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Reads for the Week – Blogging Mistakes and Creating Your Freelancer Brand

Here are some interesting reads I found online this week.

Blogging

20 Cringe-Worthy Business Blogging Mistakes
We all have pet peeves that will keep us from visiting a blog again. Stanford from Pushing Social shares us his blogging peeves.

Should You Curate Content? The Essentials Every Content Marketer Needs to Consider
Content curation is a good blogging strategy, but it’s not for everybody. Mark Sherbin shows us his strategies for using content creation effectively.

Defining Blogging Success
How can you tell if your blog is successful or not? Timethief tells us how to define blogging success in her blog.

Helping Writers Understand What You’re Blogging About
Can your readers understand your message? John Rampton’s guest post on John Chow dot Com lists a few basic tips and tricks to help writers improve their writing, make their blogs more readable, and expand their audience.

Freelance Writing

Freelancer’s Guide to Building a Brand Identity from Scratch
If you want to be a successful freelance writer, you need to build your brand. Tara Hornor’s guest post at Freelance Switch shows us how you can easily create and build your brand as a freelancer.

12 Steps to Building Your Stand-Out Freelance Brand
A few more suggestions for building your brand from freelance writing authority Carol Tice.

When Should You Specialize Your Freelancing Business?
Some freelance writers find more work by specializing on specific niches, while others (like me) are happier with being generalists. Laura Spencer writes on when specializing makes more sense and whether or not it’s for you.

Time management and the freelance writer
Finding the time to juggle any number of writing projects is always a challenge for freelance writers. Tiffany Jansen offers a few suggestions for finding more time to write.

SEO and Social Media

A Call to Action for Those 50+ – Social Media is for You, Too
Despite the fact that the Internet is becoming more and more social by the day, people still dismiss the significance of social media sites. But, as Sharon Rosenthal writes, these sites are here to stay.

Demystifying the Difference Between SEO and SEM
Newbies to the Internet marketing niche sometimes interchange SEO with SEM thinking they’re one and the same. There’s a subtle difference, actually, and Abby Evans defines what this difference is.

Miscellany

How to Download Wikipedia to Read Offline
You don’t have to be online to consult Wikipedia. This post on Quick Online Tips demonstrates how to download and use Wikipedia even when you’re offline.

Image: Leland Francisco

 

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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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