Sherisaid commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Tristan, this led me straight to your blog and I was instantly hooked. I knew these principles in theory - I built nearly 4K followers on twitter over a short time just by joining discussions and commenting to everyone. It's the same principle of reciprocity. People want to hear and be heard. It just never occurred to me to approach it as a necessary part of my business day. You made me think about building a blog in a new light. Thanks!"
What an interesting conversation! People who label themselves "mommy bloggers" make me cringe. It's a booming arena, but it feels like a 50 year feminist setback. I can't imagine defining myself as a mommy, or even as a woman. I'm a businesswoman, and I want to be respected as such. I want to sit at the table with the big boys...and check my gender at the door."
It seems like every writer I know complains about theft. I am not currently writing for my own purposes (I write for clients) so I don't worry about it, but I have seen my own content reposted. This is good info, because, as the article says thieves are often stupid...and wannabe writers are not always html savvy. It will at least work some of the time, which is helpful, if not a definitive solution."
You know, I voted for this because it's well written and informative, but the question I asked myself was not "is this a scam?" but "why would I hire someone willing to sell their talents for $5?"...and further, why would anyone do it? The entire concept is confusing for me on both ends, lol."
I really found this interesting! I've had a LinkedIn profile for ages, but I don't really use it. As a freelance writer, it just didn't seem relevant. This made me think in a new direction and remember something I have overlooked...that gigs can come from anywhere and connections are king. ALL of my best jobs have come from associations made on twitter, so I may be ignoring a huge potential revenue stream. Thanks!"