Articles versus blogs, using LinkedIn to find leads, and the secrets of successful creators

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Here is what I read this past week.

Writing an article vs. writing a blog post

Carol Tice from Make a Living Writing wrote an article on the differences between writing an article versus writing a blog post. Basically, there used to be a firm dividing line between the two types of content, but the line has blurred as blog posts have become more like articles. It’s worth a read for anyone who is getting into writing either blog posts or articles, and even those writers who have been at it for a while.

Using LinkedIn to get leads

Emily Jacobs was interviewed on Make a Living Writing about how to leverage LinkedIn marketing to get leads. I use LinkedIn regularly, and there are some great tips here, including:

  • Update your profile picture
  • Write a compelling headline 
  • Include a niche-specific description
  • Updates settings for SEO
  • Include all freelance writing gigs

The secrets of successful creators

Josh Spector wrote an ebook called The Secrets of Successful Creators. It includes “256 proven strategies from the world’s most successful creators you can use to produce, promote, and profit from your creations.” The summaries and links to articles and video were originally shared in Josh’s FOR THE INTERESTED newsletter. The ebook is pay what you can and covers the following topics:

  • Audience growth
  • Career
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Newsletter growth
  • Podcasting
  • Productivity
  • Resources
  • Twitter
  • Writing
  • Miscellaneous

This is probably the last blog post for 2020. I hope you have a great 2021. Thanks for reading. If you want to reach out, my email is


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