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Writing

The 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging on Smart Boy Designs

Joy Williams’s Daily Writing Routine on Brain Pickings

How to Use Evernote Correctly on Lifehacker (I included this because I think it is a fabulously handy tool for writers/bloggers/freelancers to organize all their stuff)

12 Tips on Writing Content for Your Blog on dukeo.com

Quote-worthy Quotes from Richard Branson about Blogging on Internet Dreams

 

Content Marketing

How Not to Freak Out about Content Marketing on Marketing Tech Blog

Three Content Marketing Tips from Linkedin on Econsultancy

21 Social Media and Content Marketing Tips Tailored for Small Businesses on Heidi Cohen

Winning Creative Content Marketing on Top Rank Online Marketing

5 Content Marketing Mistakes Even the Pros Make on Quick Sprout

I know I’m definitely biased when I say that I adore writing. Writing is my instrument of both creation and destruction, the source and projection of my power, and so on. Clearly biased, right? But I mean every word that I say (and write). However, I think that the words from the top bloggers and writers in Singapore would definitely lend greater weight to the best and worst parts of writing (certainly more objectivity than me). So I set out to get some opinions from them – here is what they have to say about the best and worst parts of writing.

“Worse: Trolls.
Best: Fans.”

– Alvin Lim from alvinology.com (one of the top blogs and social media influencers in Singapore)

 

“Best when everyone likes your post, worse when you don’t even get one comment even though you thought you wrote the best post of your life.”

– Dr. Leslie Tay (author of The End of Char Kway Teow and Other Hawker Mysteries) from ieatishootipost.sg

 

“The best part about being a writer and blogger is when readers tell you that your writing has empowered them to make changes in their lives and to pursue excellence.

The most challenging part is when you don’t feel motivated to write, but you know that you simply must. It takes discipline and commitment to write regularly!”

-Daniel Wong (author of The Happy Student: 5 Steps to Academic Fulfillment and Success) from daniel-wong.com

 

“Best Part: Sometimes, you get to keep those review items.

Worst Part: You get swarm with review items (even those you cannot keep) and unfortunately you can pick a few to review on.”

– Lester Chan from lesterchan.net (ranked #1 on sgblogs.com)

 

“The best part of being a writer is that writing gets you out of your comfort zone and gives you the opportunity to articulate these experiences for posterity. 

I really couldn’t find a “worst” part of being a writer because I like this work too much!”

– Melanie Lee, Freelance Writer from melanielee.sg

 

“The best parts of being a full-time freelance writer:

When every pitch is accepted by editors and I see my stories in print.

The worst parts: 

Chasing after payments and having an irregular income.”

– Anthony Koh, Freelance Writer from anthoniquewriter.weebly.com

 

I certainly agree with most of the opinions offered by these high profile writers (especially with Melanie – writing is my life). At the end of the day, as writers we choose to pursue this track because the best parts about writing far outweigh the worst parts – though they can certainly be incredibly annoying and discouraging at times.

How about you? Does this encourage or discourage you from being a writer? Or are there any other good or bad parts about writing that we missed out? Or are there any other things you would like to learn about writing? Do leave your comments below – we’d love to hear your opinions too!

 

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Looking for the best content on Writing and Content Marketing? Let me save you the trouble. I will be curating the top posts on Writing and Content Marketing at the end of each week,  for your reading convenience. For more freelance resources, check out my Resources for Freelancers page.

 

Writing

The Psychology of Blogging: 6 Things Your Readers Wish You Knew on iNBoundPRO

Is Blogging the Future of Publishing? on jeffbullas.com

The Versatility of Freelance Writing – The Key to Your Success on Get Paid to Write Online

How to Find a Freelance Writing Gig on Make a Living Writing

What is A Writer’s Worth? on Poynter

 

Content Marketing

12 Months of Content Marketing Ideas for SlideShare on SlideShare

Make Content Marketing Work in a Social, Mobile World (Infographic) on Visual.ly

7 Basic Principles of Content Marketing and SEO that Actually Work on ryanhanley.com

 

 

Looking for the best content on Writing and Content Marketing? Let me save you the trouble. I will be curating the top posts on Writing and Content Marketing at the end of each week,  for your reading convenience. For more freelance resources, check out my Resources for Freelancers page.

 

Writing

4 New Writer Traps and How to Avoid Them on Think Traffic

Should Writers Blog? on The Creative Penn

29 Blogging Survival Tips on Chris Garret

The Workable Business Blogging Plan on bloggingtips.com

 

Content Marketing

Content Curation Tips from Brand Success Stories on Content Marketing Institute

The Top 6 Reasons You’re Failing at Content Marketing on Buzzstream

Slideshare: The Quiet Giant of Content Marketing on Forbes