There are two different types of content in the great big world of blog content: seasonal blog content and evergreen blog content. Although both types of content are equally important, each of them have their own set of differences. This blog post covers those differences.
We’re living in a time commonly known as the Information Age. As we all know, information is easily available at our fingertips. But that’s where it’s staying. Right at our fingertips but not in our minds. What’s happening is that we’re facing an extreme case of content overload. The amount of content that is created and shared continues to grow on a daily basis. That is excellent. Unfortunately it has come to a point where we’re surfing a tide that has become so strong, making it difficult to keep up with the current and stay current. It’s almost as if our ability to read has gone beyond literacy skills. Often times, we have the illusion of being too busy to read content. But I refuse to accept that. Not just because I’m content writer, but because I see a lot of value in taking a responsible role in creating, consuming, and sharing content. Here are some tips on how you can navigate the web and read content with a greater sense of enjoyment and purpose.
April is National Poetry Month. Although we’re now in the last 10 days of this great month, I figured that it wasn’t too late to share some of lovely lines of poetry. Poetry is good for the soul and good for writing. When you read good poetry it can be an uplifting experience. It can inspire us and help us to use our creativity in describing the ordinary and everyday into something incredible and memorable. There are times when you feel you won’t ever be the same after reading a line of poetry. It’s as though those words were waiting for you. Okay, maybe I’m being a bit over dramatic here but I’m sure many poetry lovers alike can understand my point of view. Anyway, here are 10 great lines of poetry that I hope you’ll also enjoy!
Chapters bookstores are proclaimed as Canada’s largest bookstore for a reason. They’re enormous. Although you can find a number of books, you will also find an equivalent number of items that are not books. It tends to be a wonderfully distracting place to indulge inspiration as you wander around with your Starbucks tall chai latte. However, the broad range of products shows that they’re onto something, something that could also teach us a lesson or two about business blogging. I use this analogy with my clients who have booked me for blog consultation sessions and it is so amazing and rewarding to see their response. If I’ve piqued your curiosity, then keep reading this blog to learn more.
How often do you write about yourself? Not very often I’m sure. But if you’re a business owner or you’re looking to boost your career, then you need to write about yourself. Better yet, you need to promote yourself. In today’s competitive world of selling yourself or selling your services, it’s incredibly important to write an honest and compelling bio on your LinkedIn profile, job application, or website. If you’re having trouble writing your bio, you’re not alone. It truly is a difficult task to write about yourself. Here are some reasons why.
When it comes to content length, there is no general rule of thumb. But allow me to use the analogy of food (once again). You can think of content as either being a crème brulee or a bag of chips. While both items are enjoyable, they each come with their own set of differences. A crème brulee is a pleasantly sweet small dish for a reason. When you want it, one is often enough. But with a bag of chips, one is often never enough. Content can play that similar role in either case. It all depends on what you can and want to achieve with your content.
Although self-care is important for any profession or life circumstance, there is a clear relevance for it among writers. Writing requires a lot of energy. When you write, you rely on yourself to have the energy, creativity, motivation, and confidence to put ideas and sentences together. The ability to maintain this self-reliant status ends up being a lot of pressure that we put on ourselves. Here are seven self-care tips that writers can use to make their writing experience a lot more enjoyable.
Life throws us plenty of challenges on a daily basis. Some challenges may be more difficult to cope with than others. And when it they start to accumulate without any sort of resolve, it can be difficult to cope with those challenges. But one of the ways we can help ourselves to cope with those challenges and improve our mental health is by keeping a journal. Here are some of the ways that writing in a journal can be good for your mental health.
When I tell students about my editing services, a common response I receive is something to the effect of: “I never have time to get my work edited. I always do my assignment at the last minute.” The problem with this common mentality is that it’s common. The last minute scramble is often reflected in the end result. TAs and professors can tell when something is done last minute. Academic success is not always about getting something done, it’s about getting it done well. However, academic success is also dependent upon so many factors. You have your class schedule, assignment deadlines, readings (yes, you should do your readings), exam schedule, and a personal life to maintain. It may seem as though one of those pieces has to fall back. Maybe you decide that you’re going to fall behind on your readings just so that you can stay on track with your assignments. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It is possible to keep it all together and on time. And I’m here to help you do just that. Enter the course organizing tool!
As 2014 was slipping away, I started to plan for 2015. I wanted this year to be the one I start to make my dreams a reality. After I officially launched Objective Perspective Content Writing & Editing this past January, I was equal parts excited and scared. “What’s next?” “What will people think?” “Will I do a good job?” All of these questions swirled my mind on a constant basis. Even though I’ve come closer to the answers, these questions still remain. To be honest, I’m grateful for that feeling. They are not questions of “what would have happened if I didn’t continue to take this chance?” What has kept me where I am is the the support I’ve received right from the very beginning. From family to friends to community networks who have become like my family and friends.
Have you ever been called a bad writer before? If so, did this label stop you from writing? I hope not. I’ve met many people who say they love writing but they consider themselves to be bad writers. I am sure this feeling is common among the most acclaimed writers. However, persistence, practice, and passion are the three major ingredients toward helping you gain your confidence and improve your writing. No matter what people tell you, no matter how much you doubt yourself, if you want to write, you should write.
There seem to be a number of blogging myths. Many of these myths have become believable to the point where they have turned into trends in the online world. Which is why I’m here to bring more clarity and truth to some of these myths. After all, I want you to maintain a better connection with your clients and target audience.
Throughout the course of my amazing journey with Objective Perspective Content Writing & Editing, there are a few observations I’ve collected. One of these observations is that there’s a lot more to working with a content writer than giving an assignment and then paying a bill. I place a strong emphasis on the word “with.” You’ll see why as you read further. In order to receive quality content that is customized to your preferences and values, the journey to that end result is filled with many important steps along the way.
After reading this headline, you may be wondering “why would I need to responsibly consume online content?” Well here’s the thing. With online information being so widespread and easily accessible, it can be incredibly overwhelming, tricky, and even dangerous to determine what information is true or blown out of proportion. I use the word dangerous because we often make decisions based on content we consume. If the wrong content is consumed, these decisions can have a negative impact on our health, political decisions, and even the way we treat each other. I know I am not alone in seeing these negative effects of consuming inaccurate content.
Whether you need content for your brochure, bio, blog, or website, you may not be the right person to write the content. It’s not to say you’re a bad writer, but there is much to be gained from outsourcing a professional content writer who can highlight the professional skills and strengths of yourself and your business. Here are a few reasons why.
Microsoft Word has a function called Track Changes that is helpful for collaborative projects and editing. I use it often for both writing and editing projects with my clients. I find it makes our work together a lot more engaging. If a client has a question or wishes to suggest changes on a document, then that can be done through using Track Changes. While I’ve been using it for many years within different contexts, I know that there are some people who are unfamiliar with using this function. However, that should not stop them from being a part of the collaborative experience that Track Changes yields. Here are step by step instructions for using three major features of Track Changes: 1) reviewing Track Changes, 2) inserting Track Changes, and 3) Comments.