shares what she believes are topics bloggers should stay away from if they have no experience of these topics firsthand.

Blogging away debt: How going public with finances is saving people
In this article, Joey Ferguson describes how bloggers clawed their way out of debt through openness and accountability.

How to Become a Blogging Superstar
If you want to become a blogging superstar, read Neil Patel’s blog post to find out how you can be one.

Don’t Let Hackers Crash Your Blogging Party
How secure is your WordPress blog? Robert Regehr has tips on how to keep your blog safe from hackers.

Freelance Writing

Talent Isn’t Everything: 5 Secrets to Freelance Success
Kathy Shaidle tells us how to go from being a good freelance writer to a great and successful freelance writer.

7 Smart Ways to Use Your Writing to Grow Your Freelance Business
Bamidele Onibalusi writes getting your writing published elsewhere is the best way to grow your freelance writing business.

The Easy Fifteen-Minute Marketing Plan
Lori Widmer shows us how to squeeze marketing our freelance writing services into our hectic schedules.

When Less Is More for the Freelance Writer: Fewer Projects
It’s not always a good idea to juggle so many freelance writing projects, says Laura Spencer.

Freelancers: How to Get Started Without Getting Exploited
There is more to freelance writing than content mills. Philippa Willitts shatters common myths on starting out as a freelance writer.

Marketing 101 for Freelance Writers #17: How to Earn More Just From Schmoozing
I hate schmoozing, but Carol Tice says it can be fun… and profitable.

How to Filter Out Problem Editorial Clients
There are good clients and there are bad clients. Genevieve DeGuzman teaches us how to spot and walk away from a problematic client.


What is the Most Effective SEO Tactic? Creating Content!
Content is still king, and Dragan Mestrovic tells us why.

Social Media

Time For You To Shine Online!
Vanessa DiMauro tells us how to stand out in the online crowd by finding the right online communities and participating in them.


Can E-Books Succeed Without Amazon?
Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing is touted as the biggest thing out there for self-publishing authors. But Barbara E. Hernandez tells us many writers think KDP isn’t as shiny as it seems.

Image: Ariel da Silva Parreira


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Anna Sibal-Gonzaga is a freelance writer based in the Philippines. She likes reading books and watching movies and TV shows in the sci-fi, fantasy and historical genres. She is also a casual gamer and an all-around nerd.

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  1. mandy sibal

    One of these days I’ll be doing my blogging; am sure reading yours is a very good building block towards that journey. Thanks for the generosity n efforts, sorceress.

    1. Anna Sibal-Gonzaga

      Always, Dad.

  2. Laura Spencer


    Thanks so much for including my post for freelance writers in your list.

    1. Anna Sibal-Gonzaga

      You’re welcome, Laura. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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