The Fine Line Between Self-Promotion and Bragging: A Freelancer’s Conundrum

Self-promotion is a task that I presume I need to do as a freelancer. When cycles of little to no work become the norm – sometimes, unfortunately, lasting for weeks on end – I have two options, as all freelancers do: wait for work to come to me or find ways to take on more…

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The Meaningfulness of Mentoring

Mentoring has a wealth of benefits, both for the mentor and the mentee. Despite this, the vast majority of workers don’t have one. According to Forbes, only 36% of workers have one, despite 76% agreeing that mentors are valuable. It’s unclear exactly why this is. Perhaps some people don’t know where they would find a…

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On Writing Regrets

All writers from time to time will look back – or think back – to something they’ve written and feel some regret. Whether writing for many years as a hobby or professionally, there will likely be a progression in how one writes – there will be a maturing of outlook and opinions, changes in style, and…

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The Fundamentals of Ethical SEO

If you’re trying to write content with search engine optimisation (SEO) in mind, then you should be aware that SEO practices fall under two broad categories: ethical SEO and unethical SEO, also known as white hat SEO and black hat SEO (the terms ‘white hat’ and ‘black hat’ come from Western movies, with different coloured…

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Strategies for Handling Harsh Criticism as a Writer

Receiving harsh criticism as a writer can be a challenging thing to deal with, especially if you’re not used to strangers online deriding your creative work. Having been blogging for eight years now, and writing professionally for over four, I’ve received my fair share of criticism; most of it has been civil, friendly, and helpful,…

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