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

  • Business Blogging: Why Your Business Should Guest Blog

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. I’m with Annabel-do you sleep? 🙂

    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. 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. Indeed it is fun; although, sometimes quite a challenge. 🙂

    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. 😉

    • 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. 🙂

  4. 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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