Writing Links and News for June 30, 2012
This week was an interesting one. My hubby took a few days off, and I hadn’t planned on it but then I did too. How could I do that? Because I try and work ahead to the extent that I can. I may need to pop in once in a while and check to make sure that things are working as they should, but I’m still able to take some time here and there when I can.
As a freelancer, you should be able to take time off when you want or need to. If you can’t, you need to take a look at your schedule. We’re all busy, but if your schedule is tied up with checking email or answering client calls, you need to manage your schedule better. We’re all looking for time management tips. What are some of yours?
Also, I had some articles pre-written that posted this week:
- Celebs Who Online Dated
- 5 Types of Friends Every Midlife Single Should Have
- The Friend Zone
- How to Make a New Friendship Thrive
Here are some links and news items I found of interest this week.
The Daily SEO Blog has “The Guide to Developing a Content Strategy for “Boring” Industries.”
Here’s a post I really appreciated from Writer Unboxed: “5 Encouraging Reasons To Build Your Writer Platform.”
Really good information from Book Bzzr: “Preparing Your Manuscript With an eBook in Mind.”
Social Media Today has “The 6 Types Of Social Media Users.”
Author Culture has “How To Write More… and More Often.”
Marketing Tips for Authors has “Stumbling on New Readers By Anita Brady.” I use Stumble all the time to promote my stuff and to find new readers and places to market, so I think it’s a good tool for writers.
Rachelle Gardner talks about staying in the writing game. It’s a challenge, to be sure.
Search Engine Land has a not that there was an “Official Google Panda Update Version 3.8 On June 25th.”
At Open Culture, “Isaac Asimov Recalls the Golden Age of Science Fiction (1937-1950).”
I love this one from FlavorPill: “A Collection of Brilliant and Inspiring Letters From Famous Authors to Their Young Fans.”
At ProBlogger they’re talking about making money from blogging with “Blog Business Model 1: Land Public Speaking Gigs Through Your Blog.”
I really enjoyed this one from All Freelance Writing: “What’s your freelance writing dream?”
The Smart Passive Income blog asks “Do You Need Passion to Profit Online?”
And just because she makes me giggle on a regular basis, here’s “How to tell if you’re a troll” from the Bloggess.
People ask me this question constantly, so here’s your answer from ProBlogger: “10 Popular Affiliate Programs for Small and Medium-sized Blogs.”
Galley Cat has “5 Ways to Promote Your Book Right Now” and great advice from Jennifer Weiner: “Social Media, Blogging & Writing About Controversial Issues.”
Whatever Scalzi had: “How to Build a New York Times Bestseller (or Maybe Not).”
Blogging Tips has “WordPress Plugins to Build RSS Feeds.”