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Jennifer Marie’s – Fumbling through it one day at a time


I would love for all of my readers to take a moment and visit my friend Jennifer’s blog. She’s just getting started and it would be awesome if she could see how great you WordPress bloggers are!

Because I think you’re pretty awesome myself 🙂

Much appreciated and thanks in advance!

 

Fumbling through it one day at a time

Source: Jennifer Marie’s – Fumbling through it one day at a time

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Pricing Guide for Web Copywriters (Pressed)


Having worked a great long while for what is known as a “content mill”, I had no idea pricing was this high. Of course, not having a degree will often thwart the possibility of actually getting these numbers, but once I have a few years of experience under my belt, what then?

I just thought I would put this out there for anyone who may not know.

 

Curious what to charge your client for web copy? Use this handy pricing guide and never worry about under or over-pricing ever again.

Source: Pricing Guide for Web Copywriters

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Scribbles & Sustenance – Consider Stopping By!


I just wanted to take a moment to ask if anyone would be so kind as to stop by my brand new website, check it out and give your honest feedback. It’s been up and running just a little over a week and I am trying to get it just right.

It has all of the same content I have here, however it is arranged differently and has a fresh new look.

Thanks in advance!

Source: Scribbles & Sustenance – Thanks for stopping by!

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I Finally Did It! Brand New Website!


Well, folks, I finally took the plunge and decided to go to a self hosted site! I’m super excited, but I have literally worked my butt off getting everything lined out this whole weekend. There’s still SO much to be done, probably a million things I haven’t even thought of yet, so…

I would be super honored if any of my readers would be kind enough to head over to my new blog, check it out, and provide feedback. Especially those who have their own self hosted site.

Some of the biggest changed include the fact that I have categorized everything a bit differently. Now I have certain posts for certain days. It doesn’t mean that I will post each and every day, though I wish I had that kind of time, but just that you can expect certain things to pop up on certain days of the week.

I have also added a pitch for my freelance writing career in my home page. This will hopefully be a place that I can send potential clients who want to know more about me and my writing style and possibly something else later on. I’m not even sure if I’m doing it right, just playing everything off the cuff right now.

Anyway, if you happen to click the link above and visit, as I said I would simply ADORE any feedback you would like to send my way. To say that I’m in experienced in my own website is quite an understatement.

Thanks so much!

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What Are Your Favorite Stock Photo Sites?


Let’s face it, every once in awhile, you simply can’t take your own photos for your blog.

Well, I mean, not all of us can.

For instance, I’m a wife, mom, homeschooler, blogger, freelance writer and bass player in a band, so it gets kind of hard to get out there and take the perfect photos all the time 🙂

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Just hanging out at the park!

Every now and again, I will throw in some stock photography. I’ve heard enough about all the ways you can be sued for using other stuff and I stay away from that like the plague! It is certainly never my intention to step on any toes, that’s for sure!

In my search for stock photos, my favorites have turned out to be Pixabay and Pexels. With these two sites, there are no attributions needed, you don’t have to join, sign up or pay, and you are free to use the images however you want.

Other sites I have found are just not as good, but I keep looking. So…

I was wondering if you would be willing to share your favorite stock image sites? Please, list them in the comments below and when I get enough, I’ll make another post for the benefit of other bloggers as well.

Also, if you’d like a link back to your own blog, please make note of that in your comment and know that I greatly appreciate it!

Thanks!

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Aflac Spams Job Search Site


This is one of my biggest pet peeves, especially as a freelance writer. One of the ways we, as freelancers, often find new clients is to run job board searches. They do not often turn up anything useful, but this is ridiculous…

For the last couple of months, Aflac has been posting these ads 10-20 at a time, for different locations across the country, with the heading “Benefits Freelancer”. Now maybe I’m wrong, but as I understand it, you can’t “freelance” insurance benefits. As a matter of fact, being a “freelance” writer usually means that you are self-employed and not working for any one company in particular.

Still, there are positions like this in my email and on the website itself time after time…

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This pops up at least 2-3 times per week and I have to wonder, is their company really so in need of employees or are they just posting these to push back legitimate freelance writing gigs? Because running a search with the word “freelance” in it will bring back page after page of these ridiculous spam ads.

Whatever it is, it gets on my nerves.

Ok, rant over. Hope everyone has a great Monday!

 

Benefits Freelancer job in Dale City, Virginia, US. Read the Benefits Freelancer job description and find other Aflac jobs at Monster.

Source: Benefits Freelancer Job in Dale City 22193, Virginia US

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My First Blog Award Ever!!


I’ve been a bit absent from my blog lately. It seems that when I make the most resolve to write daily, that’s usually when things will pop up, more often than usual, to keep from doing that. I have been incredibly busy lately with homeschooling, writing for clients, fall-cleaning (much like spring cleaning lol) and trying to get things together for my son’s upcoming birthday party. So my day runs from about 6-7 am until about 11 pm, if I’m lucky enough to get in bed at that time.

So imagine my surprise when I checked my notifications this morning and found that I had been nominated for this award!  I was nominated by Second Time Blogger – to whom I give a HUGE THANK YOU! I appreciate so much that you thought of me and my humble blog 🙂

And I do suggest you go and read her posts. She has an amazing blog with some amazing photographs to go along with them. You’ll surely enjoy!

There are some rules for the award. They are:

  • Thank the person who has nominated you.
  • Share the versatile blogger award on your blog.
  • Share seven random things about yourself.
  • Tag 10 bloggers with less than 1000 followers and let them know they have been nominated.

 

Now, let’s see if I can come up with seven random things about me 🙂

  1. I speak just enough Spanish to get myself in trouble.
  2. Honey graham crackers are my favorite snack.
  3. Even though I’m an introvert, and somewhat of a hermit lol, I absolutely love to have dinner parties and feed everyone.
  4. If I can cook a whole meal using nothing but cast iron, I will.
  5. I play guitar, bass, mandolin and keyboards.
  6. I cry in church. Every time. No matter what.
  7. I still get crazy butterflies in my stomach every time I look at my husband, even after 19 years!

Shew! That isn’t as easy as it looks, lol. I never was much on talking about “me”  🙂

Now for the 10 bloggers I’d like to nominate, in no particular order. These are blogs I read on a regular basis and you probably will too, once you check them out.

  1. Reflections of Life!: Renae’s blog will challenge you to think and to move. Jump over and visit her page today, you won’t be disappointed.
  2. In A New Place: A homeschooling mom who blogs about an array of things, always in an uplifting way.
  3. Romans KJV: A Bible study blog, focusing on the book of Romans, with insight and commentary. A great read.
  4. the obligatory eccentric: Rachel’s blog is an excellent and interesting read, every time.
  5. Awethentiq/BlessedBeyondRecognition: Pete’s posts will definitely give you something to think about, and each post is interesting and unique.
  6. mommamcculloch: These posts are very real from a very real girl.
  7. A Writer’s Journey: This is a writer’s blog, and you’ll enjoy the read from here.
  8. Life According To Kelly: You’ll find some great recipes on Kelly’s blog, as well as a few other things.
  9. My Extended Weekend: Another blog with recipes that will make your mouth water! Check it out.
  10. Swamp Yankee Style: A great blog with DIY projects, recipes, thrifty tips and much more.

So there you have it 🙂  I do hope you will check these blogs out, as they are all worth the trip. Again, thanks so much to Second Time Blogger for nominated me. And I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed day!!