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25 Things to Know BEFORE You Write for a Living

Liz Strauss is a very wise woman, and has posted an article called “The Problem with Writing . . . 25 Things to Know BEFORE You Write for a Living“. This article works very well for the topic of blogging as well, as people are trying to get jobs professionally blogging.

I have taken a few from her list and posted them below. I chose the ones that personally effect me the most.

The problem with writing is:

  • that, when you start, no one will believe you are one.
  • that all writing jobs takes longer than folks think they will.
  • that getting to a living wage takes time and boring work.
  • that, when you write well, the finished product looks like it was easy.
  • that no one cares how hard it was.
  • that the lifestyle isn’t glamorous.
  • that the pay can be less glamorous.
  • that when you have finished, there’s no applause.
  • that you have finished, you have to do the same thing all over again.

Check out the full list at Successful Blog.

Categories: Blogging Sense, Blogging Tips

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  1. Liz Strauss says: 8/16/2006

    Hi David,
    Thanks for noticing. I don’t know what possessed me to write that particular list today, but it was there and I went with it. I’m glad you found it useful. I kind of like it too. :)

    I appreciate your kind words at the top.
    They are something from a blogging pro.


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