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A freelance market

This is a tip from a freelance writer. It's a print trade publication that seems to focus on technology.

The editorial contacts are here:

There are a lot of magazine markets listed here:

Sunoasis Markets

Some of the listings haven't been updated for awhile so if you run into a…


Added by David Eide on July 8, 2008 at 3:28pm — No Comments

The Rains Must Fall

The sky in my small corner of the world seemed to understand me this day, even to sympathize. It dawned as a bright and glorious sunny day then changed its mood to suit my own. As the sun made its escape, the mottled gray and white clouds took position above. A cool rain began to fall. I enjoy the smell of fresh fallen rain and walked out into the mist to breath deeply as it newly baptized the earth with its sweet cleansing scent.

I glanced up and was overcome by the moment. Mother… Continue

Added by Patricia on July 3, 2008 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Passive income for the freelance writer?

Should freelancers try to make some passive income? I've always felt that writers are the most resourceful people on the most resourceful medium in history. It takes time and patience and, as the article points out, the Achilles heal of the writing class is a complete aversion to selling and marketing. So the question becomes, "is there enough incentive to get writers…


Added by David Eide on July 1, 2008 at 11:23pm — 1 Comment

A little poetry while I organize myself...


To each his own and to own his each.

Live and learn, aid and teach.

Be that unique in thought and deed.

As to inspire when there be need.

Smell the rose and taste the air.

Of all around take time to care.

Be true and sure and honest still.

Strength in character and will.

Share kindness in a smile or two.

Sleep well at night as dreamers do.

Have faith in friends, one and all.

Be one depended on… Continue

Added by Patricia on July 1, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

A pinch of cynical, a dash of optimism and just a tad of sweet....

Hello everybody!!!

I know this is a site to utilize for professional leads and such, but I wanted my first intro to the fellow writers here to have a flavor of me, as a person...A big fat no no in the pro sense of this medium, but I think when others read my serious to light ramblings, it serves well to know the woman behind them. So, without further adieu...

Hitchhiking through the cyber waves I came across this little gem of a site.....So, I guess this is where I give… Continue

Added by Patricia on July 1, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

It's not the writing, it's the revision

Ben Bova is an experienced professional. When he speaks writers should take note.

He states the obvious and fundamental fact writers must obey. Sit down

and write! Don't think about it. Set a bar for yourself and meet it.

A professional will do this because he or she knows that revision is

the key act. Revision is the thing that divides the amatuer…


Added by David Eide on June 29, 2008 at 7:43pm — 2 Comments

Newspapers are the Canaries-in-the-Mine-Shaft for print publishing

The Recovering Journalist blog itemizes the 900 or so staff cuts among the newspapers in the U.S. That is just in the past week!

He also lists 10 "fixes," most of which are very sensible.



Added by David Eide on June 28, 2008 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

Please heed the call young journalists!

This is one of the saddest descriptions of the disruption now going on in journalism, especially among newspapers. It throws down the gauntlet among young journalists now in college or just out getting their feet wet. "You must pick up the slack!" This is the most important, crisis-laden period of time for journalism in memory! It is not for the weak. It is a time for deep reflection…


Added by David Eide on June 25, 2008 at 9:13pm — 5 Comments

Vanity Fair's Blogopticon

Vanity Fair has a schematic of the Blogopticon, their version of blogs that have somehow risen to the top. Almost all of them I'm familiar with but I read most in the "Earnest News" area. I'm still waiting for that break-through that proves that the Net transforms opinion and writing. What we are witnessing is akin to the explosion of the suburbs in the 50's and 60's. It's important because it impacts a…


Added by David Eide on June 20, 2008 at 4:48pm — No Comments

What are the best "emancipation occuptions" in 2008?

Outside magazines takes a look at some of the best jobs of 2008, including "emancipation occuptions," like an Itinerant Blogger .

There are fun and interesting ideas to look at!

Added by David Eide on June 18, 2008 at 10:12pm — No Comments

If you are a college grad start preparing for a bad job market.

Colleen Eddy at has advice for college graduates about to embark on their job search. This is not the same job market as when you entered college and requires a fine-tuning of your strategy.

Added by David Eide on May 2, 2008 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Can Gen Y teach the boomers anything?

Some decent tips on how-not to mess up a query letter to a literary agent.

Mother Earth News carries an article about the "economics of self-publishing" for those who have the aspiration. Devotion is the key word. …


Added by David Eide on April 27, 2008 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Comparing the Networks

Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning all have these things. I'm on a few of them like JobBoarders and Recruiters. Recruiters is the most effective I've seen. I know the primary purpose of this is to allow friends, family, and colleauges to connect with an occassionally newcomer welcomed into your circle. It's the old net stepped up a few degrees.

I want to make this a place where people who are looking for jobs connect with people who are looking to hire. A fun place.

My sites and… Continue

Added by David Eide on April 25, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment


If you have access to the New York Times you might check out this advice to add social networking to your job search tool box.

In France, when there are layoffs, the journalists go on strike.

At least that is the way…


Added by David Eide on April 21, 2008 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Test Blog Post

This is just a test, to see if blog posts work.

Where To Buy Maqui Berry

Added by Laura on February 22, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Leevan Sievert

Just like to introduce myself to the community here, I am a happily married man with 2 beautiful children. I was referred by a friend and will be checking things out here. By day, I am a telecom broker where I help businesses with their telecommunication services, specializing in

Local business phone service and Audio… Continue

Added by Leevan Sievert on September 8, 1972 at 1:30am — No Comments

India Tours – A Holiday to Remember

India is a country with diverse cultural heritage, traditional reserves and historical landmarks. The vast expanse of land from the great Himalayas to the beautiful palm fringed beaches in the South provides a perfect destination for travellers and tourists looking for a perfect holiday. Get onto new tracks, familiarize with the inscrutable cultures of the tribes, enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the glorious mountains, lakes and forests, and the lush green plateaus throughout the… Continue

Added by Sara Hasan on January 1, 1970 at 12:00am — No Comments

My old love

No, this is not what you alll might be thinking, when I talk of my old love, I am talking about writing, creative writing that is. Way back in 1989, I joined an international NGO called the United Nations Association. Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the thrill of the fact that some of our resolutions went to the UN itself. I also ran a network to name but many things. However an international situation made my situation untennable if that is the correct spelling,… Continue

Added by Fiona Johnston on January 1, 1970 at 12:00am — No Comments

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