Here they are, the best of the best posts on writing and freelancing that ran on the WordCount blog during 2012.
“Best” is a relative term. Some posts are the best because they attracted the most page views. Others got the most comments. Others were the most shared on social media like Twitter or Facebook. And some are the best because they’re my personal favorites.
Be a Better Freelance Writer
Tips from acclaimed authors, plus advice from the trenches:
Turn Freelance Writing into a Business
As the gig economy grows, more writers are bailing out of staff jobs to do their own thing. Here’s some suggestions for how to be better at being your own boss:
Do More in Less Time
Being productive doesn’t have to mean working more, just working smarter:
Use These Tech Tools for Writing
So many apps, so little time to test all of them. I’ve taken some of the work out of deciding what to use:
Read Good Writing
Since the very early days of this blog, I’ve run a weekly round up of good reads from news websites, blogs and elsewhere, all part of my mantra that to do good writing, you need to read good writing. I’ll be sharing the best of those good reads in a separate post. But here’s a sample to whet your appetite:
The WordCount Blogathon Annual Blogging Challenge
The community blogging challenge I host every May turned five. It was our biggest year ever, with more than 300 freelance writers and bloggers signing up (though not as many made it to the finish line). Some highlights from the month:
For more of the most popular posts that have ever run on WordCount, read this: 101 Greatest Hits.