Thursday, October 28, 2004

November ezine preview

I've just finished the November issue of WriteTips, my monthly Ezine. This month's topic focuses on business blogs. It addresses questions such as:

  • What is a blog?
  • How do I start blogging?
  • How can blogging be an advantage for my business?
I've also added a few links to notable blogs from both business and casual perspectives. If you haven't signed up to receive WriteTips yet you can do so here. Did I mention it's free?

You can also preview archived issues here. Please note that the recently released issues won't appear in the archive section until the following month, so if you're eager to get the scoop on business blogs right now, sign up today!

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Holiday letters

Even though the end of October has yet to arrive, it's not too soon to start thinking about the holidays.

Last week I wrote my first holiday letter of the season for a client. She's prepping her mailing list, which includes family, friends, and past & present customers. She'll be including a free, refrigerator-sized magnetic calendar in the package. The letter is brief--it simply wishes her prospects a happy holiday season and lightly asks for referrals.

Her timing is perfect. The package will be mailed in early November (the first page of the calendar starts in Nov.) and she may be one of the first folks to wish her target group season's greetings. She'll stand out because her letter won't come with a zillion other holiday cards...and because she's giving away freebies!

Have you thought about putting together your holiday mailer yet?

Monday, October 18, 2004

Welcome to Writing4You!

After reading many interesting tidbits about business blogging, I have decided to give it a whirl for my writing business. I'll post as often as I have time to do so, and I'll provide an account of current projects, problems & how I solved them, and other useful pieces of information related to writing. I look forward to communicating with potential, past, and present clients!