Content Creation

How to Hire a Freelancer Online

Posted on November 22, 2013
Hire freelancer online

While I'm a big fan of the Jack of All Trades approach, it's safe to say that no one can feasibly do everything. There are going to be times when you need something done that you haven't the slightest clue how to do. Do you leave it be, decide it's not worth the effort? Heck no! You call in the big guns and hire someone to do it. Now I know what you're thinking, sounds expensive, right? Not necessarily. With the advent of fantastic sites ...

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The 10 Most Common Grammar Mistakes to Avoid

Blogging is all about keeping it fresh. Speaking clearly and directly to your audience is important to ensure your message is easy to understand and reader-friendly. But that's no excuse to neglect spelling and grammar.

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4 Ways to Amp Up Your Blog This Autumn

Posted on October 5, 2013
Autumn Blogging

It’s October which means Autumn is officially upon us and it’s time to start getting ready for sluggish mornings, extra layers and limited time outdoors. Interestingly enough, these very conditions happen to be extremely conducive to blogging as there are fewer reasons to be seduced outside into the sunshine.

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Why Being a Jack of All Trades is No Longer a Choice But a Necessity

Posted on September 30, 2013

In my first year of journalism school, we were all taught a sobering lesson: traditional journalism as we knew it was dead. TV stations could no longer equip everybody with their own cameraman, boom operator or assistant. International publications were cutting back on all those sought-after foreign correspondent jobs. If you wanted to make news, you had to go out there with your notebook, camera and mic and get it yourself.

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How to Create an Editorial Calendar

Editorial Calendar

Having spent a lot of time talking about procrastination and the importance of creating a bank of prospective blog ideas, it was only a matter of time before I touched on the necessity of setting up your very own editorial calendar.

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The Dangers of Getting Too Personal Online

We love to hate them. They’re all over Huffington Post and in the Lifestyle section of your favorite news aggregator. I’m talking about the overly personal narrative post detailing the sordid details of a love affair gone wrong, the tribulations of mountainous debt or the consequences of a string of terrible choices.

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It Hasn’t All Been Done Before: Why Your Voice is Unique

Posted on August 12, 2013

Feeling like you don’t have anything new to say can be a big hurdle when setting up your own blog. How are you supposed to create key content about the most important issues in your field without covering something someone else has already written about?

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How Do You Know When You’ve Got a Good Idea?

Posted on August 5, 2013

Vetting your own ideas is a tough process and one that is not always the most enjoyable of activities. So how do you go about separating the wheat from the chaff and selecting the best ideas to put into practice?

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My 12 Post Challenge: Blogging 3 Times a Week for a Month

Since the launch of my first post on Intent Social, I have been trying to keep to a 3 post a week schedule for the entire month of July. Extreme you say? Or maybe just a walk in the park?

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Inspiration on the Go – Never Miss a Great Idea

Keep track of those nuggets of inspiration that hit us at the strangest times. Find out how to make sure you never lose a good idea no matter when it strikes.

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