Online Writing


10 Reasons I Loved Writing for the Online Magazine Suite101

Writing for online magazines is interesting, instructive, and potentially profitable! Here’s why I loved writing for Suite101.com, including how the job taught me SEO (search engine optimization) and connected me to a an awesome group of web writers. First, a writing quotation from Natalie Goldberg – one of my favorite authors: “Writing is elemental,” writes Goldberg in […]

Writing for the Online Magazine Suite101.com

How to Start a Christian Blog

How to Start a Christian Blog That Pleases Jesus

Write like you have a message from the King – because you do! Here’s how to start a successful Christian blog and even make money as a faith-based blogger.  These eight blogging tips will help you find your voice as a blogger and share the good news of the gospel. My inspiration for this article […]


Before You Search for Online Writing Jobs – Help for ESL Writers

These tips on how to find online writing jobs are specifically for English as a Second Language (ESL) writers. I wrote this article for a reader who asked if she could write a guest post for my blog… “Hi, I am really proud to have visited your website,” says PS on How to Write a Query […]

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Ideas for Blog Posts or Online Articles on Valentine’s Day

8 Ways to Find Creative Valentine’s Day Article Ideas

Go beyond the usual “romantic gift ideas” and “how we met” articles. These Valentine’s Day article ideas and blog post prompts will fire your creativity and help you highlight February 14 in a fresh new way. The icing on the cake? You’ll boost your online traffic and readership! “One of the hallmarks of genius is an […]


How to Stay Motivated When You’re Starting a Blog

Starting a blog can be daunting for even the most experienced writers – and staying motivated to keep blogging is even harder! These tips on how to start and sustain your blog are inspired by a reader. “I’ve been told I’m a good writer by several people, judging by my lengthy Facebook posts,” says Jerry on […]

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How I Became a Blogger – Laurie’s Story

The second best way to learn how to become a blogger is to discover other bloggers got started. The first best way to be a blogger is to simply start blogging! Here’s how I became a blogger, plus tips to get you started on your blog. This post is actually the first in my “This […]


SEO Tips for WordPress Blogs

Search engine optimization (SEO) is challenging for bloggers who want to rank high in search results. These SEO tips for WordPress blogs are inspired by a WordPress MeetUp I’ll be attending tonight. Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies offers comprehensive SEO tips for all blogs, including WordPress. I find print books easier to learn from because […]

SEO Tips for WordPress Blogs

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How to Write Relationship Articles for Websites

These tips on how to write relationship articles will improve your website traffic and your blogging skills. I’ve been writing articles about love and relationships since the dinosaurs roamed the internet, and have learned a thing or two about web writing. Ann Handley’s Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content is full of awesome […]


10 Tips to Help You Start Your First Online Magazine

Are you a writer who wants to go beyond blogging and freelance writing for magazines? Here are several things you need to know about starting online magazines. In Writing Online: Write Your Dreams To Reality, Sean Platt describes how to teaches you how to write content that attracts readers. He also describes selling, marketing, blogging, […]

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How to Earn Extra Money Blogging

Five years ago, I shared my favorite affiliate programs for writers who want to learn how to earn extra money blogging. Now that I’ve more than doubled my income as a blogger, I thought I’d update my bloggy quips and tips. Sarah Morgan’s The Badass Blog Planner: Your Guide to Defining Your Purpose, Creating Clarity, […]


10 Ways Blogging Pays Writers

Does blogging pay? You better believe it! These benefits for blog writers start with money, and include recent research findings about how blogging pays financially, emotionally, and socially. If you want blogging to pay your bills, you have to approach it like you would any small business. That means you need to be disciplined, professional, […]

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When to Hire a Webmaster for Your Blog

Are you the master of your domain? Here’s how to know when to hire a webmaster for your website or blog. I’ve been supporting myself with my Quips and Tips blogs for six years – and twice I hired a webmaster to poke around my domain. I’m a DIY girl, which means I read books […]