Posts tagged with ‘bloggers’

  • An Open Letter on Trust, “Experts,” and Blogging

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 22, 2016
    *Note* This post and podcast episode contain explicit language, as regulars will know pretty much all rants here do. If you don't want to read / listen to that, skip this one. Bloggers. Readers. Friends. We need to talk. Do you know what I love about All Indie Writers readers, including you? You're out there carving your own path, pursuing […]
  • Quick Tip for Bloggers: Use Notepad ++

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 1, 2015
    I was contacted several days ago by a fellow freelance writer and blogger. He was having problems on his WordPress site where his theme was no longer compatible with the WordPress core. It caused elements of his site to disappear. Another colleague pointed him in my direction, and thankfully I was able to find a patch. The problem? The patch was […]
  • Are Freelance Industry Bloggers Stupid? Elance / Upwork Seems to Think So

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 9, 2015
    It's days like these I wish I hadn't retired Naked PR. If you don't already know, I used to own a small PR firm, where I was an early specialist in online public relations and social media consulting (before everyone under the sun started thinking they were qualified to call themselves that). Naked PR was my blog where I had […]
  • Weekend Reading: Email Marketing Copy

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 13, 2015
    Whether you're interested in staying in touch with freelance writing prospects, your blog's readers, or readers of your books, having an email list is a smart idea. But what you send to your email subscribers is as important as building your list. That's what keeps subscribers interested, and it's that email marketing copy that converts casual readers into buyers, community members, or […]
  • Bad Pitching and Bitching: Should Journalists Expose Bad PR Pitches?

    By Jennifer Mattern on January 28, 2015
    This post was originally published on (my now-retired blog featuring commentary on PR and social media issues). While I'm considering reviving my Naked PR brand this year, I'm considering taking it in a slightly different direction -- back to its roots. In the meantime, I'm moving most of the original content to other sites I own, saving only a […]
  • Bloggers vs Journalists: With Pro Blogger, Darren Rowse

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 15, 2014
    This post is the first in a two-part series with Darren Rowse of This was originally published on May 1, 2008 on my now-retired public relations blog, That blog is being completely dismantled while I re-evaluate plans for the brand, with key content being preserved on other blogs I own. While this post was originally written for a […]
  • Make Money Blogging: 20 Blog Revenue Streams

    By Jennifer Mattern on March 27, 2013
    The post below was originally published on my small business blog after a friend asked me some basic questions about how he could begin to make money blogging. I've since shared it here as a way to help freelance writers build an additional revenue stream (originally on October 16, 2008). And I've now updated it for All Freelance Writing readers with […]
  • When it Makes Sense to Have Multiple Blogs

    By Jennifer Mattern on May 10, 2011
    In addition to being a freelance writer for clients I'm also a professional blogger and Web developer in my own right, running several different types of websites over the years including dozens of different blogs. That experience lets me appreciate the value having multiple blogs can bring through exposure, new contract work if you're looking for it, and product sales. […]
  • Elitists, Haters, Negativity and Anger—Oh My!

    By Yo Prinzel on March 5, 2010
    WARNING: This post is very negative because I was an angry elitist when I wrote it so I fully expect a bunch of haters to come out of the woodwork and say negative things about me, thereby showing what negative, angry elitists they are themselves. Did the warning above sound kinda circular in its logic when you first read it? […]
  • Is Your Favorite Freelance Writing Blogger Everything They Say They Are?

    By Yo Prinzel on February 12, 2010
    If you read freelance writing blogs to help yourself create a better career then I've got news for you. Not every blogger out there (in any niche) is everything they say they are which means you could be using untested or bad advice. Consider those MLM bloggers who talk about how much money you can make with their awesome pyramid.. […]