Writing Blogs... Do you have one?

Singapore
October 6, 2008 3:07am CST
I'm in a search for great writing blogs in order to improve my writing skills. You may have been visitng one regularly. If you have a suggestion, please put them up here. If you have your own writing blog, you can also showcase them here. Tell me your experiences with these writing blogs. What have you learnt from them and how it has helped you in your writing. Thanks in advance for responding. Sydney
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@paid2write (5202)
6 Oct 08
These are some which I have bookmarked, and you may find them to be of use : http://getpaidtowriteonline.com/category/freelance-writing/web-content-writing/ http://www.submitedge.com/blog/content-writing-the-beginners-manual/ http://www.worldwidefreelance.com/
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
Hello paid2write, Thank you for the resource and sharing them with me. I will check them all out. They sound very interesting indeed. Will comment further later.
• Malaysia
6 Oct 08
Hi paid2write, really appreciate your post on the discussion as it really provide lots of information i am looking for too. I am new for the writing and believe with the link you provided, it will at least help me to improve further. Again, really thanks for the sharing.
• Australia
6 Oct 08
no i dont have any blog currently but thing of having few in the near time
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• Singapore
7 Oct 08
You can start a blog for free and monetize it! But I have little experience monetizing my blog, still learning!
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
Well, I used to be writing articles on renovation. BUt I lost steam on the blog after I got busy with my work schedule. I have been meaning to go back to it. But my PC crashed, losing a lot of my research material. I am still painfully trying to recover what ever I can. To get my disk recovered at the labs is costly. And I don't know whether is is worth my while to do it or not. Sigh...
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
Opps... wallowing in my self pity. I forgot to post the link to my blog here. It is http://gnmrenovation.blogspot.com . Most of the articles there are trying to address general concerns. I hope it is still relevant today as it was two years ago.
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
Your blog is very specific! Quite a niche. But unfortunately, I'm looking for blogs about writing and how to improve one's writing skills. Terribly sorry that I have caused the miscommunication. Maybe I wasnt't clear enough. I know how painful it is when your PC crashes. I have lost lots of data when my external hard disk fail to function. Thumb drives drive me crazy too! If my laptop crashes, all my articles will disappear. I can't bear to think what might happen if that's the case. Hope you can recover as much as possible.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
Oh... that kind of blog I do not have. Well, I have read a few of your articles. And I find them plenty good. What kind of improvements are you looking for? Style of writing? Content of your articles written?
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes, I do. Here are some of mine: http://freewebcamfriends.blogspot.com http://web.mac.com/angelkitty1441s2/Shop_and_Save/Tween_Bling_Shop/Tween_Bling_Shop.html http://blogreviews411.blogspot.com/ Just to name a few. I have a personal blog as well if you are interested; PM me for it.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Here's a new one I just started for fun: http://the411web.blogspot.com/
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
I was actually looking for writing blogs, blogs about writing, in order to improve mine. The last one you suggested seems to be closest to what I requested since it reviews stuff. I personally write reviews too and trying to find ways to improve those as well. Thanks for your references!
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
8 Oct 08
You bet. I really enjoy making these sorts of things. It's fun and helps get your writing on the internet. I wish you all the best.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
6 Oct 08
I don't have a blog but I am contracted to a person who does has and I have to do research for her because she also write articles for a newspaper here in Jamaica. Her blog is on the Wordpress network. Financially Smart. She has been introducing me to the blog writing and has send this lady who can help with blog writing her name is debbie and the address is info@makemoneyfromwriting.com. http://netforbeginners.about.com/ I hope this can also help you as well. All the best. Kerry
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
Thank you for your response! Are you telling me that I can write to Debbie to see if I can write for her? Really, really? Please tell me quick. I need to confirm what you're saying. You've got me all excited actually.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
7 Oct 08
I will not say yes to your question but what I would encourage you to do is send her an email and asked her about her facilities and then you will see what she offers o.k. She has send me numerous of mails that I have not have time to read because I am quite busy at this time with work. I hope you can get the type of assistance you need o.k. kerry
• Singapore
8 Oct 08
Thank you kerry. I will give it a try with debbie.
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
8 Oct 08
Hi Sydney Hazelton, I think you have to follow what Stephen King has to say in his book, "On Writing"; He insists on two things which he thinks are vital parameters in deciding any writer's growth and success: 1) Read a lot. 2) Write a lot. Reading improves your vocabulary and acquaints you with different ways and situations the words you learned can be applied. Constant writing gives you good practice and thereby gradually helps you express yourself with relative ease. It doesn't matter what you read (as long as you understand it) or what you write - doing it is what matters. As for the website, have you tried the blog, www.dailywritingtips.com ? I think they have some useful tips and advice that can be of some help to writers. Then there's copyblogger at http://www.copyblogger.com/ which is one among Technorati's "Top 100 blogs". They have some very useful articles for writers. I also used to frequent www.writemindset.com when it used to be regularly updated - they have chosen to remain dormant for quite a while now. I shall drop by this discussion again, when I encounter or remember any of such sites that offer worthy help to writers. Good luck!
• Singapore
9 Oct 08
Thank you for a wonderful post! I really love the way you write and express yourself. You are clear and precise. It's true that reading and writing helps a writer to grow. That's why I had wanted to search for some blogs which will give tips on how to write and hopefully the blogger writes well too. Your suggestions are exactly the kind of blogs I was looking for. I will definitely check out those blogs you mentioned, especially the one on the Top 100 Technorati list. Thank you so much for the wonderful references!
30 Mar 10
Hi, Writemindset.com is up an running again - firing on all cylinders as they say, so please drop by sometime.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
7 Oct 08
Yes, I do have a writing blog, but I have it more as a way to communicate with family and friends all over the world, rather than as a writing exercise. The most difficult aspect is to keep at it regularly and to be creative, as one has to include pictures and graphical material. I think it is also visited but people outside the family, but that is alright by me! The more, the merrier! My address by the way is http://writingtoyouall.blogspot.com. I have been using Blogger since I started and it has grown with my blog!
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
Hi sylvia! It seems that it is a rather personal blog, but has some interesting bits about writing. I have to try to add more pics in my blog too. I'm too lazy to do that I guess. I use blogger platform too. It's one of the easiest to start with. Thanks for your response!
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
8 Oct 08
Thanks for your comment! The thing with my blog is that it mirrors life, so I never know the direction it is going to take, as it has to do with many different people!
• India
7 Oct 08
I do have one. I am trying to make a list of resources. I need to pay more attention to it though. You may visit my profile for the link. Cheers and happy mylotting
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
Hi! Your blog looks great! I love it and have bookmarked it for future reference. Thank you so much!
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• India
8 Oct 08
Thanks a lot for the compliment!! :)
• Slovenia
16 Oct 08
Hi Sydney! I have a blog but it's not on writing & it's not monetized... Actually, I've been researching all this too & would like to start a 'real' blog & monetize it too.. but still learning... I have found a lot of info about writing on the Absolute Write forum... - It is meainly for authors, such as freelance article writers & book writers (fiction & non-fiction), but there is a section for bloggers too.. & freelance writers also have blogs one can learn from...
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
13 Oct 08
Hi, You've already been given some links to blogs that provide writing tips etc so I won't add anymore, partly because in many cases you're either going to receive multiple instances of the same advice, or sometimes conflicting advice (those pesky grammar rules - seems everyone has a different idea) though one good site I'd like to recommend if you're interested is http://www.writing.com - it's a great place to not only get some honest feedback on your work, but it also provides a wide variety of different information on all forms of writing etc. Having said all that, and depending on what type of writing it is you want to do: fiction, non-fiction, article writing, reviews etc etc the best way to really learn is to read a variety of things in your chosen topic to get an idea of how others have done it and to just jump in and start writing. The more you read and write the more you'll pick up on what's right and what's wrong and what works in your chosen field etc. If you're more concerned about things like grammar and spelling etc before you make your work public there are also places you can go to get it edited or no doubt their's others around who would offer their help
• Singapore
13 Oct 08
Thanks for the link. I will check it out soon. I know what you mean about the grammar rules. There are people who offer help when it comes to editing, but there are others who will offer criticisms on your writing. I had that experience once. Anyway, I'm going to continue writing and hopefully earn more in the months ahead.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
I have just come across this site through stumble upon. I have not yet visited the whole of it but I think it is a good one for editing your work. www.preciseedit.com Have a nice day!
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
Thanks, richiem! It seems that they provide editing services here. But they have a good resource for writers. Thanks for your reference!
• China
7 Oct 08
i guess you are very interested in writing. so tha you always visit other's blogs. on the countary, i don't like to write blogs. maybe because my writing is not good. so i'm not interested in that.
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
I just started writing a few months back. And I guess I feel a little stagnant in my writing style after awhile, so I need new ideas to freshen up. That's why I'm searching for recommended writing blogs to emulate their writing style if they suit me. Thanks for your response!
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
No, I don't have blog.. but sooner I love to try it..
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
You can give it a try. There are many free platforms for you to start with. You can always close them if you don't like them. All the best!
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I only have personal blogs. I don't think I have ever seen a writing blog before. I am glad that I came to this discussion though because I bookmarked the sites that Paidtowrite linked here. I fully intend on going through them and improving on my own writing.
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
I respect paid2write a lot. She has so much experience and always willing to share them with everyone. She always give plenty of relevant and great advice. She's really a great writer. I hope to be like her one day. I think I'm quite far off. I saw one writing blog the other day. Here's the link if you want to check it out. It's an excellent site! http://copywriter.typepad.com/copywriter/
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I currently have a blog that I use to display my photography http://hollyannephoto.blogspot.com and I try to get photography gigs through that, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I love to write so right now I am planning on starting another blog which I hope will be able to earn a profit off of (that's why I'm putting a lot of planning time into instead of just starting it) writing about visual arts, entertainment, and advice. Good luck in your search. I like to write for Associated Content, there are a lot of really well written articles on there, you might be able to find something there that you are interested in that will help you with your writing skills.
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
Hi hcromer, I was actually looking for a writing blog. Maybe you can give me your link to your AC articles, so I can read them. Anything about writing?
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I do write my own blog. I just basically write whatever I am thinking based on the theme of the blog I am writing. I write a spiritual blog based on my thoughts about the different things in the Bible.
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
Thanks for your response! I'm looking for a writing blog actually, to help me improve my writing and read someone else's to get writing ideas.
@NonaSaile (926)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Hi Sydney! There's editorialanonymous.blogspot. It is actually featured as one of blogger.com's blogs of note. Content is great, and so are several of the links to other writing blogs that are provided there.
• Singapore
7 Oct 08
I have not visited the two sites you mentioned. I will check out both of them soon. Thank you for the reference, NonaSaile!
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
6 Oct 08
H[i]i Sydney, I love all my friend's blog but I started once but after the first page, I have no idea anymore how to expand it like having more pages on it...I do know, I am lost when it comes to blogging..LOL! Good luck in your blog and I am sure a lot of our friends here have blogs too ![/i]
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
Thanks for your response! I have a blog as well. In fact, I have opened and closed a couple of blogs myself. Sometimes the ideas just do not flow and after a few postings, I gave up. But there is one which I continue to write, it's about my attempts at making money online. So it is rather personal, which sites I join, how much I earn, payment proofs and all that. But for this discussion, I was lookign specifically into writing blogs, those blogs which helps others to improve their writing. Thanks anyway!
@derek_a (10902)
6 Oct 08
I have blogs and I think they are probably all about writing really. I write about Zen at http://piecesofzen.blogspot.com and my piano music at http://www.clavinovapiano.zoxic.com. A good writing friend of mine has a blog here - http://www.wordstrumpet.com and is very active in writing. Tell here I sent you :-)
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
I believe I have checked out your zen blog previously. YOur friend has an interesting writing blog. I like that. Thanks for the suggestions!
@msedge (4012)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I have a blog but i never visited it for quiet awhile.I love it but i am just lazy blogging from time to time so i just let it stay.I put all my money making sites and some businesses that my husband own to make a traffic.I think i need to do more blogging on it to make it work but as i said earlier i am just lazy blogging or maybe its not my field.