Our Blogger Star Mum
Introducing our first ever star mum the lovely Ms Jo Middleton. Mum of two, a freelance journalist, an award-winning writer and blogger. Who Blogs about single parenting, dating, parenting, breastfeeding and issues affecting women. If you are thinking of taking up blogging she is definitely the expert source to learn from. In this article she gives advice and shares tips on how to get started. She is available for any kind of work involving research, features, comment and commercial copywriting please see her contact details and blog link below.
I never meant to become a 'blogger'. It all happened a bit by accident.
I'd been working for a small charity for a few years, was bored, fancied a change, and thought to myself one day 'I know what, I'll be a freelance writer! How hard can that be?'
I do have a reputation for being a bit flighty.
So I quit my job, and started writing. Funnily enough, I wasn't inundated with work in the first few months, but I kept asking, and I kept writing, and gradually I began to establish an income. Before I had built up a portfolio of work though, writing a blog seemed like the perfect way to market myself, and to show would-be editors that yes, I could string a sentence together and yes, I did know where to put my apostrophes.
And here I am. Two and a half years later and lo and behold, people read my blog, and seem actually interested in what I have to say. And it has got me work, so all in all, a pretty good decision.
There are a few things though which have helped me to establish myself in what is undeniably a very crowded market place, so I thought I'd share a few tips:
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