Why I Broke Up with The Huffington Post To Go Steady with Medium

In Tips & Tricks by Page Barnes | | 5 Comments

Dear Huffington Post, That’s it. I’m over you. I’ll still keep up with you on Facebook, but I’m not going to make an effort to give you my free and completely awesome content anymore.  You’re just not worth it.  Our relationship started off with so much excitement and promise, but now I’m just feeling frustrated and unappreciated. Medium treats me so much better than you do. So I’ve decided to break up with you and go steady with Medium. If you want to talk this over, you know how to reach me. And if you’ve forgotten my contact information, please … Read More

5 Tips and Tools for Editing Your Own Articles (without bugging friends and loved ones)

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5 Tips and Tools for Editing Your Own Articles (without bugging friends and loved ones)

We all love to ask our significant other to read and edit our work right? And there is nothing more satisfying than paying money to have someone make edits to our writing is there? Wrong. If you don’t like to ask favors, or your favor-givers have poor grammar and spelling skills, there are some great tricks you can use to edit your own writing that go beyond just reading it over and over. And over. The next time your article is ready for the chopping block, step away from it for a bit to let it breathe, and then go back … Read More

Editor Q&A with Alexa Bigwarfe of Lose the Cape!

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Editor Q&A with Alexa Bigwarfe of Lose the Cape!

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Lose the Cape Editor, Alexa Bigwarfe. Alexa gives us the latest on bonus payment opportunities for original and republished work, how to be a guest on their podcast, their newest anthology call, virtual events for bloggers and much more! Beyond Your Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through … Read More

Editor Q&A with Natasha Tracy of HealthyPlace

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner HealthyPlace Blog Editor Natasha Tracy. Natasha shares how you can become a regular paid blogger, the benefits their writers enjoy, how they’d like you to promote your published work, and much more! Beyond Your Blog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. If you purchase those items through my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link. Q: Tell us about HealthyPlace and who your readers … Read More

“COMMA” SUTRA? – How I Turned a Negative Book Review into a Satisfying Experience

In Uncategorized by Jennifer Brown Banks | | 4 Comments

At first, his words left me speechless. And for someone like me, who earns a living spinning words, that’s quite a feat. For days, in the aftermath, I felt uninspired and misunderstood. But for greater clarity here, let me rewind to the beginning … A long-awaited professional review on an E-book I launched for writers, back in October, had finally arrived. I was so nervous, I needed a cigarette; and I don’t even smoke. Once I opened the email that arrived in my inbox, I knew there would be no turning back. With this being my first, I really had … Read More

Editor Q&A with Julianne Palumbo of Mothers Always Write

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Mothers Always Write Editor, Julianne Palumbo. Julianne shares what types of literary essays and poetry they love to publish, upcoming themes, the benefits they offer writers (including some paid opportunities) and more! Q: Mothers Always Write (MAW) is ‘a literary magazine by mothers for mothers’. Can you share how and why you started the site and the type of stories you publish? A: I started Mothers Always Write in February of 2015 because of my belief that there’s a need for more publishing opportunities for literary mother writing. I wanted MAW to be a place that offers writing about the … Read More

Editor Q&A with Kinnari Shah of Second Nexus

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Editor Q&A with Kinnari Shah of Second Nexus

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner, Second Nexus Senior Editor, Kinnari Shah. Kinnari tells Beyond Your Blog about the unique way writers get assignments, the type of article that is successful on their site, payment for writers and more! Q: Tell us about Second Nexus and the timely/topical stories you like to publish. A: We focus on straight news analysis, with a leftist slant, and with an eye towards what could be shared on social media. Our writers live all over the US; they encompass a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Our pieces fall into two categories: breaking news and more “evergreen” … Read More

Did These 9 Writers Get Published On Their Target Publications From A Year Ago?

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Did These 9 Writers Get Published On Their Target Publications From A Year Ago?

In March of 2016 Beyond Your Blog asked 12 bloggers to share the publications they hoped to be published in for the coming year. You can read about their target publication goals here. In this article we are checking back in with nine of them a year later to see if they were successful, or whether they changed direction. Melissa of Mommy Musings was targeting The Huffington Post, New York Times’ Well Family, and Brain, Child in 2016. UPDATE: “Unfortunately, requirements from my primary job forced my blogging to take a back seat this year, and I have only written a handful of articles. … Read More

Editor Q&A with Diane Debrovner of Parents Magazine

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Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner Parents Magazine Deputy Editor, Diane Debrovner. Diane talks to us about the submission process, what gets her attention in a pitch, response time, payment and more! Q: I think most of us are very familiar with your publication! Tell us about your role at Parents Magazine. A: I oversee our coverage of health, child development & behavior, education, and adult books, including our Ages & Stages section. That means that I top-edit all of those pieces (as well as some on other topics), working closely with the assigning editors, and I also assign some pieces myself. I work … Read More

Editor Q&A with Colleen Stinchcombe of SheKnows

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Editor Q&A with Colleen Stinchcombe of SheKnows

Please welcome to the Editor’s Q&A corner SheKnows Community Editor, Colleen Stinchcombe. Colleen fills us in on what former BlogHer contributors need to know, how bloggers can get published on SheKnows today, the content their readers love most, paid writing opportunities with SheKnows.com, and much more! Q: Most of my readers are familiar with SheKnows and/or BlogHer. Can you give us a recap on the SheKnows acquisition of BlogHer and how the two brands now function from an editorial perspective?  A: SheKnows Media acquired BlogHer.com in 2014. As of February 1st, 2017 BlogHer.com’s community section has been moved to the … Read More