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Archive for March, 2014

Become A Successful Freelance Writer: How Relationships Can Help You

Are you waiting for your freelance career to take off? You’ve tried everything, but paid writing projects are still few and far between. It makes you question whether you’ve got the chops to be a writer, doesn’t it? The good news is that it may not be your writing. In fact, you may even be […]

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Skip to the End: 5 Great Ways to Make Your Readers Care

This is a guest contribution from Mike Sowden. Have you ever taken part in a business presentation that just died on the spot? Say you’re up there speaking. Nobody is laughing at your jokes. Your throat has dried up. Dark patches of panic-sweat are appearing all over your shirt. You suddenly need the bathroom. What’s […]

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Beginner Week – Discussion: What Did You Find Hardest as a New Blogger?

With all the chat around new blog tips, mistakes made, and resources used, we’ve got to thinking – what were the biggest obstacles to you all when you first started out blogging? Was it finding readers, tech stuff, or design? Perhaps it was navigating social media, or even finding content to write? I do know […]

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Scene Stealers: Change your POV (2)

Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles. We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)   How it works   We set the scene You steal it, make it your own, and Share your […]

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Beginner Week – Resource Roundup: 10 Links you Can’t Live Without

Beginner Week has been jam-packed with tales from the trenches  - from how to set up a blog, to a newbie success story, Darren’s Beginner Dos and Don’ts; and 31 mistakes established bloggers made way back in the early days of their blog. Today we’re back with even more goodies to take away: our 10 […]

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Scene Stealers: Change your POV

  Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles. We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)   How it works   We set the scene You steal it, make it your own, and Share […]

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Beginner Week: We Asked Veteran Bloggers to Reflect on Mistakes Made in Their Early Days

The early days of blogging (for most of us) are filled with detours, roadblocks, and just plain slip-ups that we can make in the privacy of our own small readerships. As our blogs and their communities grow, so too do the lessons we’ve learned from the early mistakes that we’ve made. During Beginner Week, we […]

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Beginner Week: My 43 DOs and 25 DON’Ts of Blogging

Eleven and a half years ago when I hit publish on my first ever blog post, I had little idea what I was doing and what was going to unfold for me over the coming decade. As I prepared for a recent mini ProBlogger event event in Perth, I created a little list of some […]

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Beginner Week – Katie180′s success story

The name “Katie 180” was gaining traction in Australian blogging circles before Katie Rainbird’s site was even launched. Two short months after she first pressed “publish”, Eden Riley, one of Australia’s best bloggers, pointed her out in the crowd of a Digital Parents conference. “If you want to know how to start a blog,” she […]

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How To Complete Every Writing Project You Start: Become a Completion Addict

Have you begun a new writing project? You had a brilliant idea and forged ahead with full enthusiasm. But now? You’re a third of the way in, and you’ve hit a wall. The original spark that excited you has gone, leaving you facing pages (and pages) of boring, methodical work. Wallowing in the doldrums, you […]

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