WritingSpark.com Relaunch!

by Alicia Sparks on January 1, 2010

WritingSpark.com is not a new site; it’s actually been around for quite a while. So, it’s more of an old site with a new look…

…and absolutely no archived posts to date.

What can I say? I was a bit overzealous when I wiped the slate clean.

I was also a bit overzealous when I started WritingSpark.com.

For some reason, after having been a freelance writer and editor for a handful of months, I thought I was in a position to offer advice to other freelance writers and editors. Most of the people I befriended during WritingSpark.com’s maiden voyage were other freelance writers and editors – much more seasoned freelance writers and editors, mind you, who managed websites and blogs that screamed talent, knowledge, and experience.

Sure, I had talent when I started this site. I like to think I still do. And yes, I had some knowledge, too.

But experience? Actually working as a writer, and not just writing because it was my passion?

Next to none.

After a few more months, I decided to put blogging at WritingSpark.com on hold while I gained some more experience. So, as I worked writing and editing just about everything under the sun, this site became a static writing and editing portfolio. For a while, I was okay with that. There was actually a point at which I thought I’d just let this site act as my online portfolio for…well, ever.

After all, I was busy with writing and editing. The busier I stayed, the more experienced I became. The more experienced I became, the more jobs I landed. The more jobs I landed, the more money I made, and at this point, did I really have time to blog about “The Top 7 Ways to Screw Yourself Out of a Writing Gig” – regardless of whether I’d learned them all?

Yes, actually, I did. More than time, I had the desire again, and – this time around – the experience, too.

So, here I am, blogging at WritingSpark.com again.

Of course, “time, desire, and experience” isn’t exactly the most effective way to explain to someone why I gave the site a complete overhaul and what I expect to do with it.

These days, it’s crucial for every writer to have some sort of web presence. Not only should this be a place where he or she can direct potential clients, showcase experience and samples, and connect with other writers, but it should also be a place where the definition of his or her true niche in the business shines through.

Writing is my niche. Within that niche, of course, are little sub-niches. Press releases, newsletters, blogs, marketing articles, sales materials, web copy and content – each of these is within my niche.

However, what really defines my niche is a huge part of what WritingSpark.com is all about: My desire and ability to take my own ideas, the ideas of clients, and the ideas of fellow writers and set them ablaze.

So, that’s what I do.

Turn sparks into fires.

Welcome aboard 🙂

Alicia Sparks

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car-reviews.ru January 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm

What kind of money can be made submitting articles to blogs and websites?

Alicia January 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Submitting articles to blogs and websites (such as article directories like http://www.ezinearticles.com) helps in a number of ways – all of which can help you increase sales and make more money. When you submit the articles with a link to your own website, those articles help build links back to site, improve your site’s search engine ranking, establish you as an expert in your field, and drive traffic to your site. 🙂

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