Performancing Link Roundup – Sun Mar 30, 2008

A lot of the links in this roundup are aimed at freelancers, bloggers for hire, network bloggers.

  1. Deb Ng and Jennifer Chait have recently launched a great resource, Network Blogging Tips. The focus here is on blogging for networks, and there’s some juicy advice there. They also define what a blogger for hire is, and what “network blogging” is all about. Recommended reading for aspiring freelancers.
  2. Over at FreelanceSwitch, Muhammad Saleem offers part 1 and part 2 of his Social Media and Simplicity series. These articles are his advice on how to effectively use social media sites to build your business. (In case you didn’t know, Muhammad is the #2 Digg user.)
  3. Warren Greeley has a guest post at Anywired on getting local clients while working pretty much anywhere.
  4. Darren Rowse has an interview with Victor Agreda Jr., who is a blog producer. Victor “produces” blogs for Weblogs Inc. While you’re there, also visit Should I Change My Website into a Blog. (This might be good advice for you freelance writers that I know who are not sure whether you should create your blog or not.)
  5. Steven Snell asks, Is There a Career in Blogging, and offers some sage advice on becoming a pro blogger or alternately a freelance blogger. Personally, I think that once online publishing revenues stabilize and publishers offer livable rates, there is a career in this, just as with any writing career.
  6. David Peralty at Xfep is looking for weekly columnists. Please read his description carefully, as he needs specific qualifications.
  7. WordPress 2.5 has been released, and Matt Mullenweg writes about all the incredible new features it has at the WordPress blog. There’s also a 4-minute screencast of the new interface.

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