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gifts under $20 amazon shopping

Gifts under $20 on Amazon are easy to find. What’s not easy to find is amazing gifts on Amazon for under $20! Anyone who knows me knows that I love making people happy. Ever since I was a child I took a great deal of pleasure in giving. Another thing people should know about me...

word count examples

Here’s a handy demonstration for my clients and fellow writers. If you find yourself wondering what 50 words, 100 words, 250 words, 500 words or 1000 words look like, look no further. Here is what different word counts look like on the screen. 50 Words Let me tell you a story. It all began one...

you’re in good hands

Dear Clients, From time to time, I like to test my skills and compare my work to what is available in the marketplace. upwork.com is a good place to start. It is one of the world’s largest community of freelancers. I just took their Online Article Writing and Blogging Test and scored in the top...

a shift toward quality

I grew up among people who lived and died by the motto “Always Be Closing”. Do you remember the movie “Glengarry Glen Ross”? That is such a great example of the culture that brought us the 2008 recession. Pressuring people to buy that which they cannot afford always ends badly. Fortunately, consumerism is undergoing a...

the shrinking surface

With the advent of wearable devices, the advertising surface has undergone yet another shrinkage. Smartphones were the first sign designers and copywriters had to rethink their approach. It is hard to imagine an ad designed for a 50-foot billboard on your Apple Watch.  But that is exactly where we are heading. The “shrinking surface” presents both...

free photos for your blog or website

What are the best websites for free photos, images, icons, and photoshop templates? I’m putting together a short list of websites that provide free photos, images, and graphic for websites and blogs. There is no denying it, a blog needs images, photos, and graphics. A reader is more likely to read an article with images...

it’s how you say it

You may have heard this over and over. The quote goes something like this: It is not what you say, it is how you say it. Despite being mistaken for a close relative of the Machiavellian “the end justifies the means”, when it comes to the art of writing this saying holds true. Just think...

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