Blog Posts I’m Proud Of – November 2011

November was a busy month, with some of the posts I wrote spilling over into December posting. Here’s a roundup.


  • Ghostwriting: Does It Matter If You Don’t Get The Credit?
  • Google+ For Writers and Self-Publishers, Redux

Basic Blog Tips


Live Without A Job – interview

  • Location Independent Freelance Writer: Sharon Hurley Hall

Live Your Love

  • Twimbow – Reviewing The Rainbow Twitter Tool

Living Better at 50+

Simply Stated Business

Successful Blogging

The Blog Shop

Writing It Right For You

  • Working From A Coffee Shop: Pros and Cons

Posts for Clients

  • Scotland’s History and Culture – A Snapshot
  • Chocolate: A History of Innovation
  • A Whisky Tour of Scotland
  • Five Favorite Scottish Foods And Drinks
  • Cheap Airport Parking – Two Top Tips
  • Five Things To Do in Scotland
  • Looking For Luxury At Christmas? Try a Scottish Hamper
  • Give the Gift of Coffee
  • Zero Waste: Can We Achieve It?
  • How To Save Water Around the Home
  • Water: Four Questions Answered
  • Five Things Brazil is Famous For
  • Five Famous Colombian Exports
  • Greener Business – A Call to Action
  • Scotland – Cool Climate, Warm Welcome
  • How To Select Self-Catering Accommodation
  • Five Reasons to Choose A UK Cottage for Your Next Holiday
  • Raining on Your Vacation? Don’t Be Depressed
  • Four Reasons to Book A Short Term Rental
  • Five Areas to See When You Visit Edinburgh
  • Four Trips You Can Take from Edinburgh
  • How to Prepare to Study Abroad
  • Leaving University? How to Get Ready
  • How to Get the Most Out of University Life
  • and many more. These are just a selection.

In addition, I have several posts on the Global Good Group site and the RAG New York site and I’ve been writing travel posts for a site that hasn’t launched yet. If you want to see posts like these on your site, you know what you have to do – hire me!

10 thoughts on “Blog Posts I’m Proud Of – November 2011”

  1. Hi Sharon,

    Wow! You were in action. I’m impressed:) And thanks so much for sharing your 7 stress free ways to run your blog post with me and my readers. It was fab!

    How many posts do you do that? Maybe you can share your productivity secrets next?!

  2. I’m with Annabel-do you sleep? ๐Ÿ™‚

    You should be proud-I know 1st hand from your cloud computing guest post just how good these are. Thanks for sharing some of your brilliance, Sharon. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Happy to share, Cathy. I’m just in the middle of a run of 30 posts for clients, and I’m also doing one or two other guest posts. It’s a good thing I love blogging so much!

  3. Good gracious, Sharon! You really were a busy little bee in November! I especially like your stories for the European/UK set of clients. I enjoy reading the clever way your writing changes to fit the specific needs of these clients. Great job!

  4. Indeed it is fun; although, sometimes quite a challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Recently, I’ve forced myself to write in a more casual tone for some assignments and, specifically, on the FWD Web site. I felt so imprisoned by my formal, almost academic, tone that I use for my medical clients. I finally broke out of it. I don’t know it it’s so difficult for other writers, but it really stretched me to write in the more casual voice. I felt as if I might get chastised by a teacher or editor. Silly, I know, but that’s how it felt.

    It get easier each time, though. Sometimes I go back to my formal, businesslike tone for comfort, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I remember having to make the switch from academic to regular language after leaving teaching – it took a few tries to get the tone right. When I blog, with its more laid back style, there are still times when I can hear my high school English teacher’s voice in my ear. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. LOL! Yes, Sharon, that’s what I’m talking about — hearing my first (real) editor’s voice and admonishments in my ear and reading them in the comment section along my writings. I thought he was a brutal beast back then and tearfully complained about his “unfairness” and “pickiness” to Dragonslayer on a daily basis. Now, I wouldn’t have it any other way. He is THE single reason I am where I am today and on my way to even more success. I’ve kept in touch with him and plan to have him edit my first book — if I ever get around to it.

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who had trouble switching from technical/formal/academic tone to the casual tones of varying degrees I use today. It still leaves me breathless sometimes — almost as if I’m rebelling against an authority and will soon be brought to the carpet.

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