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Freelance Advice from the Blogosphere, Blogging Edition


This week, Freelance Parent has been talking about how and why you should use a blog to grow your freelance business.  To top that all off, here’s what other folks had to say about that topic this week: 

  • Melissa at (the newly redesigned) Writing Forward shares “11 Hot Tips for Writers with Blogs.”  Don’t let the title fool, you, though, it’s good advice even if you’re not a writer.
  • Grant from Home Office Warrior has a short, sweet piece called “Does Your Home Based Business Belong in the Blogosphere.”  (Hint:  It does.)
  • I think Freelance Folder should start paying me a commission because it seems like I link to them every week.  Wait.  Maybe that means I should be paying them for their content.  Nah.  Anyway, their post “3 Ways to Keep Blogging from Killing Your Business” fits in nicely with what we’ve been talking about all week.
  • Because you won’t be busy this weekend or anything, you should also check out Rachel’s post at A Like Affair with Words where she talks about “The Future of Blogging.”  I just found it really interesting to see the cultural differences between U.S. and Japanese blogging styles.
  • This one’s just kind of fun.  I noticed that a few people this week have talked about “The Blog Readability Test.”  It’s supposed to tell you the level of education required for readers to understand your blog.

 So, if we’ve convinced you that you need to get your booty into gear and start up a blog (or even grow your old one), here are some great resources to help get you started: 





 You might have to dig through the archives on some of these because there’s been a ton of great information shared over the life of the particular blog.  When I first started really wanting to do a “professional blog,” I checked out many of these.  A lot of the information went over my head at first, but as your blog grows, so will your comprehension.

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    On December 21st, 2007 at 4:12 pm, Grant D. Griiffiths said:

    Great list of post about blogging. As you might guess, I think it is a no brainer that any home business should be blogging to promote, market and target their home based business. It is one of the best tools for the money and that means the return on investment is great.

    And thanks for the linkage too.

    On December 21st, 2007 at 5:05 pm, Melissa Donovan said:

    Thank you for the mention and the link!

    I’ve been reading ProBlogger for about a year and a half now, and I must say that I would not even have a blog, let alone a decent one, if it hadn’t been for Darren Rouse. The content over there is priceless for anyone interested in blogging. I think just about every blogger subscribes to that one!

    -Melissa Donovan
    Writing Forward

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