What I’ve Been Up To…

where-ive-beenThis blog has been in radio silence for way too long, and my only excuse is both lame and understandable: I’ve been super busy with work. I believe it’s a case of the shoemakers’ children syndrome. I’m so busy blogging for others, I haven’t had time to do it for myself. But the truth is I’ve really missed writing my own blog posts, so I’m going to get back into it.

 

Before I start back with a truly informational blog post, I wanted to catch you up on what you’ve missed.

 

Websites, websites and more websites:

 

I’ve been busy writing websites for a variety of clients including two law firms, one court reporting firm, one cerebral palsy FAQ site, and a professional organizer. I truly love writing websites, and can’t wait to share them. Only one of the websites is up and running, but please take a look:

 

www.garlovskylaw.com

 

I wrote the content for the site along with the blog posts.

 

Blogs, blogs and more blogs:

 

In between writing websites for various companies, I’ve also been maintaining blog posts for many clients including lawyers, a moving company, a laundry bag manufacturer, and more. If you’re interested in how to have a green move, or how to create the perfect laundry room, take a look:

 

www.sortasack.com/blog

www.manchestermoving/com/blog

www.divorcelawyerschicago.org/

www.focusonaging.com/blog

www.garlovskylaw.com/blog

 

I also have been busy creating content for social media campaigns for a majority of these blogs.

 

And that’s just my blogging and website work! As I said, it’s been a busy couple of months. But I’m back to blogging and can’t wait to share some ideas on how to use content and copy to really skyrocket your marketing and your business.

 

Summer and fall have really brought on an explosion of clients, and I’m loving every minute of it. I also have another top secret exciting blog project in the works that I can’t wait to share when it’s ready, hopefully just another week or two.

 

What have you been up to? Is fall bringing as many fun projects for you as it has for me?

 





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Clearing Up 4 Common Misperceptions About Writers

Clearing-Up-4-Common-Misperceptions-About-WritersI was sitting in the dog park, my scared little pooch glued to my side instead of playing with the bigger (and meaner) dogs, when a woman turned to me and asked, “what do you do for a living?”

 

I hate this question.

 

It’s not because I’m not proud of being a Chicago freelance writer. I used to dream of the day when I could answer the question with one simple phrase, “I’m a writer.”

 

Truthfully, I never thought I’d actually be able to say that and have it be true.

 

Why?

 

Because I had the exact same misconception that many people seem to have about professional writers.

 

I can anticipate the questions flying through their head.

 

How do I make any money? Why am I talking to them, don’t I have absolutely no social skills at all? Do I write fiction or poetry?

 

Here are four common misperceptions about writers decoded and explained:

 

1. We’re all broke

 

I used to think this too. There was no way to make a good living while being a writer unless you wrote fabulous fiction like Stephen King or J.K. Rowling. [...] Continue Reading…





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The-Two-Most-Important-Questions-Businesses-Need-To-AnswerThere are certain questions that are easy to answer. What’s your name? What’s your website? Where are you located? These questions are my favorite. There is no wrong answer.

 

But then we get into the sticky questions. What is your purpose? What do you want to accomplish? What is your grandmother’s maiden name? You may not know the answers to these questions.

 

While many businesses take the time to make sure their website is visually beautiful, selecting colors that compliment each other and provide a sense of calm, they may not take the time to answer the two following questions: [...] Continue Reading…





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How to Write a Short Blog Post With a Big Impact

how-to-write-a-short-blog-post-with-a-big-impactThere are a million reasons to keep up a company blog. One of the main reasons is to position your company as an expert in your field. Sounds hard doesn’t it? It’s a daunting task, learning how to use a blog to make yourself an expert. There is a trick I am going to share that makes it quite easy. It’s not something that can be used with every blog post, but once every week or two it is worth putting out there.

Become A Source of Information

One way to position yourself as an expert is to be a go-to source of information for your field. Every week search out interesting articles, blog posts, and videos that are current and useful. [...] Continue Reading…





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A Poster That Says It All

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