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While I’m on vacation this week, I’ll be rerunning some of the best WordCount posts of the year. Look for new posts, including my predictions for the top digital media personalities to watch in 2009, starting January 5. Happy New Year! Today’s reruns – Yes, it is possible to work smarter, not harder. Squeeze more [...]
While I’m on vacation this week, I’ll be rerunning some of the best WordCount posts of the year. Look for new posts, including my predictions for the top digital media personalities to watch in 2009, starting January 5. Happy New Year! Today’s reruns: Make yourself so irresistible editors will fight over you. What editors want [...]
WordCount is busy celebrating the season and playing in the snow. Beginning Monday, Dec. 29, I’ll spend a week rerunning some of the year’s most popular posts on freelancing, digital media and the news business. Until then, Merry Christmas!
This is the last new post I’ll write in 2008, so it seems fitting to look back at the biggest stories of the year in the digital media business and how they’ll affect on freelancers now and in the future. I’ll weigh in with my top 10 first. Feel free to send your own suggestions [...]
MIT Sloan Management Review just published this story about employees who work well outside of the office and used the term “nanobots” to describe them: There’s a new class of worker out there: Nearly Autonomous, Not in the Office, doing Business in their Own Time Staff. Or nanobots, for short. Empowered by their mobile devices [...]
The weather here has turned from major distraction to major story. In Portland, snow of any kind is a rarity and snow before Christmas just doesn’t happen all that often. The city’s at sea level, locked between the coastal mountain range and the Cascades, so conditions have to be just right for the stuff coming [...]
Over at the The New York Observer, John Koblin explains in At magazines, it’s 2.0 steps forward, 1.0 step back that while the Web may be the future for magazine publishing, right now print’s winning out and Website writers – and I might add Website freelancers – are getting axed left and right. ProBlogger guest [...]
Paul Gillin writes the NewspaperDeathWatch blog and it’s safe to say, he’s never been busier. As print advertising continues to plummet and online ads have yet to pick up the slack, papers are cutting frequency, shrinking geographic distribution, laying off workers – really doing anything and everything they can to cut costs – and anticipating [...]
As the days count down to the New Year, it’s a good time to reflect on the last 365 days of work. I came back to writing full time in September 2007, so this was my first full year of work. By most measures, it was a good year. I reconnected with several clients I’d [...]