Research/writing/editing assistant/coach to help me take my blog to the next level
I have a personal blog where I share what I've been learning about
business, technology, life, personal finance, and other things. I've
been writing this for ten years. I'm delighted to find that lots of
people read it, and that people actually buy my experiments with
small-scale info products. I want to get even better, and I'm looking
for someone who can help.
Here are some ways you might be able to help me:
- Review my outlines and drafts for upcoming blog posts and give
feedback so that we can make sure things make sense to people who
are not me
- Research, prioritize, and summarize related posts from other
people's blogs so that I can link to other people's perspectives
(and learn from them!)
- Challenge me to write non-generic blog posts so that I don't end up
sounding like every other blogger out there (specific! concrete!
personal! useful! interesting!)
- Rein in my exclamation marks, adjectives, and parenthetical
comments (as needed), suggesting more concise or more vivid ways to
- Help me identify, outline, write, and/or organize small collections
of content into short articles or mini-ebooks to be sold or given
away for free
- Zap clichés and help me write fresher content
- Tweak how I write so that it sounds friendlier and more commentable
- ... I'm open to your ideas on how to make my blog more awesome.
So this is more of a "Please help me write even better and make things that people will find valuable!" than a "Please crank out lots of spun articles for SEO purposes."
Naturally, you should:
- Have your own blog, so I can read your archives and see if
our communication styles are compatible; please share a link
- Have a few articles or e-books that I can look at for examples of your
ability to organize long-form content
- Have excellent communication skills, but still sound friendly and
approachable on the Internet (it's a personal blog, not a CEO
- Speed-read and have an excellent system for going through and
organizing potentially interesting resources based on search
results, because there's a lot of fluff on the Internet
Ideally, we'll be able to mutually convince each other this is worth
it. Are you the writer/editor/coach for me? Maybe! Am I up to your usual
client standards? Maybe! Let's find out.