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Farewell, Writing–Hello, Content! April 13, 2012

In the writing world, and especially in the digital media community, we’re all guilty of obsessing over content.  We fret over whether our content is good and whether we have enough of it.  Businesses specializing in “content marketing” swear to us that it will be the final word in marketing.  But what do we mean by this incredibly unspecific word?

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Write from home and start earning $$$ today! December 14, 2010

Admittedly, the headline of this entry echoes the sort of e-mails I encounter in the Spam folder of my Gmail account. But, yes, you can actually make money by writing from the comforts of your home (or apartment or hobbit hole, whatever the case may be). Even though the death knell of print journalism has been sounded by many media-watchers (like Michael Gerson from The Washington Post), the rise of “new media” has arguably given writers more options to sell their wordy wares, albeit for far less pay than what more “traditional” writers typically earn. (Thus, this new model of “content creation” has emerged not without a fair bit of controversy).

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