WordCount – Freelancing in the Digital Age

By Michelle Vranizan Rafter

Freelance Friday link love for June 12

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Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

Help me investigate: Paul Bradshaw on Crowdsourcing Investigative Reporting – Video interview with a U.K. journalist and Online Journalism blogger on how he’s building a platform for crowdsourcing investigative journalism.

5 things Sesame Street can teach you about blogging – Keep it varied, repeat often and have a voice, says Copyblogger’s Sonia Simone.

Phrases that equal no pay – My favorite: “…so there isn’t any pay at the moment, but once we get up and running, we promise to pay.” Oh really – wonder if the electric company will go for that.

Measuring success as a freelancer – Not written specifically for freelance writers, but the lessons apply. Techie blogger Dawn Foster says: “Pick the top three to five items that determine success and focus on those items as the primary…metrics.”

The art of writing status updates – USA Today story on how to write for maximum appeal on Twitter and Facebook.

10 tools to organize your tweeps – Software apps to keep track of you who’re following on Twitter – good for separating sources, friends, editors, etc.

Written by Michelle Rafter

June 12, 2009 at 1:43 pm

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