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Liz Strauss is the anchor woman behind Successful-Blog.com and the author of The Secret of Writing a Successful and Outstanding Blog.
Being a successful writer and a blogger, surely there are many tips that we can learn from her after all the blogosphere in Malaysia is growing.
From an interview between Mary (the Chief Editor of Write To Done) and Liz, there are four very important keynotes that we all should take note in order to be an outstanding writer (or blogger).
Connect To Your Readers
There is a reason why it is important to connect to your readers. First and foremost, you need people to read your words. You are not writing just to display it to yourself but you are displaying to the whole world. You share your knowledge and thoughts but that would be useless without readers. By connecting to your readers, you are creating a two-way communication.
Listen To Your Readers
Now that you have your readers, you don’t expect them to just read without giving feedback, right? Learn to listen to your readers with an open mind. Trust your readers that they are making statements that will help you discover yourself in the process. Treasure their comments about your writing and accept criticism if there is any. You will learn to write better in times to come. Practice makes perfect.
Write From Your Heart
Be real to yourself and your audience. Share your feelings, your knowledge and your experience full of insights and information. Create something inspires your readers so that they can relate to themselves in a practical way. In other words, be passionate in your writing and you will reach out to your readers. There is no reason to write just for money. I know there are many writers out there but not every writers can write from the heart.
Love For Doing What You Do
“Do what you love in service to those who love what you do.” - Steve Farber
This is by far the most important element of all because if you have no love for writing, then your writing would be dead. When you love writing, naturally your writing will flourish. Take it as a mirror of reflection. Your readers can see you shine through your writing and they will love you for what you are and what you do.
If you can try to implement these tips in your daily writing, you are well on your way to become an outstanding writer.
Robert Janelle, a successful freelancer, has his own experience about how to go about cementing one’s position in this field of freelance working. This article will discuss about some tips that he thinks are invaluable when dealing with the growth of freelance career for past 2 years.
Working Over Weekends
Though it might seems awkward to work in weekends, this is what many start-up entrepreneurs do to keep their business alive. They take up other jobs for the time being and majority if them ends up some weekend jobs. Thus any freelancers thinking he has to work on weekends to pull his freelance career, and it may feel boring and listless. They should think that that’s the way to go if required.
Do Not Overlook the Job Opportunities
The motto is, do not throw away any job opportunity listings, be it on the web or on the old college board. You never know, your dream freelancing assignment can show up anywhere and you may well profit from that. In fact you may end up having a permanent source of assignments if your performance is good enough. Thus always keep looking and be through.
Do Not Hesitate
If you feel like something you can contribute to the growth of some freelance web portal or freelance corners, then do not hesitate and just contact with them with your ideas and propositions. You have nothing to loose. If your idea really hits the jackpot, you will surely be valued and will be given a greater opportunity in the future to work with them. Thus you must try otherwise nothing will happen.
An Important Thing to End Off
If you do not find a 9-5 regular job even after spoiling your entire shoe-sole, do not be disgusted. Market yourself directly to the client, you will be benefited. In fact at least it is better to rely on never ending strings of interviews that leads to nowhere.
Thus being courageous and passionate enough will lead you to a successful avenue.