30+ Ideas YouTube and Videos

You can do more with YouTube than posting videos of bloopers and sleepwalking dogs running into walls. Creating videos and uploading them to sites like YouTube and Vimeo provide writers with the opportunity to share expertise, promote a book and connect with others. Camera shy? You don’t have to be in the video. You have … Read more

Create a Writer's Profile in Facebook

Most folks use Facebook for one or the other, not both. However, many freelance writers and I use Facebook for both personal and business. After all, when you hire us, you get our personalities and styles. I take care to watch what I post by remembering a future client, a former boss and family member could … Read more

Favorite Posts of 2009

Yee haw! (I’m a Texan, I can do that.) Happy to do another Middle Zone Musings “What I learned from…” project. This time, we share our favorite posts of 2009. I put this together based on what I thought were most valuable to you based on your feedback. 7 Traits of Bad Twitter Followers: The … Read more

Watch What You Blog, Post and Tweet Online

I wish I could say this is stating the obvious — it’s not. People continue to miss out on opportunities because of something they said anywhere online. This applies not only to those looking for jobs, but also freelancers and those in current jobs. Future clients, customers, employers, agents and publishers WILL check up on … Read more

List of Twitter Chats

Twitter chats are growing faster than one person can keep up with them as there are hundreds today. That’s incredible. This post is no longer updated. Keeping it alive as the information is still useful. Twitter group chats offer a clever and effective way to meet people with like interests and to share insights into … Read more

Slapping around Twitter, SMS and the Internet

Oh, my! Read a story about a jury where multiple jurors researched the case on the Internet and posted updates in Twitter and Facebook. Have they lost their common sense? Too much information (TMI) isn’t just about not revealing inappropriate details in your life, but also publicly sharing things online when it’d be better to … Read more