Blogging is one of the best ways to hone your writing skills while also building a readership and connecting with other writers and readers. But copyright law can seem vague and frustrating when applied to web content. What's okay to share on your blog and what's not? Can you use a photo from anywhere? What do you do if you're not sure?
Every blogger asks these questions, and unfortunately, the answers can be confusing and difficult to find. The last thing you want to do as a blogger is unintentionally steal someone's work! Thankfully, this infographic from Visualistan makes blog law simple. Keep it handy for when you have a question about copyright infringement.
Writers hear every day how important it is to build our brand. When a reader buys our book, they’re also buying us. The same principle applies to freelance writers, editors, and anyone trying to navigate this crazy Internet to make a living. With the number of outlets and the amount of competition, building your online brand can seem daunting. But this infographic from Lifehack lays out everything you need to know. Follow this advice, and you’ll be an online superstar in no time. ...Read More
A good night’s sleep is crucial to success! Whether you dream of being a published author, a brilliant entrepreneur, or an expert in your field, there are a few habits you should embrace to get the most out of your nighttime hours. This infographic from Sleepy People lays out thirteen important things to do before bed so you wake up refreshed and ready to conquer the world! ...Read More
The English language is complex and inconsistent. Understanding commonly confused and misused words is indispensable for clear, effective writing. Impress your readers (and publishers!) with perfect prose. This infographic from Listmonde lists twelve of the most misused words in the English language. Review the list for a refresher, and keep the infographic on hand for those moments when you can’t remember whether to use “lay” or “lie.” Keep this page bookmarked for a quick answer so you can get back to writing! ...Read More
Writers are busy people. We’re often trying to fit three days’ worth of work into twenty-four hours, and staying organized is imperative. But we’re creative, too. And sometimes we need other outlets to express ourselves. Bullet journaling helps us do both, and all you need is a blank journal and a pen.
This infographic is part of a wonderfully in-depth article by Kim Alvarez: “Thorough Guide to the Bullet Journal System.” In her article, Kim gives us all the information we need to begin bullet journaling. After that, it’s up to us to personalize our journal and take it to the next level!
Last month, we talked about building a readership, and we said that “the goal isn’t to reach as many people as possible, but to get to know people and to earn their trust through honest engagement.”
But how do you do that? When it comes to Twitter, tweeting about things other than yourself is a great place to start. ...