Sell Your Writing – Face to Face

SEO Keyword Density: Writing 1.6%, Freelance Writing Business 9%, Freelance Writer.9%, Writer .8%

492034302-170x170Tell Them What You Do – It’s  a Good Thing

Well, that was embarrassing.  I shake my head as I contemplate my failed attempt at describing my freelance writing business. I had just bumped into a long lost friend at the mall and she asked what I was doing these days.
“I’m a freelance writer,” I replied with confidence.
“Really, so what do you write?”
Here’s where I dropped the ball.  “I um, write articles . . . and blog posts.”
“Oh,” she said. “What’s a blog?” (I know; my friend needs to get out more.)

Don’t Miss the Boat

Luckily, in this case, my lackluster response wasn’t a big deal, but it could have been. What if my acquaintance had been a potential employer or a friend of someone who was looking for a freelance writer. I’d have missed the boat. Here’s the thing about being a writer – word of mouth is important. And that day, my mouth wasn’t working.

So why did I stumble over my job description? Because I usually rely on my writing website  – that perfectly choreographed depiction of my best writing self.  Ideally, I don’t have to describe what I do, I simply link potential clients to my writer’s website, and shining examples of my craft pop up on the screen.

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Rosie Bear Retires

Rosie Bear

As many of you know, this blog originated in 2013 as “The Library Lady and Rosie Bear”.  While I wrote adult book reviews and web content, my lifelong friend and teddy bear Rosie, focused on children’s book reviews and acted as an adviser on all things blog related.

At this time, I am sad to announce Rosie’s retirement. At the age of 61, she feels it is time to explore her options.  I can’t wait to see what fun plans this adventurous brown bear has in mind. Rosie’s parting words? “Read till your eye falls off.” Excellent advice for all.

As for the blog, it will continue without her (bearly) and in the future will be known as The Library Lady Writes.  For a humorous look at the world in general, book reviews, travel tips and whatever else crosses my mind, please continue to read and follow.  I’m grateful for those who have been with me all these years and hope to continue our acquaintance. Best to all!

Ahhh! – Blog Malfunction

News flash! To anyone who recently received a post from library Lady and Rosie Bear, entitled Dog Tales, Cleverly Disguised.  It was supposed to be a photo post, not a poem or Haiku, or whatever it appears to be.  Unfortunately the pictures did not appear and I have no idea why.

I like to think that I have this blogging thing down, but every now and then something like this happens and I just have to shake my head.  I can’t fix this.  It’s out there for all to see, in all it’s ungainly glory, and the worst thing is that I spent a significant amount of time on those pictures!!! Oh well, moving on.

OH NO!  I just checked the reader and now there’s two versions of it.  Can you believe it?  It’s not enough that I embarrass myself once, now it’s there again.  Did I publish it twice?  Is it republishing itself every few minutes?!? I can only imagine what my e-mail folowers are thinking at this point –  “Stop sending me stuff!”

General cringing going on here. I think need to go for a walk.

Have you ever had anything go wrong on a post you were trying to publish?