As a freelance writer or blogger, finding the right tools to help you find, create, and curate content is all-important.
I have played around with lots of different apps and tools all of which claim to help you organise your world, and these are my five favourites right now. I say right now, because I’m a sucker for a shiny new app so I can’t guarantee I won’t have found something new to use in a few months’ time!
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog. Thinking about it, but not doing much about it.
In all honesty I’d been thinking about giving it up. I was never finding the time to write here, and I was beginning to wonder if it was actually being of any use to me. Read more
I don’t know about you, but I love surfing the internet. I could spend hours (and sometimes I actually do) just flicking around on websites reading the news, catching up on celebrity gossip, and learning random and often useless facts.
I also love reading blogs. As a freelance writer, I read blogs for a number of reasons. Some I read to keep up to date with latest trends or news in my chosen niches. Some I read to develop relationships with the people who write or run them, some I read just because they are great.
Whatever the reason, I read quite a lot of blogs, and the question of how to follow them and keep up with the latest posts is always an issue. There are so many ways to follow a blog it can be hard to juggle them all. Read more
About a month ago, I set up this website with the aim of promoting my freelance writing. I spent ages playing with the different layouts before picking favorite and more hours trying to come up with a cool name. I wrote my about page, added some links and some writing samples and then I looked at the blog tab. I’ve been looking at it ever since. I thought it would be easy, I thoughts would just click on the tab and start spouting forth in a brilliant way. Instead, I had blog block.
Whenever I thought about my blog, something held me back. It was as if I was scared of writing anything because it might not be good enough. They say a blog should be personal, but when you write for a living your blog also becomes something people may judge you by. It could score you work, but equally if you put a comma in the wrong place or have an opinion on something that a potential client does not agree with it could lose you a job.