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Making The Switch To The Web

When the time came to submit my columnist pictures, I thought I needed to prepare the editor for what he was about to receive. The column would run in CyberTimes, the online section in which irreverence is always allowed. Still, the film was headed to a publication of The New York Times, and the pictures were definitely not dignified.

My e-mail said: “Just a note to let you know pictures are on the way. We’ve offered a real range–from fairly serious to downright silly. We had a great time with it–until the California Highway Patrol showed … Read more about this.

Be Guided By The Best Snore RX Reviews

srrxrwsYou go through your work days feeling tired or drained of energy and keep wondering why. When your partner suggests that you have been snoring and that is probably keeping you awake, you start looking around for a solution. You most probably talk to your friends and family members and asking them for their opinion. Only someone with previous experience will be able to guide you and recommend that you read solid SnoreRX reviews.  Only they will be able to understand what it is to suffer from a prolonged period of restless sleeping patterns.

It … Read more about this.

Understanding How To Effectively Blog

how-to-blog-effectivelyHaving the passion to write can do a lot of wonders online. If you want to write while earning, you should know the right process of creating your blog. Through this way, you do not only gain a lot of online audiences or readers but you also enjoy the benefits of gaining advertisers and income. The first thing that you have to do is to know your niche. It is important to identify your strengths so that you will be able to enhance it more and make it beneficial. The niche will help you a … Read more about this.

Looking For Blog Topics? They’re Right In Front Of You

lfbtWhether you’re in a position to take advantage of one or both of the above, here are a few steps to turn news stories into publishing success:

Watch television and read newspapers from a marketing perspective and look for media trends.

Every day for at least a month, watch as much television news and talk show programming as you possibly can, and read at least one national newspaper and your local daily paper. Pay close attention to which news stories are making the most headlines, and the names of the reporters and producers covering those stories.

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Interview Tips… You’ll Need Them If You’re Serious

ivtsResearch your subject and use that knowledge. Author Bill Warner, whose articles on model aviation have appeared in publications in the United States, England and France, does extensive research before interviews. He refers to related newspaper and magazine articles, press kits and the person’s Web site, if any. He also talks to people who may know the potential interviewee.

All of this can help in formulating a list of questions you want to ask. The person may be an expert from whom you need facts, statistics or an authoritative opinion. Knowing something about the subjects–their work,

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Writing For Yourself Is Key When You’re Thinking Freelancing

wfyfMost writers consider the ability to work at home to be one of the most positive aspects of freelancing. You can get up when you want, work wherever you’re comfortable and wear what you like.

Working at home also means having more time to spend with your family. “I love being with my children every day,” says Shirley Kawa-Jump, who divides her time between writing freelance articles and marketing materials. “I see them off to school, go on the field trips, bake the cookies, read them stories at night.” Briggs has been able to save money

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101 Great Posting Ideas That Will Make Your Blog Sizzle

gpiGreat posts are hard to do consistently on a day-to-day basis. Probloggers really have to work at it. I thought about all the different ways and angles a blogger can approach choosing posting topics. Here are 101 different ideas that I think are great to stimulate your mind and jumpstart your blogging.

  1. Brainstorm by matching up your readers wants and needs using the Visitor Grid method of brainstorming<.
  2. Write a post by examining the pros and cons of an issue.
  3. Write a tutorial.
  4. Do an interview with key people in your niche.
  5. Create a mock head-to-head
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Getting Married? Write About It.

gmwaiNicole Burnham Onsi, a freelancer in the Boston area who specializes in bridal-related topics, makes an effort to stay up-to-date on the bridal industry by reading magazines and lurking on message boards where soon-to-be and recent brides post their experiences. She then often takes an “evergreen” topic and gives it a new twist.

“You’ll notice that most bridal magazines do all the basic planning articles in-house. If you pitch a story on the different types of invitations brides can order, how to select flowers, etc., you’re likely to get a rejection letter,” Onsi says. “Look at

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Getting Viral: Blog Posting For Pros

Recently, I made a seemingly off-topic post–”Would You Still Trust These People If You Knew These Secrets?” It hasn’t gotten a lot of attention yet for a number of reasons–off-topic for this blog, etc.

While the content was off-topic, the process for creating that content was very, very on-topic. Imagine that this blog was about consumer rights. Then, the post becomes very relevant in terms of its content–a comprehensive list of posts in the universe that reveals all the secrets of the people we entrust with our money and secrets.

And here comes the good part: … Read more about this.

Need To Write Solid Blog Posts – Do This!

A Little Background

A few years ago, I read with interest the obituary of Bob Hope, one of the 20th Century’s legendary American entertainers. It was in the obituary section of The New York Times newspaper and you can read online here.

Bob Hope’s obituary was well written, reflecting a tremendous amount of research, covering his life and contributions spanning over seven decades. It discussed his work during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, entertaining American troops overseas, his career as vaudeville, theater and film, among his other detailed accomplishments. The obituary … Read more about this.