How to Write a Roundup Article

Roundup articles are a little like “freebies”for web content writers. Presumably you’ve been writing in the same niche for a while and have several articles about a few very precise topics.

Mini Touchscreen Laptop –irrelevant but awesome

A roundup article is basically a compilation of all those articles,with links to several [...]

Suite101 earnings,revisited

Almost a year ago,I wrote about my Suite101 earnings,because one writer made $5000 in a month and they finally told us we were allowed to discuss our income.

I’m revisiting that topic this year because the industry has changed a little,so have my earnings and my writing habits and Suite101′s best practices

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10 signs that the Internet hates you

What- did I really just say that? The entire internet itself can’t hate someone,and why would it pick on little old me? Please,say it ain’t so.

It might be…If you’re not ‘feeling the love”from the energy you put into your niche blogs,there might be a reason.

Over the past 3 [...]

Right place at the right time- SWEET

I know you skim over marketing emails,too. 90% of them are just spam- designed to remind you that you once thought something was interesting enough to add yourself to an email list. But the fact is,for me anyhow,that if I don’t buy it right away,chances are that I won’t even open [...]

Awesome free widget from Facebook

I absolutely love Facebook’s Activity Feed for web developers. it creates a sidebar widget that you can use to see which of your blog posts are being “shared”most often on Facebook.

I created one for a client’s website and it was so easy,I decided to do a few for some of my own [...]

Dirty Tricks are Not Cool

OK- I have a lot of mom writer friends on my Facebook friends list. I’m here today to talk some well-deserved SMACK about one of them. I don’t have professional contact with this woman,she writes for a few revenue sharing sites. As far as I can tell,it’s a hobby.

She posted a [...]

In Defense of Schizophrenia in the Online Workplace

So- I found a great website about working at home. The articles were informative,relevant and interesting. I decided to follow the site’s owner on twitter,because there was an icon in the sidebar.

Once I saw her twitter homepage,though,I changed my mind.

Her twitterstream was filled with horrific news stories,not helpful [...]

Watch what you wish for –wishpot wtf???

At the risk of being booted from the ranks of the B-list bloggers,I have to say that I signed up a long time ago for wishpot,in some sort of contest or promotion. I was really disturbed to find that my entire blog had been recreated on their website,with a sidebar of THEIR [...]

Building DoFollow Links with a List of Dofollow Sites

SheToldMe.com allows you to create Xomba-like incoming links that are dofollow,too.

I was talking with some new-to-web-marketing moms about the mystical virtues of dofollow links. There’s some debate in the SEO world about whether or not they matter,or for how long they will matter. Without actually researching Google’s stance on the virtues of [...]

Q- How much time should you spend promoting your articles?

A- none.

I know there are advocates out there for massive article-promotion campaigns,but I’m not one of them and I’ll tell you why.

#1- your article is REALLY only interesting to a few people- people who SEARCH google,yahoo,bing,etc for that information. If your SEO is on target,they will find it. [...]