Sharon Hurley Hall
Professional writer & blogger. Polymath. Word nerd. Love to discuss writing, publishing,social media and web tools.
Add me into the fast brain spinning list. I battle it by noting ideas so I don't lose them and working on one thing at a time (mostly).
4 weeks, 1 day ago on The Battle of Idea-magedon
Love this, Laura, and I giggled at the thought of Darth Vader trying to
be a hero instead of a villain, but your point about sleazy marketing
really resonated with me - seems like there's a lot of that around.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://flyingpigconsulting.tumblr.com/post/46199966011/four-things-darth-vader-can-teach-us-about-marketing
See - that's what I keep telling my family when they look at me like I'm crazy when I try to declutter. To keep the peace, I've had to just streamline my own stuff, but I do it a couple of times a year. I always feel much lighter and more centered after doing so.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Reflect the Energy Within
Well said, Sandi. Of all your tips, the one that most resonates with me is listening to your gut - it never lies to you.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The Truth About One-Size-Fits-All
'Your speaking creates your reality' - that's so true, Sandi. Focusing on how to achieve the end goal is definitely more productive than wallowing. So often making changes comes down to a shift in perspective - thanks for outlining this approach.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on The Art (and Science) of Solution Focused Living
@tsilvestre Totally agree, Tea, which is why I don't see myself as being in competition with fellow writers (and why they're such a big part of my own community).
8 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Crush Your Competition Overnight
I've always loved that proverb, Sandi. My virtual village includes the carnies and a few people who started their blogging journey at the same time as I did. They have all contributed to my success.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Celebrating a Village of Dreams
Love this, Jenny, especially 'you are the only you there is' - that is so liberating. :)
@millercathy Happy to have provided some inspiration, Cathy. :)
9 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Get New Clients AND Raise Your Rates (Win!)
@AnneWayman I see a lot of people stating their availability on Twitter, Anne, and there also used to be a site (called something like Tweetjobs) that helped people search for gigs that way. I figure you have nothing to lose. :)
Thanks, Lori. You definitely have to tough it out sometimes and hold out for something better, and it usually comes along.
@Samarowais That's a great approach, Samar. And I think existing clients don't mind rate increases if they don't happen too often.
Glad to hear you'll be OK eventually, Jenny, and sending good wishes your way.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Illusion of Control
Saying a personal hello to the people on your list is the best tip I've had so far, Jenny - and so easy to implement. I've had a couple of personal welcomes that turned into great online relationships.
11 months ago on How to Say Hello (and Goodbye) to Your List
You're so right, Samar. Once you get past the 'oh, I'm so happy people are paying me for this' stage, you need to think about the value you are offering and putting a price on it. I think this post illustrates some of the extras that bloggers often throw in for free, but shouldn't.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Why You’re Not ‘Just’ a Freelance Blogger
Love this, Sandi. One of the things I've learned as I've got older is to accept even the weirdest bits of me as OK for me (and at the same time accept that they are not OK for everyone and that's fine).
11 months, 4 weeks ago on How to Embrace Your Quirky Bits
Love the way you break this down, Nicole. I especially like point 1 about setting prices based on what works for your business rather than a blind copycat model - good stuff!
1 year, 2 months ago on Pricing Strategies: Top 3 Pitfalls to Avoid
saraharrow Thanks for this post. I've already got my company page set up but you've included a few things here I didn't know I could add. :)
1 year, 7 months ago on How Can Bloggers Use LinkedIn Company Pages?
Timely post, as I've just been proofing a document where the 'that's were omitted. I had to put a few back in for clarity.
1 year, 11 months ago on Wordbite: The Purpose of "That"
When I started my writing business, Shakirah, I called it DoubleHDesign. The double h was for my surname; the design because I also did web pages and book layout. It turned out that the name was misleading, especially as I did less design and more writing, so after a while I got a domain name with my real name and left it at that. We all make mistakes and that's OK, as long as we learn from them - thanks for sharing your experience.
1 year, 11 months ago on My Naming Facepalm