Monday, April 30, 2012

Show us your bio...

I have a new post on today on the importance of using a strong bio for yourself as a writer. When you write an article, pitch an idea to an editor, or create an author bio, it follows you everywhere. Make sure yours has some zing. Click here to read the full post at Freelance-Zone. Learn how to go beyond the ordinary, and even post your bio in the Comments section for a little free PR.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

What's all the interest in Pinterest?

We can't seem to go a day without an inquiry or news item about Pinterest. Like a virtual bulletin board, you use it to pin images that interest you, and share them with others. Or just browse those of interest to get ideas for design, decorating, recipes, style, etc. An attendee at yesterday's blogging workshop mentioned one blog post she put there resulted in 300 new visitors to her blog. Others use it as a design board, idea board, or promotional tool.

Sample Pinterest Board
If it interests, you, you can read more about it here at a post on Freelance-Zone. 

Then, visit Pinterest and see if you want to get started. You have to request an invitation to participate, but you don't have to sign up to browse all the images.Like most social media, it is free, so all you have to lose is time... time... time. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Power blogging workshops today

Great fun at two blogging workshops today. The Fremont and Ela-Area Libraries have some of the kindest and smartest patrons in Illinois. I was grateful to work with them today. For those interested in earning money from a blog, we spoke of using Google ads on Blogger as a good first step. Here's how to get started. Full details and clickable links are here: